F301. Women's Caucus

Room 607, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Friday, February 28, 2014
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm


Where is the place for women writers within AWP and within the greater literary community? The women's caucus discusses questions of continuing inequities in creative writing publication and literature, issues of cultural obstacles in the form of active oppression, stereotypes, lack of access to literary power structures, and the historical marginalization of women's writing. The caucus also explores perspectives and the diverse voices of women and offers networking opportunities.



Susan Kushner Resnick, author of the creative nonfiction books You Saved Me, Too; Goodbye Wifes and Daughters; and Sleepless Days, teaches at Brown University. Winner of a Montana Book Award, High Plains Literary Award, and Independent Publisher Book Awards gold medal, she also writes for magazines.

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is the author of three books of poetry, The Gospel of Barbecue, Outlandish Blues, and Red Clay Suite. Most recently, she received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is associate professor of English at the University of Oklahoma.

Alyss Dixson was Head of Feature Film Development and Production for Director Brett Ratner and a Vice-President of Worldwide Production for Paramount Motion Picture Group. She is now an independent writer and producer.

Sarah Busse is one of two Poets Laureates of Madison, Wisconsin. Co-editor for Verse Wisconsin and Cowfeather Press, her book, Somewhere Piano, was awarded the Posner Award (Council for Wisconsin Writers). She teaches at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival and online at the Loft.

Sheila Bender is a poet and author and founder of Writing It Real, an online site dedicated to helping people write from personal experience. In addition to teaching classes online, she teaches in person at writing intensives and writers' workshops including Centrum Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center