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Share Your Conference Photos & Memories for Giving Tuesday
Hop on your favorite social media platform and join us for Giving Tuesday, November 30, to celebrate the AWP Conference & Bookfair! Get your AWP throwback photos and memories ready to share for a good cause: the AWP Community Scholarship Program. Ninety-six full scholarships were awarded last year. With your donations and support, we hope to exceed that for #AWP22. We’ve also got a full day of prizes and giveaways scheduled! Please join us on November 30 and share your favorite conference moments. And don’t forget to tag @awpwriter and use the hashtags #AWPmemories and #AWP22!
Don't Miss #AWP22 in Philadelphia
You still have time to register at the lowest rate possible for #AWP22. Registration to the in-person conference provides you access to 300+ live events, 60+ prerecorded events available up to one month after the conference, and the chance to connect with writers from all over the world. Not interested in attending in person? No worries! Virtual-only registrations are available.
Black Friday Advertising Special
This Black Friday, save 15 percent on our remaining conference program ads! Order between November 26 and 30 by emailing and mentioning Black Friday.
Make Your #AWP22 Hotel Reservation
Register for #AWP22 today and get access to the 2022 Conference Hotel & Travel Information page! There is still plenty of availability at all conference hotels, all of which are within 0.2 miles of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. If you have any questions about booking your hotel, please email
Check Out the #AWP22 Accepted Events!
The full #AWP22 conference schedule is coming soon! In the meantime, take a look at over 350 events that have been accepted for AWP’s Annual Conference & Bookfair. The #AWP22 Philadelphia subcommittee worked hard to create a diverse schedule, striking the best possible balance between presenters, genres, and topics. For a list of all accepted events, visit the Conference Schedule page.

Be sure to also take a look at the #AWP22 Featured Presenters list on AWP’s page to explore books from featured presenters, including #AWP22 keynote speaker Toi Derricotte! More titles from featured presenters will be added soon.
Request Accessibility Services for #AWP22 Virtual Events
If you need accessibility services to participate in your #AWP22 virtual event recording, please see our Accessibility Services webpage and contact Colleen Cable at with requests or questions. All video content will be captioned postrecording.
Apply for the #AWP22 Work-Exchange Program
In exchange for your participation in a web training and four hours of your time, you can receive a waived registration to attend #AWP22. This is a great opportunity to see the conference in a new light and serve your fellow AWP attendees. If you have any questions, please email or visit the AWP Work-Exchange Program page.
Nominate Student Work for the Intro Journals Project
Program directors of AWP member programs can nominate student work for the Intro Journals Project. Winning entries are published in participating literary journals including Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, Reed Magazine, and Tampa Review. Nominated entries should include a cover page and must be uploaded through our online submission system by December 3, 2021.
Attend a 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, 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, November 23
9 p.m.—Melissa Guida-Richards with Kalani Kapahua: What White Parents Should Know about Transracial Adoption

Monday, November 29
9 p.m.—Paul Auster Discusses Burning Boy with Eric Lorberer

Tuesday, November 30
7 p.m.—Lydia Davis, Essays Two National Virtual Launch with Parul Sehgal
9 p.m.—Raymond Antrobus and Teraca Florence Discuss All the Names Given

Thursday, December 2
7:30 p.m.—The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth—Kristin Henning in Conversation with Dr. Bettina Love

Friday, December 3
8 p.m.—RHINO Reads: Chloe Martinez, Ariana Benson, and Jalen Eutsey

Saturday, December 4
1 p.m.Khadija Abdalla Bajaber Reads from and Discusses The House of Rust
4 p.m.Novelist Ayşegül Savaş Reads from White on White

Sunday, December 5
7 p.m.Mercy Street Readings
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: Who are you thankful for in your writing community?

Here are some of the answers we received:

@marisarussellowrites: I am thankful for so many writers! Like: @guerillamemoir, @ashleighrenard, @lisacooperellison, @ashpez88, and more!

@BGWritersStudio: Every summer at our domestic residency, we've been so lucky to have a great keynote speaker who is generous with their time and talent: #CamilleDungy, @Holgodjon, @jerichobrown, @sukrungruang, and @CrystalWilki. Can't wait to add to that list in 2022!

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