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 Kansas City, Missouri in 2024.

2024 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Kansas City, Missouri
February 7–10, 2024

Key Dates

  • August 15: Accepted events announced, early bird registration opens
  • August 15: Hotel & Travel opens to sponsors/presenters/exhibitors
  • August 15: Bookfair stage submissions open
  • August 15: Scholarship application opens
  • August 22: Event Confirmation deadline / deadline to add participants/participant bios/edit event information
  • August 29: Hotel & travel opens to all registered attendees
  • September 1: Small Press Publisher nominations open
  • September 12: Work-Exchange application opens
  • September 15: Late A/V request deadline and scheduling request deadline
  • October 13: Sponsor pledge deadline
  • October 27: Small Press Publisher nominations deadline
  • November 7: Bookfair stage application closes
  • November 20: Early Bird rates end
  • November 21: Preregistration rates begin
  • November 21: Scholarship application closes

Conference Queries

(240) 696-8273

Conference Events
(240) 696-8250

(240) 696-7741

Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

#AWP24 Anti-Harassment Policy

Refund Policy


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center