2020 AWP Conference Schedule

The #AWP20 Conference & Bookfair in San Antonio, Texas, 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 San Antonio area during our conference.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Exhibit Halls 3-4, Henry B. González Convention Center, Street Level

W100. AWP Bookfair Setup, Sponsored by Trinity University Press. The exhibit hall at the Henry B. González 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 in Exhibit Hall 3, Henry B. González Convention Center, Street Level.

Exhibit Hall 3, Henry B. González Convention Center, Street Level

W101. Conference Registration, Sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. 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 3, Henry B. González Convention Center, Street Level. 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.

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Room 221C, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

W102. 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 fourth 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 $375.) Put your best face forward on websites, book covers, social media, and published interviews. Advanced sign-up required: am-photography.ticketleap.com/author-portraits-at-awp-2020

Adrianne Mathiowetz is a portrait photographer who has photographed over 200 writers, in her studio and at AWP. She is a graduate of The Salt Institute of Documentary Studies, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Fast Company, Wired, and Entertainment Weekly.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Room 225D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

W103. CLMP Membership Meeting. (, , ) 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, but would like to find out more, please feel welcome to join us.

Mary Gannon is the Executive Director of the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses, a 50-year-old nonprofit organization that works to ensure a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by supporting and advocating for small literary publishers and their authors.
Twitter Username: gannonme
David Gibbs is the Director of Programs at CLMP. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a BA from Ohio State University. In addition to his responsibilities at CLMP, David is a part-time instructor at the Parsons School of Design at The New School.
Montana Agte-Studier is the Director of Membership and NYSCA NYTAP at CLMP. Montana holds a BFA in Jazz Flute and a BA in Literature/Arts in Context from The New School University. She lives in NYC, is Associate Publisher at The Mantle, and is currently working on a novel.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Room 225D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

W104. SPD Membership Meeting. (, , ) 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 SPD, but would like to find out more, please feel welcome to join us.

Jeffrey Lependorf serves as the shared Executive Director of Small Press Distribution (SPD), our nation's only nonprofit literary book distributor, and The Flow Chart Foundation, dedicated to exploring the interrelationships of various art forms as guided by the legacy of John Ashbery.
Twitter Username: jefflependorf

Website: http://www.jeffreylependorf.com
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 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.

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March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center

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