2014 Adelphi University Bookfair Stages

Host a Reading or Panel at AWP’s Bookfair

AWP offers three stages within the bookfair to host your reading, panel, or other literary performance event. Sponsored by the Adelphi University MFA in Creative Writing, the stages are set in the midst of the exhibit hall bustle, providing your organization with great visibility and foot traffic. These unique and dynamic venues are perfect for book or magazine launch readings, performance and slam events, celebrations, and tributes.

Stage reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis and are available exclusively to registered bookfair exhibitors through September 15. On September 16, reservations will be accepted from general registered conference attendees.

The cost for a 75-minute time slot is $375 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and $475 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., which includes use of a microphone and sound system, along with a listing of your event on AWP’s website and in the conference program. Each stage area includes seating for 120. Consult the bookfair floor plan to view the location of each stage.

Adelphi University Bookfair Stages Schedule

The Adelphi University Bookfair Stage schedule will be available in the fall with the overall AWP Conference & Bookfair schedule. The time slots for the Patricia Olson Stage (North Hall), the Robert Muroff Stage (North Hall), and the Scott James Stage (South Hall) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are:

  • 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
  • 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:00 – 1: 15 p.m.
  • 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
  • 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
  • 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.


  • Events should consist of a maximum of four readers and one moderator, and organizers are limited to one time slot each.
  • Restrictions for panel participation do not apply to bookfair stage reservations. Presenters who are participating in the maximum allowable number of panels may still participate in bookfair stage events.
  • AWP reserves the right to edit biographies and event descriptions for length and clarity.
  • Time limits will be enforced by an AWP staff member.


Bookfair Exhibitor Agreement

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

Disability Statement

2015 Annual Conference & Bookfair

April 8-11, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel

Bookfair Contact

Cynthia Sherman
Bookfair Manager