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#AWP23 Keynote Speaker Min Jin Lee wearing a beige blouse and smiling softly
AWP Announces #AWP23 Keynote Speaker
AWP is thrilled to announce award-winning author Min Jin Lee will give the AWP Keynote Address at the 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Seattle, Washington. Read more about Min Jin Lee in the Writer's News.
Official In-Person Bookstore Announced for #AWP23
We are excited to partner with Third Place Books as our official in-person bookseller for the #AWP23 Conference and Bookfair! To learn more about this local Seattle favorite, visit:
AWP Statement on #AWP24 in Kansas City
AWP stands in support of those disappointed by the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. Read the full statement about #AWP24 in Kansas City, Missouri on the AWP website.
Register now for #AWP23
Early-bird registration for #AWP23 is now open! Register today to receive the lowest rate for the largest literary conference in North America! Please email questions to
Check out the #AWP23 Accepted Events
Take a look at the over 350 events that have been accepted for AWP’s annual Conference & Bookfair! The Conference Subcommittee worked hard to create a diverse schedule for #AWP23, creating the best possible balance between presenters, genres, and topics. For a list of all accepted events, visit the Conference Schedule page.
Confirm Your #AWP23 Event
#AWP23 Accepted Organizers! Please take a moment to confirm your event and review your event details on the Event Management page of your AWP account. The deadline to confirm your event is 11:59 p.m. ET tonight, August 23, 2022. Events not confirmed by August 23 will be removed from the 2023 Conference Schedule. Should you have any trouble confirming your event, please email for assistance.
Make Your #AWP23 Scheduling Requests
If you are participating in an accepted in-person event for #AWP23 and need your event to be scheduled for a certain day or time, please email to make a scheduling request. Please note that scheduling requests can only be made when a participant has a conflicting work, family, health, or religious reason. AWP can take scheduling requests up to September 15.
#AWP23 Bookfair Sales are Open
Please visit the Bookfair page of the AWP website to view exhibit packages and purchase your exhibit space. If you have any questions, please contact
Host a #AWP23 Bookfair Stage Event
Host a reading or panel at the AWP Bookfair! These unique and dynamic events are perfect for book or magazine launch readings, performance and slam events, celebrations, and tributes. To submit a bookfair stage event and purchase a date and time slot, please use the event management system in your AWP user account. The deadline to purchase a date and time slot for a bookfair stage is November 7, 2022. If you have any questions about submitting a bookfair stage event, please email for assistance.
Start Your Job Search on the AWP Website
Looking for a new career opportunity? AWP members have exclusive access to our job list, where we post new openings for writers. Current listings include a literary director position with the San Antonio Book Festival, an adjunct instructor position in adult education and literacy with Joliet Junior College, an associate acquisitions editor position with Moon Travel Guides, and a grant writer position with Naropa University. Check out these and much more academic and nonacademic job listings on our website, updated regularly with new opportunities. Have an opening you want posted? Anyone can submit a job listing for free using our online form.
W2W Mentee Applications Closed
Thank you to everyone who applied to Season 17 of Writer to Writer! Our team is taking great care to read all applications carefully so that we can make the best possible matches for the upcoming session. All applicants can expect to hear from us in early September. You will be notified whether or not you are selected.
#QuestionTuesday AWP asked: What books did you read growing up?
Some of the answers we received on Twitter:
@RWWrites: Big fan of Judy Blume and the Little House series. Kinda embarrassing to admit, but back in the day, that’s all we had. I envy the kids now having knowledge and access to books by & about POC.
@mahru_elahi: Flowers in the Attic LOL For more literary fare: The Trumpeter Swan and Charlotte’s Web. Late adolescence: A Clockwork Orange and For Black Girls Who Have Considered Suicide. 💖
@sodapopkid: Brian Jaques’ Redwall series was my jam

Follow AWP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to look for a different question every Tuesday.
Upcoming Events to Add to Your Calendar
With each newsletter, AWP brings you new ways to foster connections within the national literary community. Our event roundup includes book releases, panels, and a wide variety of virtual and in-person events. These events include a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. For more information, check out this week's Writing News Roundup. All times below are listed in ET. 

Thursday, August 25
8:00 p.m.— Copperfield Books welcomes author Joyce Carol Oats as she discusses her new book Babysitter in conversation with Dean Nelson.

Saturday, August 27
2:00 p.m.— A Novel Idea and Mason Jar Press present An Afternoon of Poetry and Prose featuring seven amazing writers.

Tuesday, August 30
2:00–3:30 p.m.—The National Association of Scholars presents The Great American Literature Series: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Wednesday, September 7
12:00–1:00 p.m.— NYU’s Continuing Education program will be hosting Condemned: A Book Talk with Translator Susan Matthias.
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#AWP23 Keynote Speaker Min Jin Lee wearing a beige blouse.