AWP Conference

COVID-19 Updates

Impact on #AWP21 Kansas City, MO, Planning

AWP is currently in ongoing discussions with Kansas City concerning the March 2021 conference and we are continuing to monitor CDC, state, and local guidelines to determine the safest option for the conference.

In the meantime, as we continue to be in contact with Kansas City, AWP is moving forward with plans for a virtual version of #AWP21. Regardless of whether #AWP21 has an in-person component, all #AWP21 content and programming will be made available virtually in March 2021. We hope you will register and look forward to connecting in March!

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year thousands of 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 thousands of presenters as well as hundreds of readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosts hundreds of presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in 2021 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.

2021 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Convention Center
March 3–6, 2021

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Future Conferences

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center

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