Celebrate Women's History Month!

March 1, 2024

March is Women’s History Month! Please join AWP in honoring women’s contributions and recognizing the importance of gender equality and women’s rights. Check out our compilation of online events, Writer’s Chronicle articles, and educational resources, as well as a curated Bookshop.org list of our staff’s favorite reads for Women’s History Month.


Rewatch AWP Events

#AWP21 Raising the Volume, Women in Translation

#AWP21 Fierce L.A. Women Writer Stories That Change the Paradigm, Sponsored by Red Hen Press

#AWP22 In the Cosmopolis of Memory: Women on Cultural Selfhood in a Globalized World

#AWP23 Writing Motherhood in Post-Roe America, Sponsored by Hugo House


From the Writer’s Chronicle

Catastrophe and Survival: Women Ecopoets Navigate Pathways Past Denials by Camille T. Dungy, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Brenda Hillman, Sandra Meek, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, September 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: An Appreciation by Kathi Wolfe, November 2020

Carolyn Kizer and the Liberation of Creative Writing by Annie Finch, September 2017

Where the Arc Leads: What American Women’s Literary History Reveals about the Contemporary MFA Writer by Elizabeth Eshelman, September 2010



Visit the National Women’s History Museum website to learn about how Women’s History Month got started in the United States.



All events appear in ET.

Thursday, March 7

1:00 p.m.—Tune in for The Extraordinary Impact of Women in History with Marie Benedict. Join New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Benedict as she reveals the hidden narratives of historical women. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.

3:00 p.m.—World Virtual Tours presents Great Women Who Made History. This “tour” will study inspiring women from across the globe and through different time periods. Learn something new about important female figures in history and be inspired. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.

Sunday, March 17

2:00 p.m.—Celebrate Women’s History Month with The Best of “Courageous Women in History and Art” Cultural Tour. Learn about the outspoken and exceptional women who dared to transcend their times. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.

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