Share Your AWP Photos & Memories for Giving Tuesday!

November 17, 2021

Four snapshots of previous conferences next to an old camera

On Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021, join us on your favorite social media platform for a daylong celebration of the AWP Conference & Bookfair, featuring your throwback AWP photos and memories.

Share your favorite writer friends group shot, best panel ever, most memorable off-site experience—anything that stands out to you! We want to see and hear about the good, the wild, the educational, the unforgettable. All of this sharing will also be for a good cause: raising funds for the AWP Community Scholarship Program.

Each year, the AWP Conference & Bookfair provides a gathering space for the literary community with 500 readings and panels and a bookfair of 600-plus exhibitors. AWP is an opportunity space for writers at all stages of their careers; yet mounting a conference of this size requires major investments each year, from renting a convention center to providing robust accessibility services. Conference fees are operationally necessary but inaccessible for many in our community. 

This is why we launched the AWP Community Scholarship Program in 2021. In our first year, we were able to provide 96 full scholarships to BIPOC writers, disabled writers, LGTBQIA+ writers, and writers in financial need. We hope to exceed this for #AWP22 with your help on Giving Tuesday. 

We’ll be encouraging donations with hourly giveaways donated by friends and partners. We will also be offering special prizes for the best photos shared on November 30 via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Be part of the throwback AWP fun and get ready to share your best photos and memories! Don’t forget to tag @awpwriter and use the hashtag #awpmemories.

Giving Tuesday Giveaways 

Donate during the half-hour below and be entered to win the prize listed—new giveaways are being added every day, so check back to see what new prizes we’re offering!

10:00–10:30 a.m.

Half-hour workshop/manuscript consult Zoom session with award-winning poet and creative nonfiction writer Brian Turner, judge for the 2022 Sue William Silverman Prize for Creative Nonfiction

10:30–11:00 a.m.

A free one-year subscription to Prairie Schooner

11:00–11:30 a.m.

A free workshop from Gemini Ink. Choice of one-day workshops in all genres. Good for one year.

11:30 a.m.–12:00 noon

A free four-day pass to the 2022 Dodge Poetry Festival

12:00–12:30 p.m.

One-hour workshop/manuscript consult Zoom session with award-winning poet and creative nonfiction writer Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, winner of the 2021 George Garrett Award

12:30–1:00 p.m.

A free one-year subscription to the Kenyon Review

1:00–1:30 p.m.

A gift box of prizewinners from the African Poetry Libraries and Raz Shumaker catalogues at University of Nebraska Lincoln

1:30–2:00 p.m.

A gift box of recent titles from Red Hen Press

2:00–2:30 p.m.

One-hour workshop/manuscript consult Zoom session, with award-winning poet and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow Connie Voisine

2:30–3:00 p.m.

A gift box of recent titles from Hachette Book Group

3:00–3:30 p.m.

A twenty-minute conversation about ten pages of your writing with literary agent Erin Harris of Folio Literary Management

3:30–4:00 p.m. 

A free one-year subscription to Water~Stone Review 

4:00–4:30 p.m. 

A package for parents: a signed copy of Writer & Baby by Milda M. DeVoe of Pen Parentis and eight weeks of accountability sessions ($100 value!) 

4:30–5:00 p.m. 

A two-year subscription to Yellow Medicine Review

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