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The Writer’s News

The Writer’s News keeps you informed about new developments in the writing world, including award and publication announcements, news from AWP and the field, and updates about important literary figures.

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  • January 25, 2023

    AWP Hiring Full-Time Membership Assistant

    The Membership Assistant helps support AWP’s membership and mission while representing AWP in a way that is professional, effective, and caring. Read more...


  • January 24, 2023

    Writing News Roundup

    We are thrilled to bring you the latest in literary events that have caught our attention. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET. Read more...


  • January 24, 2023

    Braille Literacy Month

    January is recognized as Braille Literacy Month. In honor of this, we have compiled a brief historical narrative, statistics about braille literacy, a list of blind and low-vision authors, and resources for learning more about the braille system. Read more...


  • January 10, 2023

    Writing News Roundup

    We are thrilled to bring you the latest in literary events that have caught our attention. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET. Read more...


  • December 20, 2022

    Writing News Roundup

    We are thrilled to bring you the latest in literary events that have caught our attention. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET. Read more...


  • December 16, 2022

    #AWP23 Masking Update

    With holidays approaching and with the potential to see COVID-19 and other illnesses spread this winter season, attendees may be wondering about changing protocols for #AWP23 in March. Read more...


  • December 16, 2022

    Smithsonian Names Tsione Wolde-Michael as Executive Director of PCAH

    Tsione Wolde-Michael has been named executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), which has been established to engage leading figures in the arts, humanities, and museum and library services across the nation. Read more...


  • December 15, 2022

    AWP Hiring Seasonal Conference Sponsorship Coordinator

    The Conference Sponsorship Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day administration of conference sponsorship, including sponsorship sales, excellent customer service & communication, and onsite management, under the oversight of the director of conferences. Read more...


  • December 9, 2022

    AWP Hiring Full-Time Web & IT Manager

    The Association of Writers & Writing Programs seeks a knowledgeable, goal-driven, and team-oriented, Web & IT Administrator with a core understanding of web server administration and implementation, along with infrastructure management. This position is full-time (40 hours a week), remote position and reports to the Director of Communications & Technology. Read more...


  • December 6, 2022

    Writing News Roundup

    We are thrilled to bring you the latest in literary events that have caught our attention. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET. Read more...