Conference Archives and Photo Albums

Each year, the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair travels to a different city in North America to celebrate the outstanding authors, teachers, writing programs, literary centers, and small press publishers of that region. This archive contains photos, exhibitor lists, schedules, featured presenter lists, and other media from previous conferences.

AWP Conference & Bookfair Locations

Please find below a list of conference locations for the AWP Conference & Bookfair.

  • 2022: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2021: Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2020: San Antonio, Texas
  • 2019: Portland, Oregon
  • 2018: Tampa, Florida
  • 2017: Washington, DC
  • 2016: Los Angeles, California
  • 2015: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2014: Seattle, Washington
  • 2013: Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2012: Chicago, Illinois
  • 2011: Washington, DC
  • 2010: Denver Colorado
  • 2009: Chicago, Illinois
  • 2008: New York, New York
  • 2007: Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2006: Austin, Texas
  • 2005: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 2004: Chicago, Illinois
  • 2003: Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2002: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2001: Palm Springs, California
  • 2000: Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1999: Albany, New York
  • 1998: Portland, Oregon
  • 1997: Washington, D.C.
  • 1996: Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1995: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1994: Tempe, Arizona
  • 1993: Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1992: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1991: Miami, Florida
  • 1990: Denver, Colorado
  • 1989: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1988: San Francisco, California
  • 1987: Austin, Texas
  • 1986: Chicago, Illinois
  • 1985: San Diego, California
  • 1984: Savannah, Georgia
  • 1983: St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1982: Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1981: Seattle, Washington
  • 1980: San Antonio, Texas
  • 1979: Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1978: San Francisco, California
  • 1974–1977: hiatus
  • 1973: Washington, DC