2015 AWP Conference Schedule

Below is a list of AWP events for the #AWP15 Conference & Bookfair in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The schedule is searchable by day, time, title, description, participants, type of event, and various category tags self-selected by the event’s organizer. This schedule is subject to change. A version accessible to screen readers is also available.

Visit the offsite event schedule for a listing of literary events taking place throughout the Minneapolis area during our conference. Offsite event submission is open until Monday, March 23, 2015.

Scroll over participants’ names in blue to read their biographies. To create and save your own personalized conference itinerary, use the “Check here to add to my schedule” box, and then select the blue “my schedule” link to view the schedule you have created. The check box will prompt you to sign into your AWP user account before you are able to add events to your schedule. You do not have to be an AWP member in order to create a user account.   

Official AWP events will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403). Unless otherwise noted, events outside this venue are not produced, moderated, or curated by AWP.


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Registration Area, Level 1

W100. Conference Registration. Attendees who have registered in advance may pick up their registration materials in AWP’s preregistered check-in area, located in the registration area on level 1 of the Minneapolis Convention Center. If you have not yet registered for the conference, please visit the unpaid registration area, also in the registration area on 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 badges.

Hall B & C, Level 1

W101. Bookfair Setup, Sponsored by Hollins University: Jackson Center for Creative Writing. The exhibit halls on level 1 of the Minneapolis Convention Center will be open for bookfair setup. For safety and security reasons, only those wearing an exhibitor access badge, or those accompanied by an individual wearing an exhibitor access badge, will be permitted inside the bookfair during setup hours. Bookfair exhibitors are welcome to pick up their registration materials in AWP’s registration area also located on level 1.

W102. Lactation Room. Please visit the AWP Help Desk in the registration area on level 1 for the access codes to the two lactation rooms located on level 2 of the Minneapolis Convention Center. For reasons of privacy and security, access to the lactation room is granted with permission by AWP only.

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Room 101 B&C, Level 1

W103. CLMP/SPD Annual Publisher Meeting. (,  ,  ,  ,  ) The staffs of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and Small Press Distribution (SPD) discuss issues facing publishers, organizational goals, and upcoming programs. Both new and longstanding members, as well as those contemplating joining either organization, should plan to attend.

Trisha Low is the director of membership and development at CLMP (the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses) where she cultivates relationships with independent literary publishers and dispenses advice to help them through the business of publishing towards becoming more sustainable.

Jeffrey Lependorf serves as the shared executive director of America's two national service organizations for independent literary publishing: the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and Small Press Distribution.

Brent Cunningham is the operations director for Small Press Distribution, where he has worked since 1999. Along with SPD’s other directors he has helped nearly 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.

Ted Dodson is the author of the chapbook Pop! in Spring. He is the editor of the Poetry Project Newsletter and the books editor for Futurepoem. He also works as the member services and development associate for CLMP.

Twitter Username: tedodson

Laura Moriarty is the deputy director of Small Press Distribution where she has worked since 1999. For more than a decade, she was director of the American Poetry Archives for the Poetry Center at San Francisco State University. She is the author of fourteen books of poetry and two novels.

Twitter Username: l_moriartypoet

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2015 Annual Conference & Bookfair

April 8-11, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel