Watch a Newly Released Featured Event from #AWP21
"A Reading & Conversation with Shira Erlichman, Sumita Chakraborty, and Taylor Johnson, Moderated by Cortney Lamar Charleston" is now available to watch again—or for the first time, if you missed it! Watch on the AWP website or on YouTube.
Submit to the Small Press Publisher Award
Submissions for the Small Press Publisher Award will be accepted starting Wednesday, September 1! At #AWP22, one literary journal will be recognized for its contributions to the literary landscape through its publication of consistently excellent work. Letters of nomination will be accepted until October 15. For more information on this award, please visit the Small Press Publisher Award page on the AWP website.
Take the Latest #AWP22 COVID-19 Survey
As our planning for #AWP22 continues, we would love to hear from you about your comfort level regarding in-person events. Please take our latest #AWP22 COVID-19 survey to share your thoughts on your current comfort level with in-person gatherings and the onsite health and safety measures you would prefer if you plan to attend in person. We will continue to send COVID-19 surveys each month to develop an evolving picture of how our members and attendees feel. For more information about AWP’s current stage of planning, please read our Health & Safety Updates for #AWP22 Philadelphia.
Attend a Virtual 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, book clubs, and workshops. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET.
Tuesday, August 31
7 p.m.—Fall Events Kickoff Author Signing at Magers & Quinn*
Wednesday, September 1
7 p.m.—Hilma Wolitzer, Elizabeth Strout: Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket
8:30 p.m.—The Talented Miss Farwell with Emily Gray Tedrowe & Rebecca Makkai*
Thursday, September 2
3 p.m.—Finish Your Nonfiction Book: 3 Shifts Women Need to Make with Janna Marlies Maron
Tuesday, September 7
7 p.m.—George M. Johnson: We Are Not Broken*
8:30 p.m.—Speculative Book Club: Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny*
Wednesday, September 8
7 p.m.—Christopher Swann in Conversation with Joshilyn Jackson | A Fire in the Night Book Launch*
7 p.m.—Stephen Graham Jones: My Heart Is a Chainsaw with Grady Hendrix
8 p.m.—Pour One Out: A Monthly Storytelling Series
Thursday, September 9
9 p.m.—Tracy Swinton Bailey: A True Story of Hope in the Fight for Child Literacy*
Friday, September 10
5 p.m.—9/11 Twenty Years On: Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire
7 p.m.—Lauren Groff: Matrix with Jia Tolentino
Saturday, Sept 11
Printers Row LitFest begins*
7:30 p.m.—Mutiny: Phillip B. Williams in Conversation with Danez Smith
Sunday, September 12
Printers Row LitFest ends*
Monday, September 13
8 p.m.—Reid Forgrave Presents Love, Zac
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: What book has been your favorite summer read so far?
Some of the answers we received:
@lindamrobertson55: Dialogues with Rising Tides. Kelli Russell Agodon
@_sharmamanisha: Memorial Drive
@marisarussellowrites: Mexican Gothic
@michelle_excellent_edits: The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell: A Novel.
@LeslieHolleran: How to Forget by @thekatemulgrew. She can write! I loved reading her memoir of her parents who had much in common with mine.
@HBlogman: Tribe by Sebastian Junger
@sallydenton: The Five Wounds: A Novel by Kristen Valdez Quade
@havingfunwrong: I loved The Woman from Uruguay by @MairalPedro translated by @jenniferlcroft I reviewed it for Short Takes @LAReviewofBooks
Follow AWP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to look for a different question every Tuesday.
What's That Image?
Headshots of featured event presenters Shira Erlichman, Sumita Chakraborty, Taylor Johnson, and moderator Cortney Lamar Charleston on a multicolored background adorned with lines and dots.