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#AWP22 Conference Update
With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, we are working to reevaluate our plan for #AWP22. At this time, we are connecting with Philadelphia to assess how we move forward with the in-person element of the conference. We appreciate your patience and will post an update on our website as soon as possible.
A Warm Thanks from All of Us at AWP
Thank you to all who donated to our End of Year Campaign. This year we are especially grateful for your friendship, support, and solidarity. We look forward to continuing to provide the programs and support you need in the belief that as writers we are stronger together. Happy New Year to you, our members and supporters, from the AWP staff and board.
Join a Virtual Coffee Chat with Executive Director Cynthia Sherman & the AWP Conference Team
Grab your coffee or tea and join Executive Director Cynthia Sherman and the AWP conference team for a special conference information Zoom session on Wednesday, February 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ET. Learn the latest #AWP22 and organizational updates and chat with the staff. Please RSVP to for the Zoom link. See you there!
Join Us for Our Next Virtual AWP Pedagogy Event
Watch the premiere of "Reclaiming Genre Fiction for the Creative Writing Classroom" on our YouTube channel this Thursday, January 13, at 6:00 p.m. ET. AWP board member and creative writing professor DeMisty D. Bellinger moderates as authors and teachers Tara Campbell and Julie Iromuanya discuss the tools genre fiction provides to explore social problems and the lived experiences of writers of color. Register on our website to receive a reminder and a direct link to this event.
Submit to #AWP22 Writer to Agent
There’s one month left to submit to Writer to Agent! 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 twenty 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. ET.
Advertise in The Writer's Chronicle
The Writer’s Chronicle has an estimated more than 43,800 per issue readership and is distributed to those who are most actively involved in contemporary literature. Our April issue is currently in production and will be displayed at the conference, in addition to going out to our 30,000 subscribers. Our ads start at $120 for a classified ad, up to $299 for a full page cover ad. Save 10 percent on our list prices if you order by January 25 and mention this offer. We are taking reservations until March 5—make sure to contact our advertising manager at about your ad today!
Rewatch #AWP21 Featured Events & More
Newly released #AWP21 featured event "American Harvest & White Flights with Marie Mockett and Jess Row" is now available to watch again on the AWP website and YouTube. Ready for #AWP22? Rewatch past events today!
Virtual Lit Event Roundup
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, January 11
7:30 p.m.—Cynthia Dewi Oka Presents Fire Is Not a Country: Poems in Conversation with Jenny Zhang

Wednesday, January 12
7:30 p.m.—Leanne Brown Presents Good Enough: A Cookbook

Thursday, January 13
5 p.m.—Haymarket Books Presents: To Govern the Globe: World Orders and Catastrophic Change

Saturday, January 15
1 p.m.—Fear of Black Consciousness: Lewis R. Gordon in Conversation with Hortense J. Spillers
8 p.m.—The MLK You Don't Know

Sunday, January 16
8 p.m.—Sunday Reading Series: Hannah Gamble, Keli Stewart & Andrew Wells*

Tuesday, January 18
7:30 p.m.—Martin Luther King and the Trumpet of Conscience Today: Dr. Régine M. Jean-Charles in Conversation
8 p.m.—The Blake School and Milkweed Editions Present: Elizabeth Rush’s Rising

Thursday, January 20
7:30 p.m.—Live at BAM: Hanya Yanagihara + Dean Baquet*
9 p.m.—Town Hall Seattle Livestream: Dr. Carl L. Hart—Drug Use for Grown-Ups*

Saturday, January 22
11:30 a.m.—Story Time: Vera Ahiyya, the Tutu Teacher
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: What are your new year writing resolutions?

Here are some of the answers we received:

@captain_livie: Finish my short stories that I keep putting on hold 😬

@nikkitolman: Find the time to write, even if it's only for an hour. So far I have not been able to write a single word this year! 😩

@nixtamalizedpoetry: dare to write about the things that haunt me

Pretty Faraway: write write and write

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