2015 Adelphi University Bookfair Stages

Host a Reading or Panel at AWP’s Bookfair

AWP is offering bookfair stages 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, and 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.

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.

Adelphi University Bookfair Stages Schedule and Fees

The time slots for Adelphi Bookfair Stage 1 and Adelphi Bookfair Stage 2 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are:

Adelphi Bookfair Stage 1

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

Adelphi Bookfair Stage 2

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

TThe cost for a 75-minute time slot is $375 for start times before 12:00 p.m. and $475 starting at 12:00 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 when provided by the deadline date of December 1, 2014. Each stage area includes seating for 120. Consult the bookfair floor plan to view the location of each stage.


  • 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