Writers’ Conferences & Centers Membership

Writers’ Conference & Centers (WC&C) is a division of AWP. Membership in WC&C provides a low-cost way for you to increase your organization’s public outreach, join a growing community of conference and center directors, and manage and promote your organization.

WC&C Membership Rates

Membership in WC&C is $200 per year. WC&C provides an unmatched number of marketing and promotional opportunities, making it a great value for organizations with limited resources.

WC&C Membership Benefits

  • A comprehensive listing of your organization on our website and an active link to your programming. This is the single most effective way to promote your organization among prospective attendees. The WC&C area of our website receives more than 11,000 unique visitors every month. Potential attendees can search conferences or centers by region, season, genre, or check our interactive event calendar to view programs by month. AWP promotes the Directory of Conferences & Centers through regular email broadcasts, direct mail, and advertising. Your website listing may include your program title, contact information, website and email links, tuition, dates, faculty, short and detailed descriptions, a logo image, and a gallery of images. These listings can be updated as frequently as you wish.

  • Access to the members-only content on our website; a calendar of deadlines for conferences and centers; a complete and fully searchable archive of articles from the Writer’s Chronicle and The Director, an archive of WC&C articles; and other documents useful to teachers and administrators of writers' conferences and centers.

  • A promotional listing in AWP’s “Conferences, Colonies, & Centers” section of the February issue of the Writer’s Chronicle, which reaches 35,000 people, and a second listing in the issue of your choice.

  • A 10% discount on display advertising in the Writers’ Chronicle.

  • Twenty free issues of the issue of the Writer’s Chronicle closest to the date of your programming. For instance, attendees of a WC&C member holding its conference in the summer will receive 20 copies of the May/Summer issue of the Writer’s Chronicle.

  • A one-year membership to AWP for the director of your organization, which includes a subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle and access to all the members-only features of our website.

  • Participation in the WC&C Scholarship Program, which provides two scholarships for writers to attend WC&C member programs.

  • Access to AWP's Writer's Circle, where you can exchange ideas and network with other directors who understand the issues that matter most to you.

  • The opportunity to promote your program for free on AWP's Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites when you offer an exclusive benefit to AWP members.
  • View a list of our current WC&C members.

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