AWP Annual Conference

Seattle, Washington, United States

Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2014


TUITION / COST:See website for registration fees
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Christian Teresi
PHONE: 703-993-4301

Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, writing programs, literary centers, and independent publishers of that region. The conference typically features 450 readings, lectures, panel discussions, and forums, as well as hundreds of book signings, receptions, dances, and informal gatherings. More than 10,000 writers and readers attended our 2012 conference, and 600 exhibitors were represented at our bookfair. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. We hope you’ll join us in Seattle in 2014.

Mark your calendar now! Here are the locations and dates of FUTURE AWP conferences:

2014 Seattle, Washington

February 26-March 1, 2014

Sheraton Seattle & Washington State Convention Center

2015 Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 8-11, 2015

Hilton Minneapolis & Minneapolis Convention Center

Proposals for Presentations- AWP welcomes proposals for presentation at the conference. Proposals may be submitted between February 1st and May 1st of each year; during that period, a form will appear on this website for submitting your proposal for next year's conference.

Sponsorship- AWP also welcomes sponsorship and support for the conference. Sponsorship enables AWP to waive or reduce conference registration fees for over one thousand students each year, while such support also helps AWP build a more exciting conference. Contact if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Advertising in the Conference Program- If you are interested in advertising in the Annual Conference Program, please contact

If you have any particular requests, please make them in writing to no later than the 15th of December.


Featured Writers Include:

2014 Keynote Speaker is Annie Proulx.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Washington, United States


AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 500 college and university creative writing programs, and 125 writers’ conferences and centers. Our mission is to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.