2018 Bookfair Stages Sponsored by USC Dornsife

Host a Reading or Panel at AWP’s Bookfair

The stages are set in the midst of the exhibit hall bustle, providing your organization with great visibility and foot traffic, as well as the opportunity to engage a diverse literary audience. These unique and dynamic venues are perfect for book or magazine launch readings, performance and slam events, celebrations, and tributes.

Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are available exclusively to registered bookfair exhibitors through August 31, 2017. On September 1, reservations will be accepted from general registered conference attendees.

Schedule for the Cody D. Todd (Bookfair Stage 1) & the Virginia Barber Middleton Stage (Bookfair Stage 2)

The times listed are available daily, Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10.

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

Cost: $450 before 12:00 p.m. and $550 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Audio Visual: The use of a microphone and sound system are included in the fee, additional A/V requests are not possible due to the tight schedule.

Seating: Each stage area includes seating for 120. Consult the bookfair floor plan to view the location of each stage.

Event Listing: A listing of your event will appear on AWP’s website and in the conference program when provided by the deadline of October 14, 2017.


Bookfair Exhibitor Agreement

Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside

Bookfair Contact

Cynthia Sherman
Director of Exhibits