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Check Out the #AWP22 Featured Events
We are so excited to announce our #AWP22 Featured Events, coming to you in Philadelphia, PA and virtually in March 2022! Take a look at our Featured Presenters page and get excited to see which fantastic writers will be joining us for #AWP22.
Thank You for Your Generosity on Giving Tuesday
We are feeling grateful! During our Giving Tuesday campaign on November 30, AWP members and donors gave $7,425 to fund scholarships to #AWP22. Thank you for spreading the love and sharing your AWP conference photos and memories! We appreciate all your care and support. Learn more about the AWP Community Scholarship Program online.
Host a #AWP22 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 has been extended to December 17, 2021. If you have any questions about submitting a bookfair stage event, please email for assistance.
Watch & Subscribe to Virtual AWP on YouTube
For International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we shared #AWP21 featured event "Disability's Influence on Literature." If you missed the premiere, you can watch it now, along with many other great events from #AWP21 and Virtual AWP, our free year-round programming, on YouTube! Don't forget to subscribe to receive alerts for new videos!
Request #AWP22 Accessibility Services
If you or someone with whom you are attending #AWP22 will require accessibility services, please visit our Accessibility Services page. All accessibility requests and inquiries should be directed to Colleen Cable at AWP can best meet accessibility needs when requests are sent by Wednesday, March 9, 2022. AWP will make every effort to accommodate requests that arrive after March 9.
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#AWP22 Writer to Agent Coming This Week
Writer to Agent is back for #AWP22! Keep your eyes peeled for a Writer to Agent announcement this week.

All registered conference attendees, both in person and virtual, are eligible to submit a sample of their work to the 2022 Writer to Agent program to be reviewed by over a dozen agents at five excellent literary agencies. If an agent is interested in an author's work, they will contact the applicant directly to set up a meeting during #AWP22. The deadline to submit your query letter and writing sample is Monday, February 7, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Attend a Lit Event
With each e-newsletter, we bring you new ways to connect with the literary community through our regular event roundup, including author conversations, workshops, and celebrations. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET. For more events, see this week's writing news roundup.

Tuesday, December 7
9 p.m.—A Reading by Poets Raúl Sánchez and Katerina Canyon

Wednesday, December 8
7:30 p.m.—The Perishing: Natashia Déon in Conversation with Scott and Shaté Hayes

Thursday, December 9
7 p.m.—Neel Patel: Tell Me How to Be with Saumya Dave

Saturday, December 11
12 noon—Reading for Young People: Janet Wong

Monday, December 13
8 p.m.—CWA Presents... Zoom Edition: Author Interview with Kathleen Rooney
8 p.m.—Traveling Mollys Open Mic Featuring Virginia Konchan & Darius Simpson

Tuesday, December 14
7 p.m.—Writers Discuss #DadWriter in Open Forum
8 p.m.—Open Door: Lillian Gardner, Saleem Penny, Precious Musa & Hayley Kolding

Wednesday, December 15
7:15 p.m.—Chicago Poetry Center's Blue Hour Reading Presents Elana Bell & Rich Villar

Thursday, December 16
7 p.m.—Celebrating the Poets of Forms & Features
7:30 p.m.—Come Clean: Joshua Nguyen in Conversation with Wo Chan
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AWP asked: As a writer, what are you thankful for?

Here are some of the answers we received:

@WSRLitJournal: Time

@aviscardella: Words

@AudreyTCarroll: Coffee

Lauren Duncan: 
Writing friends who understand the challenges and celebrate the wins.

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