2019 AWP Conference Schedule

The  #AWP19 Conference & Bookfair in Portland, Oregon’s schedule is searchable by day, time, title, description, participants, and type of event. This schedule is subject to change. Visit the offsite event schedule for a listing of literary events taking place throughout the Portland area during our conference.

A version of the schedule accessible to screen readers is also available.

Please note that your personalized schedule on the AWP website can be saved and printed, but it cannot be transferred to the digital conference app because the two systems are independent.

 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

W100. AWP Bookfair Setup, Sponsored by Wilkes University Low-Residency MA/MFA in Creative Writing. The exhibit hall at the Oregon Convention Center will be open for bookfair setup. For safety and security reasons, only those holding a Bookfair Setup Access (BSA) registration, or those accompanied by an individual wearing a BSA registration, will be permitted inside the bookfair during setup hours. Bookfair exhibitors are welcome to pick up their registration materials in AWP’s registration area on Level 1 of the Oregon Convention Center.

Registration Area, Exhibit Hall A, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

W101. Conference Registration, Sponsored by Butler University MFA in Creative Writing. Attendees who have registered in advance, or who have yet to purchase a registration, may secure their registration materials in AWP’s registration area located in Exhibit Hall A of the Oregon Convention Center, Level 1. Please consult the bookfair map in the conference planner for location details. Students must present a valid student ID to check-in or register at our student rate. Seniors must present a valid ID to register at our senior rate. A $50 fee will be charged for all replacement registrations.

Near A103, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

W102. Mamava Lactation Suite 1. Mamava lactation suites are located outside of the A and E meeting rooms on Level 1 of the Oregon Convention Center. All Mamava suites come with a Bluetooth SmartLock that syncs with Mamava’s mobile app. Download the app at mamava.com/mobile-app. You may also request a door code for entry in the Administration Office on Level 2 and by calling 503-235-7575.

Near E148, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

W103. Mamava Lactation Suite 2. Mamava lactation suites are located outside of the A and E meeting rooms on Level 1 of the Oregon Convention Center. All Mamava suites come with a Bluetooth SmartLock that syncs with Mamava’s mobile app. You may also request a door code for entry in the Administration Office on Level 2 and by calling 503-235-7575.

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

C127, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

W104. Author Portraits by Adrianne Mathiowetz Photography. () Stop being embarrassed of your author photo! A great portrait is not only flattering, but actively invites your audience to get to know you and your work. Returning for a third year at AWP, photographer Adrianne Mathiowetz will be offering twenty-minute studio sessions on site. See your proof gallery of images immediately; any portrait you choose will be fully processed and digitally delivered in high res for $85. (Conference discount: sessions usually priced at $350.) Put your best face forward on websites, book covers, social media, and published interviews. Advanced sign-up required.

Adrianne Mathiowetz is a Boston-based portrait and editorial photographer. She is a Spring 2010 photo graduate of The Salt Institute of Documentary Studies, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, and Entertainment Weekly, amongst others. She lives for the in-between moments, and loves to take photos of costume changes, interruptions, and delays.

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Registration Area, Exhibit Hall A, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

W105. Accessibility Tour. Join AWP conference staff for a tour of the Oregon Convention Center. This tour will cover main event areas of the Oregon Convention Center and will be an opportunity to ask questions about conference accessibility. This tour is great for someone who would like to get a sense for the distances between meeting rooms and to plan easiest routes. If you are unable to make it to this 2:00 p.m. tour, please email events@awpwriter.org to arrange for a different time.

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

A105, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

W106. CLMP/SPD Membership Meeting. (, , , Mary Gannon, ) This event is for all independent literary publishers: seasoned professionals, those just starting out, and all in between. Learn what we're planning for the year and share your thoughts on how we can best ensure that our community thrives. Even if you're not yet a member of CLMP or SPD, but would like to find out more, please feel welcome to join us.

Montana Agte-Studier is the Director of Membership and Development at CLMP. She holds a BFA in Jazz Flute and a BA in Literature/Arts in Context from The New School University. She is currently working on her first novel.

Brent Cunningham is the Managing Director at Small Press Distribution, where he has worked since 1999. Along with SPD’s other directors, he has helped more than double sales at the organization over the past decade. He is the author of two books of poetry, Journey to the Sun and Bird & Forest.

Trisha Low is the Publicity Manager at Small Press Distribution. She has previously served at other feminist and arts organizations including The Feminist Press and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. She is the author of The Compleat Purge.

Jeffrey Lependorf serves as the shared Executive Director of our two national service organizations for independent literary publishing—the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and Small Press Distribution (SPD)—providing technical assistance to and advocating on behalf of the indies.


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March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

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