May 25, 2022
AWP Receives a $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
AWP has been approved for a $40,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair.
April 15, 2022
AWP Receives a $25,000 Grant from the Literary Arts Emergency Fund to Support Services to American Writers
AWP has been awarded a $25,000 grant to support its programs and services from The Literary Arts Emergency Fund, made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.
March 28, 2022
2022 AWP Conference & Bookfair Welcomed 7,000 Attendees
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) welcomed 6,000 attendees for the return of an in-person conference and bookfair in Philadelphia, as well as hosting an additional 1,000 attendees online.
March 8, 2022
AWP Hosts Hybrid 2022 Conference & Bookfair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (March 23–26)
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) returns to an in-person conference March 23–26, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
November 29, 2021
AWP Board Elects Officers & Sets Goals for FY22
July 12, 2021
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Board of Directors Welcomes New Members and Elected Secretary
Five new members join the AWP Board: Sean Bernard, Sumita Chakraborty, Jenny Yang Cropp, James Tate Hill, and Judy Wilson.
June 14, 2021
AWP Named Among Amazon Literary Partnership Grant Recipients
May 12, 2021
AWP to Receive $30,000 Grant from the NEA
March 18, 2021
AWP Announces Winners of the 2021 George Garrett and Small Press Publisher Awards
March 8, 2021
AWP’s completely virtual 2021 Conference & Bookfair (March 3–7) hosted over 6,000 attendees, 250 events, and 300 exhibitors
November 17, 2020
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Board of Directors Welcomes New Members, Elects Officers, Bids Farewell to Former Treasurer
AWP's Board of Directors makes several announcements following its fall 2020 board meeting.
October 15, 2020
AWP and Bookshop.org Announce Partnership
AWP and Bookshop.org team up to support independent bookstores, authors, and publications and to promote socially-conscious book buying.
September 17, 2020
AWP Receives a $15,000 Grant from the Literary Arts Emergency Fund to support services to American writers
AWP has been awarded $15,000 in operations funding to assist in sustaining its member programs.
June 12, 2020
AWP Receives a $40,000 Art Works Grant from the NEA to Support Services to American Writers
AWP has been awarded this grant to support its upcoming 2021 Conference & Bookfair, featuring as keynote speaker US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.
June 1, 2020
AWP Receives an Amazon Literary Partnership Grant
The Amazon Literary Partnership announced that the Association of Writers & Writing Programs has received a grant of $5,000 to support its Writer to Writer Mentorship Program.
February 11, 2020
AWP Appoints New Executive Co-Directors to Lead Organization
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Cynthia Sherman and Diane Zinna have accepted the positions of Executive Co-Directors of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
November 14, 2019
A Farewell from the Chair of the AWP Board of Directors
This past weekend, the Board of Directors met in Kansas City, Missouri, for its annual business meeting. Following that meeting, the board is proud to make the following announcements.
April 16, 2019
AWP Appoints New Executive Director
Today, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) announced that they have appointed Dr. Chloe Schwenke as their new Executive Director, following a nationwide executive search guided by Arts Consulting Group.
August 22, 2018
AWP Releases Report on ADA Accessibility & Inclusion Assessment of the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair
AAWP has released the results of an assessment of AWP’s performance with regards to the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) in terms of conference accessibility and inclusion.
August 3, 2018
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Transitions to Full Independence
AWP has reorganized its operations to adopt an autonomous non-profit model and will no longer be affiliated with a university.
May 9, 2018
AWP Receives a $70,000 Art Works Grant from the NEA to Support Services to American Writers
AWP has been awarded a $70,000 grant to support its upcoming Conference & Bookfair in Portland, Oregon, and the continued production of the organization’s website and magazine The Writer’s Chronicle.
January 25, 2018
#AWP18 Conference & Bookfair Opens March 7 – 10 in Tampa, FL, Featuring 2,000 Presenters and 550 Literary Events
Now the largest literary conference in North America, the 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair will take place March 7 to March 10 at the Tampa Convention Center.
March 14, 2017
AWP to Move to the University of Maryland
This summer, AWP will move it offices from Virginia to Maryland, from George Mason University (GMU) to the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP).
May 11, 2016
Announcement on Future AWP Conference Sites
AWP will no longer consider other cities for prospective conference sites if the states of those cities pass anti-LGBTQ "bathroom laws."
March 21, 2016
AWP’s 2016 Los Angeles Conference & Bookfair (March 30–April 2), features 2,000 Presenters and 550 Literary Events!
Now the largest literary conference in North America, the 2016 AWP Conference & Bookfair will take place March 30 to April 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and J.W. Marriott Hotel. More than 12,000 people are expected to attend. The conference will highlight over 2,000 authors, editors, teachers, and publishers.