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Check Out the Newest Issue of The Writer's Chronicle
The April issue of The Writer's Chronicle is out now! Read Chachi Hauser's "Nonfiction/Nonbinary Literary Identities," a teaching guide for Debra Spark's essay "That's Interesting," and many other articles on our website or via the Chronicle app.
Writer's News
Louise Erdrich was named the winner of this year’s Aspen Words Literary Prize for her novel The Night Watchman. The prize is awarded to a work that "illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture." Luis Alberto Urrea, one of the judges for this year’s prize, described the book as "a historical novel that is also a story of love, a familial chronicle, a book about Indigenous community and anti-tribal animus, it opens worlds incessantly.” 
Weekly Lit Events Round-Up
We are excited to bring you new ways to connect with the literary community through our round-up of upcoming online events, including workshops, publications, and readings. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP.

Wednesday, April 28
8 p.m. ET—Article Club #5: Our Mental Health

Sunday, May 2
12 a.m. ET—Postfeminism, Love, and Work in Japanese Literature: A Reading of Hayashi Mariko's Novel Anego

Monday, May 3
10 p.m. ET—Mother's Day Poetry Reading

Tuesday, May 4
6:30 p.m. ET—Children's Literature Finalist Reading
7:30 p.m. ET—The Renunciations: Donika Kelly in Conversation with Nikky Finney

Thursday, May 5
8 p.m. ET Meet Author Jason Reynolds—2021 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature

Friday, May 8
8 a.m. ET— Literature and the Politics of the Past in Southern Africa

Saturday, May 9
1 p.m. ET—Swindon Literature Festival

Use Your Book-Buying Power to Support AWP
AWP now has an affiliate page on, an online retailer with a mission to support independent bookstores. Buy from the AWP affiliate page, and 10 percent of your purchase supports AWP services and programs. It’s a win-win-win for the literary community.
Explore AWP's Community Writing Groups Directory
Are you a writer looking for a writing group? Or are you a writing group organizer looking for members? Check out AWP’s new Community Writing Groups Directory today and find your perfect group or connect with new members!
Catch Up on Our Recent W2W Poetry Reading
If you missed the last Virtual AWP event, not to worry! You can watch the full first installment of Writer to Writer Conversations & Readings on our Videos page. This event features a poetry reading by the four mentees of poet and translator J. Kates, who has returned as a mentor each year since joining the program in 2017.
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: Which poets do you continually turn to for comfort, nostalgia, or inspiration?

Some of the answers we received: 

@my2ndcupoftea: Lucille Clifton

@the_holistic_ceo: Rilke

@MRFTR1: Archibald MacLeish

Follow AWP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to look for a different question every Tuesday.

What's That Image?
The Writer's Chronicle April 2021 cover, featuring a multicolored sketch of a nonbinary person surrounded by the pronouns "her," "him," "zhe," "them," "he," "she," and "ze."