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  • Event Proposal Webinar

    Conference & Bookfair

    Event Proposal Webinar

    On July 16 at 5 p.m. ET, learn best practices for submitting a proposal for #AWP21


  • Summer Writer's Chronicle

    Writer's Chronicle

    If You Don’t Know Me by Now…

    E. Ethelbert Miller examines the role of writers amidst #BLM in our free Summer 2020 issue


  • Kurt Brown Prizes Competition


    Kurt Brown Prize Winners

    Meet the 2020 AWP Kurt Brown Prizes winners. Thank you to our judges!


  • AWP Bookshelf

    Writer's Chronicle


    Check out the new listing of books by our members and find your next read!


  • Writer's Notebook

    Writer's Notebook

    AWP’s Online Resources for Writers

    From online communities to lesson plans to videos to opportunities.


Featured This Month

The Writer's Notebook: "The Art of Conducting E-Interviews"

Kamala Thiagarajan | August 2004

Podcast: Episode 83: Finding Voice with Roxane Gay, Pablo Medina, and Michael Thomas, Sponsored by Grove/Atlantic Press

Minneapolis 2015

The Writer's Chronicle Archives: "The Old Testament and Feminist Imagination"

Alicia Ostriker | September 1988

The Writer's News

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  • Jul 16

    #AWP21 event proposal submissions open

    First-time organizers, submit your event to be considered for #AWP21.

  • Jul 17

    Virtual #AWP21 survey responses due

    Submit your feedback about having a virtual, in-person, or hybrid #AWP21 conference & bookfair.

  • Jul 17

    "Finish your play" Zoom Master Class (7 weeks)

    Up to 8 playwrights will work on the final drafts of their plays. Students will be chosen by an application process.

  • Jul 18

    AWA Workshop Leadership Training in Sacramento, CA

    This is a pilot version of the AWA Workshop Leadership Training taking place over two consecutive weekends (July 18–19 and 25–26). It remains an intensive course focused on instructing individuals in the AWA method. This training prepares people to lead w

  • Jul 19

    Leopardi Writing Conference

    Writers, join us this summer in beautiful Italy!

  • Jul 19

    Mineral School July 2020 Residency

    Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2020, we're offering four two-week residency periods to a total of 16 artists, including screenwriters, poets, prose

  • Jul 20

    Juniper Institute for Young Writers

    COVID-19 Update: The Juniper Institute for Young Writers will not be held in-person this summer. And we’re thrilled to still be able to offer our usual programming, redesigned as a week of synchronous, dynamic and participatory online learning, sharing, a

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