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Join Us for a Virtual Coffee Chat
Grab your coffee or tea and join Executive Director Cynthia Sherman and the AWP team for a Zoom chat on Wednesday, November 17, at 11:00 a.m. ET. AWP is exploring how best to serve its members with online career-related programming, and we want to hear from you about what would be most helpful. Bring your ideas, and let’s discuss! Please RSVP to for the Zoom link. See you there!
Special Writer's Chronicle Advertising Offer
Get the best bang for your advertising buck with this limited-time special! Order February and April Writer's Chronicle display ads between November 9 and 27, and get a FREE one-month button web ad on the page of your choice (while spots last). To order your ads, email and mention this offer.
Join Us for NaNoWriMo in the AWP Novel Writing Group
Keep your NaNoWriMo goals on track and get support in the AWP Novel Writing Facebook group. November is still young—let's hit those 50,000 words!
Request Accessibility Services for #AWP22 Virtual Events
If you need accessibility services to participate in your #AWP22 virtual event recording, please see our Accessibility Services webpage and contact Colleen Cable at with requests or questions. All video content will be captioned postrecording.
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 is November 29, 2021. If you have any questions about submitting a bookfair stage event, please email for assistance.
Nominate Student Work for the Intro Journals Project
Program directors of AWP member programs can nominate student work for the Intro Journals Project. Winning entries are published in participating literary journals including Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, Reed Magazine, and Tampa Review. Nominated entries should include a cover page and must be uploaded through our online submission system by December 3, 2021.
Share Your AWP Memories and Throwback Photos
This Giving Tuesday, help us celebrate the AWP Conference & Bookfair and raise funds for the 2022 Conference Scholarship Program. On November 30, join the fun on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and share your favorite photos and memories from conferences you have attended. Tag us @awpwriter to be featured on our social media and be on the lookout for special prize giveaways!
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, November 9
7:30 p.m.—Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief—Victoria Chang in Conversation w/ Anjali Enjeti

Wednesday, November 10
3 p.m.—Craft Talk with Camille T. Dungy

Thursday, November 11
7:30 p.m.—1,001 Voices on Climate Change: Devi Lockwood in Conversation with Jenée Desmond Harris

Friday, November 12
7 p.m.—Saraciea Fennell with Natasha Diaz & Kahlil Haywood

Saturday, November 13
Red Clay Writers Conference begins
12 noon—Reading for Young People: Jillian Tamaki

Monday, November 15
10 p.m.—Greg M. Peters—Our National Forests: Stories from America’s Most Important Public Lands

Wednesday, November 17
7:30 p.m.—StoryStudio Presents Poetry, Fairytales, and Intuitive Magic with David Welch*
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: What book characters have you dressed up as for Halloween?

Here are some of the answers we received:

@pjsheil: Pippi Longstocking, Bride of Frankenstein, Wicked Witch of the West.

@omega_lizard85: I once went as Sylvia Plath to a party with my cohort at Michigan. I brought cookies. It was in poor taste.

AWP also asked: What are your best tips for completing 50,000 words during #NaNoWriMo?

@mikaelvWV: Have a rough outline ready so that way if you get stuck you have an idea of what will happen.

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