2020 AWP Conference Schedule


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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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


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

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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.

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Accessibility Desk, Registration Area, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level


Accessibility Tour

Join the AWP conference staff for a tour of the Henry B. González Convention Center. This tour will cover main event areas of the Henry B. González 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 colleen@awpwriter.org to arrange for a different time.

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12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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


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.

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


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.

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6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Room 205, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level


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.

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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: flowchartfdn

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.

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