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Sponsor at #AWP22 and Celebrate the Possibilities
Being a sponsor puts you at the heart of the action and is a cost-effective way for your school or program to get the most out of #AWP22.

Join us as we return to an in-person conference in downtown Philadelphia. Remember, you can pay for your sponsorship over two fiscal years. Learn more by looking at our 2022 Guide to Sponsoring, Exhibiting & Advertising. Questions? Email Development Director Sheila Black at
Welcome AWP's Advertising Manager
A warm welcome to Meg Kuyatt, who is returning as our advertising manager. All of us at AWP look forward to having her back! Please contact Meg at
Attend a Virtual Lit Event
We are excited to bring you new ways to connect with the literary community through our regular roundup of online events, including workshops, masterclasses, trivia nights, and readings. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET.
Tuesday, June 22
7:30 p.m.—A Girl Is a Body of Water: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in Conversation with Novuyo Tshuma
8:30 p.m.—Queer Book Club: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Wednesday, June 23
1 p.m.—Book Club Discussion with Rachel Beanland: FLORENCE ADLER SWIMS FOREVER
5:30 p.m.—Disrupting Dignity: Rethinking Power and Progress in LGBTQ+ Lives: A Conversation with Steve Engel
7 p.m.—Pride Month Storytime with Summer Orlando
8 p.m.—LGBTQ Storytelling
Thursday, June 24
2 p.m.—Pride Month Poetry
6 p.m.—Nana Nkweti reads from WALKING ON COWRIE SHELLS at Vermont Studio Center
7:30 p.m.—The Georgia Trans Oral History Project: Morna Gerrard and AC Panella in Conversation
8 p.m.—Reading and Conversation with Chen Chen
Friday, June 25
2 p.m.—Lambeth LGBTQ+ Book Club: Detransition, Baby
8 p.m.—RHINO Reads: Kathy Davis + Nazifa Islam
Saturday, June 26
10 a.m.—LGBTQ+ Book Club Reads: The Left Hand of Darkness
Monday, June 28–Friday, July 2
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Writopia Lab Writing Workshops for Ages 7–18

Tuesday, June 29
12 noon—YAAA, LGBTQ, & WWN Book Club Discussion—The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation
6:30 p.m.—LGBTQ+ Short Story Club
Wednesday, June 30
7:30 p.m.—Write Past Your Barriers with Lindsay Hunter
8 p.m.—FTTOP Abolitionist Reading Club: We Do This 'Til We Free Us Series
8 p.m.—Virtual Author Chat Series: Jewish History in Romance Panel
Thursday, July 1
7:30 p.m.—Damaged Like Me: Essays on Love, Harm, and Transformation—Kimberly Dark
Join the Discussion
AWP asked: If you could interview any queer author, who would you choose and what would you ask them?

Some of the answers we received: 

@sixpm_: I would love to pick Capote's brain, but who wouldn't?

@marisarussellowrites: Alex Marzano-Lesnevich: I would ask them to give me a class on building suspense, which they do so well.

@awauclair: Oscar Wilde because you know he’s got stories for days. Also, who wouldn’t want to share a pint of Guinness with Oscar Wilde?

Follow AWP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to look for a different question every Tuesday.

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