“AWP is a precious opportunity to gather as a literary community — to learn and listen and connect and celebrate together — and to be reminded of the scale, scope, and impact of our sector.”
—Ruth Dickey, National Book Foundation Executive Director

The AWP Conference & Bookfair brings together writers, students, teachers, small press publishers, and literary arts nonprofits. Since 1973, the annual Conference and Bookfair has served as a gateway for writers to gather, build relationships and forge connections that nurture artistic and professional lives.

Sponsorship offers you a unique place at the heart of this literary extravaganza with multiple opportunities and benefits:

  • Advertising and marketing for up to nine months before the conference
  • Registration bundles that allow your staff, faculty, and students to participate
  • Placement along “Bookfair Boulevard” in the heart of the action (Patron Level+)
  • Recognition as an AWP Conference & Bookfair Sponsor on the AWP website, in The Writer’s Chronicle, AWP social media platforms, Conference webpage and program
  • Invitation to attend post-Keynote VIP Reception

We offer sponsorships at multiple levels and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact sponsorship@awpwriter.org to submit your pledge form and secure your #AWP24 Sponsorship today!


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February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center