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George Garrett Award

2022 George Garrett Award

2022 George Garrett Award Announced!

Congratulations to Craig Santos Perez, this year's recipient for the 2022 George Garrett Award.


Writer to Writer Mentorship Program

Writer to Writer

Season 16 Has Begun

Check out our mentorship matches!


April Issue Writer's Chronicle

Writer's Chronicle

The Writer's Chronicle

April issue of Writer's Chronicle


AWP Bookshelf

Writer's Chronicle


Check out the new listing of books by our members and find your next read!


Virtual AWP in Conversation: Celebrating Black Poetry with Cave Canem

Virtual AWP Events

Virtual AWP in Conversation: Celebrating Black Poetry with Cave Canem

Sponsored by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature


Virtual AWP Events

Virtual AWP Events

Virtual AWP Pedagogy

Tara Campbell and Julie Iromuanya discuss reclaiming and redefining genre fiction in the creative writing classroom.


Writer's Notebook

Writer's Notebook

AWP’s Online Resources for Writers

From online communities to lesson plans to videos to opportunities.


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The Writer's Chronicle Archives: Standing & Listening: Marianne Moore's Strategies

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Writer's Chronicle


  • Aug 16

    Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence Program

    The Writer-in-Residence Program is Hedgebrook’s core program, supporting the fully-funded residencies of approximately 80 women writers at the retreat each year.

  • Aug 17

    Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

    The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference is a 10-day program that takes place in Vermont in mid to late August.

  • Aug 21

    The Lighthouse Sessions—Women's

    Women’s Retreat “To The Lighthouse” in Maine

  • Aug 28

    Mineral School September 2022 Residency

    Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During 2022, we're offering one-week and two-week residency periods to a total of 24 artists, including poets, prose writers, and v

  • Aug 29

    Great River Writers Retreat

    The Great River Writers Retreat winner is selected from an applicant pool of writers from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin across multiple genres, and allows the winner to spend a week working on a specific writing project they have underway.

  • Sep 15

    Washington Island Literary Festival

    Choose from one to three days of programs for writers and readers on beautiful Washington Island, located in Lake Michigan.

  • Sep 17

    Seattle Escribe Spanish Writing Residency 2022

    Seattle Escribe ha celebrado la creación de la literatura en español, desde su fundación en el 2014, Mineral School da la acogida a escritores y artistas para compartir tiempo y espacio en residencias que se llevan a cabo en una antigua escuela cerca del

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