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Read the Latest #AWP22 Health & Safety Update
Attendee health and safety is our top priority as we plan for #AWP22. Because #AWP22 is still seven months away, we understand it’s too early for attendees to decide whether to attend an in-person AWP Conference, so we are delaying the opening of registration, the release of hotel and travel information, and the announcement of accepted events until September. For more information on the aspects of conference planning we’re currently working on, please check out our Health & Safety Updates for #AWP22 Philadelphia on the AWP website.
Congratulations to Our AWP Award Series Winners!
Anne-Marie Oomen has won the 2021 Sue Williams Silverman Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Judge Aimee Nezhukumatathil has selected As Long As I Know You: The Mom Book for publication by the University of Georgia Press.

Daphne Kalotay has won the 2021 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction! Judge Rebecca Makkai has selected Vertigo and Other Stories for publication by Red Hen Press.
Two Days Left to Apply to AWP’s Writer to Writer Mentorship Program
Applications are open for the Fall 2021 session of Writer to Writer through August 19. Submit for the chance to paired with an established writer for a three-month mentorship experience that will run from September through December. Spend time with another writer to focus on craft, revision, publishing, and community-building. This program is available to members at no additional cost. Mentor applications are accepted year-round. 
Now Accepting George Garrett Nominations through October 15
Contemporary literature and AWP have benefited from the efforts of many teachers, writers, editors, and administrators who have done their utmost to help the next generation of writers find their way as artists and as literary professionals. In bestowing the annual George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature, AWP recognizes a few of those individuals who have made notable donations of care, time, labor, and money to support writers and their literary accomplishments.

Visit the George Garrett Award overview page on our website for more information about the award and submission guidelines.
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 literary master classes. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET.

Tuesday, August 17
7 p.m.—Nichole Perkins: Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be with Ashley C Ford
7:30 p.m.—Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending US Poverty

Wednesday, August 18
7 p.m.—Amber McBride: Me (Moth) with Mahogany L. Browne
7:30 p.m.—Writing for Self-Care with Jennifer Coffeen
7:30 p.m.—A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See—Tina Campt in Conversation with Ra Malika Imhotep
8:30 p.m.—Winers Book Club: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn*

Thursday, August 19
7 p.m.—Crafting Bold Heroines in Young Adult Fiction
7:30 p.m.—Summer Novel Series: Research in Fiction with Dionne Irving
8 p.m.—Authors in Conversation with Rebecca Makkai

Friday, August 20
7:30 p.m.—Redemptor: Jordan Ifueko in Conversation with Ytasha L. Womack

Tuesday, August 24
8 p.m.—PJ Seminar: A Master Class On Unsettling Histories With Naomi J. Williams
8:30 p.m.—Queer Book Club: Maurice by E.M. Forster*

Wednesday, August 25
7:30 p.m.—How to Be Funny (Even When You Think You're Not) with Kat Falls

Thursday, August 26
6 p.m.—Virtual Craft Chat with Poet Kaveh Akbar
9 p.m.—Three Idiots Shouting Poetry Presents Marty McConnell

Saturday, August 28
8 p.m.—Small Altars Book Launch and Reading with Keli Stewart + Conversation with Andrea Change*

*in-person events
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: Do you prefer to do your summer reading at the beach or poolside?

Some of the answers we received:

@college_essay_coach: Yes! 😉

@andhearts.semicolon: Both are great if they're on your property.

@marisarussellowrites: In a hammock in the shade.

@michelle_excellent_edits: I agree with @marisarussellowrites about the hammock. I often read my clients' books there before I begin an edit. But of the two choices in the OP, I'd say pool. Our community pool had a library, and I spent hours discovering books and new authors and being lost in books while my kids played. Those are my happy times.

@turtleberry: Poolside. I hate sand.

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What's That Image?
The official graphic for #AWP22 in Philadelphia, PA! The AWP logo sits above the #AWP22 hashtag on a light green background on the left side panel. To the right of the light green panel is a photo of a fountain in Philadelphia with a garden of colorful tulips overlayed with white tulip drawings.