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2022 AWP Conference Schedule

The #AWP22 Conference & Bookfair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania schedule is searchable by day, time, title, description, participants, and type of event. This schedule is subject to change. A version accessible to screen readers is also available.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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

Broad Street Atrium, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level


Vaccination Verification Check-In

The first stop at #AWP22 is the vaccination verification check-in, located at the 155 N Broad Street entrance to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. All attendees must verify proof of valid COVID-19 vaccination through CrowdPass. Once you are verified, you will receive your #AWP22 lanyard, which will serve as indication your vaccination status has been verified. Proceed to the Registration area in Halls D&E on the 200 level to complete the registration process.

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Halls D & E, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 200 Level


Conference Registration, Sponsored by Philadelphia Stories

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 E, Pennsylvania Convention
Center, 200 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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Halls D & E, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 200 Level


AWP Bookfair Setup, Sponsored by Butler University MFA in Creative Writing

The exhibit hall at the Pennsylvania 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 E, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 200 Level.

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Near 126B, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level


Mamava Nursing Pod

A Mamava lactation suite is located outside of room 126B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Accessibility Desk, Registration Area, Halls D & E, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 200 Level


Accessibility Tour

Join AWP conference staff for a tour of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This tour will cover main event areas of the Pennsylvania 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 3:00 p.m. tour, please email to arrange for a different time.

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4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Salon E, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Floor 5


World of Wonders

(Aimee Nezhukumatathil, January Gill O'Neil)

World of Wonders, an up close-and-personal evening with Aimee Nezhukumatathil and special guest January Gill O'Neill, sponsored by Milkweed Editions. Reserve your ticket on the World of Wonders page of the AWP website. Suggested donation $25.

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5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

123, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level


CLMP Membership Meeting

This event is for all independent literary magazine and small press 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.

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6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Salon C, D, & E, Marriott Philadephia Downtown, Floor 5


AWP Small Press & Exhibitor Appreciation Reception

Join AWP in celebrating small presses and #AWP22 exhibitors. We will also be announcing and presenting the 2022 AWP Small Press Publisher Award and celebrating the amazing finalists: American Short Fiction, Ecotone, and

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2022_PHILADELPHIA Annual Conference & Bookfair

March 23–26, 2022
Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Convention Center

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