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Stay Tuned for #AWP22 Event Proposals
It’s never too early to start thinking about #AWP22 event proposals! More information about the #AWP22 proposal system, including submission dates and deadlines, will be available on the AWP website in the next few weeks. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email for assistance.
A Warm Thanks to Our #AWP21 Sponsors
We want to thank the sponsors who made #AWP21 possible: the University of Iowa, our premier sponsor; the Michener Center for Writers, our presenting sponsor; and the Antioch University MFA Program, the Jackson Center for Creative Writing/Hollins University, and Spalding University School of Writing. Also, a special thanks to our #AWP21 Conference Accessibility Sponsor, the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, for their generous sponsorship of captioning services.
Virtual AWP: Writer to Writer Conversations & Readings
Just in time for National Poetry Month, the Writer to Writer Conversations & Readings series kicks off with a poetry reading by the mentees of poet and literary translator J. Kates, who has returned each year as a mentor since joining in 2017. Register on our website and join us on Thursday, April 15, at 6:00 p.m. ET!
We Want Your Suggestions for Best Things to Do in Philadelphia
We’re all looking forward to coming together in person for #AWP22, March 2326, 2022. As we work to prepare for next year’s in-person conference, we’d love your suggestions for the surprising, the unexpected, and the all-around best of Philadelphia. Whether it be a favorite restaurant, a fantastic coffee shop, a can’t-miss museum, or a neighborhood we should visit, we’d love to hear your recommendations. Email your suggestions to us at by June 15, 2021, with #AWP22 Philly Suggestions in the email header—and thank you!
Writer’s News
The longlist for the International Booker Prize has been announced. The list is comprised of thirteen books originally written in languages including Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian, among others. The books were all translated into English and published in the U.K. and Ireland over the past year. The shortlist will be announced April 22, and the winner of the £50,000 will be announced in June. 
Donate to the AWP Conference Scholarship
Thanks to many generous donations, we were able to offer ninety full scholarships for #AWP21, and we look forward to continuing the Conference Scholarship Program for #AWP22. Please consider donating a $100 registration to the #AWP22 Conference Scholarship, a program aimed at increasing access to the AWP Conference & Bookfair for attendees of color, attendees with disabilities, and those who are low-income. This scholarship program is made possible by generous donations from the AWP community. For more information, please visit the Conference Scholarship webpage.
Don’t Forget to Contribute to Beyond Sunrise
The AWP/Wick Poetry Center collaborative poetry and creative writing-making site is starting to get some beautiful submissions. Add your voice to what we’re calling “an interactive journal of our pandemic year.” Featuring the beautiful poem “Beyond” by #AWP21 Keynote Speaker Joy Harjo, the site provides multiple ways for you and your students to share your voices. Take a look! 
Support AWP & Indie Bookstores through
We’re now partnering with online bookseller, which aims to support independent bookstores. At AWP’s affiliate page, you can find member books, our recommendations, and much more. Best of all, 10 percent of all books you purchase from the AWP page will go directly to fund the AWP Conference Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to attend the AWP Conference & Bookfair to BIPOC writers, disabled writers, and writers in financial need.
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: Where is your favorite springtime reading spot?

Some of the answers we received: 

@patriciadunnauthor: The park

@rissy_ds: In my front yard under our magnolia tree 🌸

@windowsillbooks: My hammock! 

@marisarussellowrites: In my new hammock!

Christopher Glenn: Front porch. Natural light on good paper is the best🎯
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