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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Friday, March 6, 2020

1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Room 008, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level

F220. CANCELLED: To Be Young, Black, and Tenure Track: Diversity in Higher Education. (, , , , ) What does it mean when you walk into a classroom and the person at the podium looks like you? As colleges across the nation increase diversity and inclusion efforts to close equity gaps for students of color, they may be overlooking one thing—diverse faculty representation. Published authors and professors, our panelists share best practices for culturally responsive pedagogy, their experiences in academia, tips for supporting Black teachers, as well as how they make time for writing. Download event outline and supplemental documents.

bridgette bianca is a poet and professor. When she is not sharing her own poetry at venues all around Southern California, she co-curates two literary series, Making Room for Black Women and the Women’s Center for Creative Work Reading Series. Her debut, be/trouble, is forthcoming.


Twitter Username: thebridgebianca

Website: www.bridgettebianca.com

Natalie Graham, associate professor of African American studies at California State University, Fullerton, earned her MFA in creative writing and PhD in American studies. She is author of Begin with a Failed Body, winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

Arisa White is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and the author of You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened. She collaborates with other artists to expand readership for poetry and to center the narratives of marginalized voices. White is an assistant professor of English at Colby College.


Twitter Username: arisaw

Website: arisawhite.com

Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson. He is a professor of English and creative writing at University of Mississippi and is the author of Long Division and How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. His memoir is Heavy.

Ryane Nicole Granados is a writer, professor, and former AWP Writer to Writer mentee. She holds an MFA from Antioch University LA, has received several writing fellowships, and has work appearing in numerous publications. Her novella is forthcoming.


Twitter Username: awriterslyfe

3:20 pm to 4:35 pm

Room 217B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

F271. CANCELLED: Small Press Book, Big Ideas. (, , , , ) What does success for a small press poetry book look like when most of the thousands published each year receive no critical attention? Is it possible for self-promotion to be more than a checklist of chores, maybe even something enjoyable? Five poets with recent collections from small and independent presses discuss creative and practical strategies for reframing publicity as a process of creative exploration, with the goal of increasing readership by embracing one’s literary community. Download event outline and supplemental documents.

Erin Hoover has worked as a teacher, editor, public relations director, and journalist. She is the author of Barnburner, winner of a Florida Book Award in Poetry. Hoover teaches creative writing at Hendrix College.


Twitter Username: ErinHoover

Website: erinhooverpoet.com

Julia Bouwsma is the author of two poetry collections, Midden and Work by Bloodlight. She serves as book review editor for Connotation Press: An Online Artifact and library director for Webster Library in Kingfield, Maine.

Marianne Chan is the author of All Heathens. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Indiana Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She serves as poetry editor for Split Lip magazine.


Twitter Username: mariannelchan

Sam Ross is the author of Company. His work has appeared in Tin House, Denver Quarterly, New Republic, Gulf Coast, and other journals.


Twitter Username: samrawss

Arisa White is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and the author of You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened. She collaborates with other artists to expand readership for poetry and to center the narratives of marginalized voices. White is an assistant professor of English at Colby College.


Twitter Username: arisaw

Website: arisawhite.com

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March 4–7, 2020
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