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#AWP21 Conference & Bookfair Updates & Announcements
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#AWP21 Starts Wednesday!


It's not too late to register!

Enjoy 250 literary events, amazing featured programming, 300 bookfair exhibitors, and thousands of fellow of writersall from your own home! We are so excited for the festivities to begin and to see this wonderful community come together again virtually.
 
Check out an early preview of the virtual conferencewatch all events in your own time, interact with exhibitors without your feet getting tired, and interact with old and new friends, agents, publishers, editors, writers, poets, and more.

Check out the full conference schedule and register today!

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#AWP21 Highlights:

Don’t miss the #AWP21
keynote address by Joy Harjo,
sponsored by the University of Iowa.

March 4, 2021,
8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. CT

Join US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo for an evening of music & poetry!

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images of Marlena Chertock, Eileen Cronin, James Tate Hill, T.K. Dalton
Disability’s Influence on Literature: Realism as a Craft Concept, Sponsored by AWP

March 3, 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. CT
Prerecorded conversation
& live Q&A!

 

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AWP Award Series Reading

March 3, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. CT
Prerecorded event.
 

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Images of Mira Jacob, Monique Truong, Crystal Hana Kim
A Reading & Conversation with Monique Truong & Mira Jacob, Moderated by Crystal Hana Kim, Sponsored by Kundiman

March 4, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CT
Live event!

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Images of Shira Erlichman, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Sumita Chakraborty, Taylor Johnson
A Reading & Conversation with Shira Erlichman, Sumita Chakraborty, & Taylor Johnson, Moderated by Cortney Lamar Charleston, Sponsored by Alice James Books

March 4, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CT
Live event!

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PEN Presents: Jennifer Egan & Yiyun Li

March 5, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CT
Live event!

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American Harvest & White Flights: Marie Mockett & Jess Row in Conversation, Sponsored by Graywolf Press

March 5, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CT
Live event!

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Images of Ada Limón, Jake Skeets, Rick Barot
A Reading & Conversation with Ada Limón, Jake Skeets, and Rick Barot, Sponsored by Milkweed Editions

March 6, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CT
Live event!

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Images of Aimee Bender, Lisa Teasley, Dana Johnson, Susan Straight, Aimee Liu
Fierce L.A. Women Write Stories that Change the Paradigm, Sponsored by Red Hen Press

March 6, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CT
Live event!

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NBCC Presents: Edwidge Danticat & Sarah M. Broom, Moderated by Marion Winik

March 5, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. CT
Prerecorded event.

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Grove Atlantic Presents Viet Thanh Nguyen, in Conversation with Kristen Millares Young

March 6, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. CT
Live event!

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Tribute to June Jordan, Sponsored by Copper Canyon Press

March 7, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CT
Live event!

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Photos of C.S. Giscombe, Nathaniel Mackey, Jari Bradley
Legacy Conversations: C. S. Giscombe & Nathaniel Mackey, Sponsored by Cave Canem

March 7, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. CT
Live event!

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Accessibility:

All regular panels and readings include captioning, and all featured events include captioning and ASL interpretation.

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