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Event Proposals

The 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair will feature hundreds of conference events and thousands of presenters at the in-person conference in Seattle, Washington. A select number of events will be made available virtually for both in-person and virtual-only attendees to enjoy. Proposals for both in-person and virtual conference events will be accepted in the spring of 2022.

An in-person #AWP23 registration will include access to all in-person and virtual programming. A virtual-only registration will also be available for #AWP23 at a reduced registration rate, and will include on-demand access to twenty-three prerecorded virtual events and access to seventeen featured event livestreams from the in-person conference.

Anyone is welcome to submit an in-person or a virtual event proposal for #AWP23 from May 3-June 15, 2022. In-person events will last the usual 75 minutes, and prerecorded virtual events will last 60 minutes. Please note that due to limited staff & resources, not all in-person events can be live-streamed for virtual audiences.

The proposal process is highly competitive, and event organizers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Event Proposal Guidelines and Presenter Guidelines before submitting a proposal. The guidelines have been updated for the 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair and should be reviewed by both first-time and returning event organizers.

The AWP conference subcommittee seeks proposals featuring panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, and ages. While an institutional affiliation is not required of participants, when appropriate, panels should showcase presenters from a variety of organizations and institutions who are at different stages of their careers. The ideal panel will consist of participants who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences. The committee also encourages panel participation from graduate and undergraduate students.

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Key Dates

  • May 3: #AWP23 proposal system opens
  • June 15: deadline to submit a #AWP23 event proposal.
  • June 22: deadline for all participants to link their AWP account to their proposals and add their short biographies.


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March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, WA

Seattle Convention Center

Literary Partners

National literary organizations are invited to propose partnership events for our annual conference.
Guidelines for future conferences will be posted soon.