AWP Conference & Bookfair

Portland, Oregon, United States

Mar 27 - Mar 30, 2019


SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Cynthia Sherman
PHONE: (240) 696-7700

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers.

Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Portland, OR, in 2019 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.


Featured Writers Include:

Keynote: Colson Whitehead

Check out all the #AWP19 featured events:


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


Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Oregon, 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.