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2024 AWP Conference Schedule

The 2024 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Kansas City, Missouri schedule is searchable by day, time, title, description, participants, type of event, and event format. This schedule is subject to change. A version accessible to screen readers is also available.

The schedule includes events taking place in-person at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri and prerecorded virtual events that will be available to watch on-demand online. A select number of in-person events will also be livestreamed for online viewing. Check out the #AWP24 Virtual Events Guide to see all of the events that will be made available to watch online. Under the advanced search, you can also use the “Event Format” search option to filter the schedule to view all in-person events, all virtual events, livestreamed events only, or prerecorded virtual events only. Please note that due to staff and resource limitations, not all in-person events can be livestreamed.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Room 2104B, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level


The Power of Collective Impact in Elevating Black Women's Voices

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During this panel discussion, contributing authors from the Scenes From a Single Mom book project will share best practices, lessons learned, and their journeys to becoming authors and entrepreneurs through a cohort-style, collective model. Each author is a contributing author in one of the six memoir-style anthologies about single motherhood, who were able to cross the finish line because of the power of support of the hosting organization, sisterhood, and collaboration with two local universities.

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Tiffany Huff-Strothers is an award winning author, life and storytelling coach, and founder/CEO of When She Thrives, an organization dedicated to empowering single mothers to move their families from poverty to prosperity through education, advocacy, personal and professional development.

Twitter Username: thetiffanyhuff

Nakeena Hayden is a program manager of Scenes From a Single Mom book project, and was an alumnae to this program through When She Thrives. She is a mother of three and writing has always been embedded in her; Hayden wants to become more intentional with her work because it is healing and helpful.

Shauntaya Hester is a mother, entrepreneur, natural-born leader, and an advocate for women and children. She obtained her Master's degree in leadership and is currently serving as a youth program director and consultant. She is one of the published authors in Scenes of a Single Mom, Volume Six.

Kaya Raines is a dedicated housing advocate with over twenty years of experience in the social services and mental health field pursuing her MSW. Kaya is a published author of volumes three and four of Scenes of a Single Mom, a collection that sheds light on the experiences and struggles of single mothers.

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2024 Annual Conference & Bookfair

February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Convention Center

#AWP24 Virtual Events Guide
#AWP24 Kansas City Program
#AWP24 Print-at-Home Program