AWP Conference

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events and bookfair exhibitors, and four days of essential literary conversation and celebration. The AWP Conference & Bookfair has always been a place of connection, reunion, and joy, and we are excited to see the writing community come together again in Seattle, Washington in 2023.

2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Seattle, Washington
March 8–11, 2023
Seattle Convention Center

Key Dates

  • August 15: Registration opens & accepted events announced
  • August 15: Hotel & Travel information available to sponsors, exhibitors, and presenters
  • August 23: Deadline for event organizers to confirm events
  • August 23: Deadline for event participants to update short bios
  • August 29: Hotel & Travel information available to all registered attendees
  • September 15: Deadline for event organizers to request additional A/V

Conference Queries

(240) 696-8273

Conference Events
(240) 696-8250

(240) 696-7741

Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center


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