AWP Conference

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events and bookfair exhibitors, and four days of essential literary conversation and celebration. The AWP Conference & Bookfair has always been a place of connection, reunion, and joy, and we are excited to see the writing community come together again in Seattle, Washington in 2023.

2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Seattle, Washington
March 8–11, 2023
Seattle Convention Center

AWP's hotel blocks are currently sold out, but there are still plenty of hotel rooms within walking distance of the Seattle Convention Center. Please refer to or another hotel aggregator to find the best deal. If there are any updates to our hotel blocks, we will post on the Hotel & Travel page. We apologize for the inconvenience!

If you need assistance booking your hotel room and securing an ADA room, please reach out to and we will do our best to help you.

Key Dates

Conference Queries

(240) 696-8273

Conference Events
(240) 696-8250

(240) 696-7741

Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center


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