Conference & Bookfair
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Ditch the Quotes
Samantha Edmonds on teaching students to italicize dialogue.
Paying Tribute to Donald Hall
Martin Lammon shares an excerpt from one of Hall's letters.
In the Spotlight
Get to know member Philip Kenney, author and psychotherapist.
Vivid with Character
Daniel Groves on vital signs in Merrill's late body of work in the March/April 2019 issue
Teaching Critical Literary Citizenship
Robert McGill and André Babyn on fostering thoughtful community involvement.
Featured This Month
In the Spotlight: Philip Kenney
Writer's Notebook: "Unbinding Our Eyes: Poetry as a Way of Seeing"
Nausheen Eusuf | February 2019
The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "Unconscious Mind: The Art & Soul of Fiction"
Madison Smartt Bell | May/Summer 1996
The Writer's News
March 22, 2019
Whiting Foundation Awardees Announced
The Whiting Foundation has announced its 2019 winners.
March 20, 2019
AWP Announces New Anti-Harassment Policy
I am pleased to announce that AWP has just posted our new Anti-Harassment Policy.
March 18, 2019
W. S. Merwin, 1927—2019
The celebrated poet W. S. Merwin died on Friday, March 15, in his sleep at his home near Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii.
March 13, 2019
Publishing Triangle Announces 2018 Awards Finalists
The Publishing Triangle, an association that supports books published by LGBTQ authors or with related themes, has announced the finalists for its annual awards across all genres.
March 11, 2019
Construction at the Oregon Convention Center Update #2
The AWP conference staff and one of our board members completed a site visit to Portland near the end of February. Our top priorities were to assess the status of the Oregon Convention Center’s construction project and to meet with key vendors prior to the conference to better serve all attendees.
The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers.
If stimulating the brain helps our writing, then touristy, urban India is a stimulation overdose. But at this retreat, we strive for balance. We'll meet you at the Delhi airport and take you on a day-trip to the Taj Mahal. Then we take you to a surprise -
A seven-month residency, for any kind of writer at any stage of career, in a remote but comfortable cabin in the Rogue River backcountry of southwestern Oregon. Caretaking duties required. $5,000 stipend. See website for complete information.
We invite published and aspiring writers in the fields of both fiction and non-fiction to participate in a series of workshops and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers. Between intimate workshops and lectures, we’ll offer the chance to
The Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp is for the writer who has a full book-length manuscript (novel, memoir or short story collection) and would like to engage with a small group for a serious and productive response. The long weekend will include
The San Antonio Book Festival is a FREE, annual, daylong event that unites readers and writers in a celebration of ideas, books, libraries, and literary culture. Featuring more than 90 nationally and regionally acclaimed authors, the Festival offers progr
Two days of workshops, panels, and presentations designed to help writers of all ages and experience find their best path to publication.