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 conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in San Antonio, TX, in 2020 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.
2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair
San Antonio, TX
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
March 4–7, 2020
- May 1, 2019: Event proposals due
- May 7, 2019: Deadline for participants to link to proposals
- August, 2019: Registration opens
- February 5, 2020: Deadline for accessibility requests
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Archives of past conferences can be found in the Conference Archives section of the website.