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AWP Conference

Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers of that region. More than 13,000 writers and readers attended our 2014 conference, and over 700 exhibitors were represented at our bookfair. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. We hope you’ll join us in 2015.

2015 AWP Conference & Bookfair

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

Key Dates

  • March 21, 2014: event proposal submissions open
  • May 11, 2014: last day to submit event proposals
  • May 9, 2014: last day for participants to link themselves to proposed events and enter their prefessional roles & biographies
  • May 1, 2014: deadline for #AWP15 Minneapolis event proposals

Conference Queries


Conference Events

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

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


Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

Disability Statement

Advertising and Sponsorship

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.