AWP Attendees hugging at the conference


“AWP is constantly evolving, finding the best ways possible to meet the needs of its membership. I am eager to see how the organization continues to change to better serve all those who care about writing and encouraging new and diverse voices. I support AWP because I want to help create those opportunities for change.”

    —Jerod Santek, artistic director, Write On, Door County

The Friends of AWP Giving Circle

Friends of AWP preserve AWP’s legacy of being there for writers at every stage of their lives. Ensure the continuation of the programs you love by becoming a donor to AWP today.

All who give to AWP receive recognition on our website, annual conference program, and annual report. Donors whose contributions reach higher levels join the Friends of AWP Giving Circle, where they receive special benefits and are recognized for their generosity and commitment to sustaining AWP’s programs and legacy

Luminary: $7,500 and above

Friend-level benefits plus:

  • access for you and 6 guests to conference VIP receptions
  • front row seating at conference keynote
  • premier-level table for you and 9 guests at the AWP Annual Gala
  • invitations to special social events
  • a registration waiver to the AWP Conference & Bookfair
  • complimentary membership to AWP

Trailblazer: $5,000-$7,499

Friend-level benefits plus:

  • access for you and 4 guests to conference VIP receptions
  • premier seating at conference keynote
  • four tickets to the AWP Annual Gala
  • invitations to special social events
  • a registration waiver to the AWP Conference & Bookfair
  • complimentary membership in AWP

Scholar: $2,500-$4,999

Friend-level benefits plus:

  • access for you and 2 guests to conference VIP receptions
  • premier seating at conference keynote
  • two tickets to the AWP Annual Gala
  • invitations to special social events
  • a registration waiver to the AWP Conference & Bookfair
  • complimentary membership in AWP

Advocate: $1,500-2,499

Friend-level benefits plus:

  • access for you and a guest to conference VIP receptions
  • preferred seating at conference keynote
  • invitations to special social events
  • a registration waiver to the AWP Conference & Bookfair
  • complimentary membership in AWP
  • recognition as a major donor

Friend: $500-$1,499

  • access for you to Conference VIP receptions
  • complimentary membership in AWP
  • recognition as a benefactor donor

For more information about the Friends of AWP Giving Circle and benefits, contact Development Director Sheila Black at sheila@awpwriter.org. If you would like to donate, please continue to our secure donation page. Thank you for your support.