Press Room

A collection of press releases for distribution. You can find downloadable photos and badges on the Photos & Graphics page.

Press Releases

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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