The Writer’s News
Updated weekly, 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.
May 19, 2020
Join us for the AWP Virtual Book Club, a book club with a unique craft focus. Our featured book for June is Glorious Boy from bestselling author Aimee Liu. Read more...
May 8, 2020
Writers in Conversation with David Hassler, Katie Daley, Dr. Mary K. Anthony, & Taryn Burhanna on the “Some Days” Community Poem Project.
Join us in honor of National Nurses Week 2020 (May 6, 2020) for a special Virtual AWP: Writers in Conversation & Reading event with David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. Read more...
April 16, 2020
Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, talks with us on May 8 about her work in the position as well as the role poets and poetry can play right now. Read more...
April 15, 2020
The AWP Virtual Book Club—Writers Talking Books with Other Writers: Craft-Focused Discussion that Gets Up Close and Personal.
Join us for the AWP Virtual Book Club: a book club with a unique craft focus. Our featured book for April/May is Sue William Silverman’s How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences. Read more...
April 13, 2020
Here are a few things that have recently caught our attention. Read more...
April 2, 2020
A literary venue worth checking out... Read more...
March 26, 2020
This year’s Annual Conference and Bookfair was like no other. All of us returned to a very different and rapidly changing world. Read more...
March 7, 2020
The AWP board and staff, and the city of San Antonio, are eager to welcome attendees to the 2020 Conference. Read more...
March 5, 2020
How grateful we are that you are here with us in beautiful San Antonio. Read more...
March 3, 2020
It is with great sadness that we report the resignation of Diane Zinna from AWP. Read more...