F299. Women's Caucus

Room 501, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, April 1, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm


Women writers are moving closer to publishing equality, but we haven't arrived yet. This roundtable discussion addresses what women in our industry can do to remedy inequities in publishing and reviewing, with a particular focus on networking strategies. Speakers include leaders from VIDA, originators of the Count, and JAWS, a women's journalism collaborative. The AWP women's caucus aims to eliminate the ongoing imbalance in the publishing world.


Amy King teaches English and creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College, serves on the executive committee for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, moderates the Women’s Poetry Listserv, and she was the 2015 Winner of the WNBA Award. She also coedits Poets for Living Waters and blogs for Boston Review.

Katherine Ann Rowlands is an editor and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is past president of Journalism & Women Symposium, a national group that supports, trains, and mentors women in journalism. She previously worked in California, Minnesota, New York, England, Holland, and Honduras.

Lois Roma-Deeley, winner of the Samuel T. Coleridge Literary Prize, authored three collections of poetry: Rules of Hunger, northSight, and High Notes. Her poems appear in many literary anthologies and numerous literary journals nationally and internationally.

Margaret Rozga, professor of English emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, has published three books: Justice Freedom Herbs, Though I Haven’t Been to Baghdad, and Two Hundred Nights and One Day. A long-time civil rights activist, she creates poetry projects for social justice groups.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center