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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2022.
2022 AWP Conference & Bookfair
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Convention Center March 23–26, 2022
In light of the tremendous success of the virtual 2021 AWP Conference & Bookfair, AWP will incorporate a virtual component to #AWP22. In addition to offering our full in-person event schedule in Philadelphia from March 23-26, 2022, we will live-stream several in-person events and offer a selection of prerecorded virtual events.
A virtual-only registration will be available for #AWP22 at a reduced registration rate and will include the prerecorded virtual events and live-streamed events. The in-person registration will include all in-person and virtual programming.
Anyone is welcome to propose an in-person or a virtual event for #AWP22 from May 3-June 8, 2021. In-person events will last the usual 75 minutes, and prerecorded virtual events will last 60 minutes. Please note that due to limited staff & resources, not all in-person events can be live-streamed for virtual audiences.
- May 3: conference event proposal system opens
- June 8: deadline to submit conference event proposals
- June 16: deadline for all participants to link to events and add short biographies
- March 23–26, 2022: #AWP22 in Philadelphia, PA