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AWP Conference

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2015 conference will feature over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosts over 700 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Minneapolis to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.

2015 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Minneapolis Convention Center &
Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
April 8 - 11, 2015

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Future Conferences

Los Angeles, California

  • March 30 - April 2, 2016 | Los Angeles Convention Center & JW Marriott Los Angeles

Washington, DC | 50th Anniversary

  • February 8 - 11, 2017 | Washington Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis

Tampa, Florida

  • March 7 - 10, 2018 | Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside

Archives of past conferences can be found in the Conference Archives section of the website.


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Visit the advertising section of our website to learn more about how to reach our conference attendees through print and online advertising. To learn more about sponsoring our Minneapolis conference, download our 2015 sponsorship kit and pledge form.