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Learn How to Compose a Great CV

Wondering how a CV differs from a standard resume? Our Career Services web series continues with a 45-minute screencast on the curriculum vitae. Cathy Day, a Ball State University professor and the author of two books, shares how to craft a CV that will best represent the arc of your professional career.

Extend Your Membership at Our Student Rate

Graduating this year? Stay connected with your writing community post-MFA by joining AWP today as an individual member! Join by June 30 and use promo code MFA15. You'll pay only $45—our deeply discounted student rate—in your first post-graduate year. This offer is also available to students graduating from two- or four-year programs in 2015.

Join Us for Future Tweet Chats

AWP has hosted two live Q&A chats on Twitter. On March 2, we discussed the WC&C Scholarship and WC&C programs with Diane Zinna, AWP's Director of Membership, and, on April 2, we discussed the #AWP15 conference & bookfair with our conference staff. Join us on May 6 from 3:00-4:00 p.m ET for a behind the scenes look at AWP's office! Use the #BTSAWP hashtag on Twitter to ask questions and follow the chat.

Last Chance to Register for #AWP15!

Will-call registration for Minneapolis is now live and will stay open until the last day of the conference, Saturday, April 11. We recommend using the will-call system to avoid the longer waits expected for attendees registering onsite. You can pick up your will-call registration in the registration area on level one of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Important: #AWP15 Registration Code Reminder

To better serve our conference attendees, #AWP15 has introduced an overhauled process for picking up your registration materials at the conference. If you are registered for the conference, you should have received an email from AWP with your badge's unique registration code. Please be sure to keep this code in a safe place and bring it to Minneapolis; you will need this code to pick up your registration materials. If you do not bring your code, your expected wait time may dramatically increase. Please check your email's spam folder if you believe you have not received this code, or contact us at registration@awpwriter.org. You can also find your code any time by visiting your Conference Registration Management page in your AWP user account, if you have linked your badge to your account.

Prepare to Attend #AWP15 in Minneapolis

Preparation is key to making the most out of your conference experience. To begin, the schedule of more than five hundred and fifty events is available on our website. Create, save, and share your personalized conference itinerary with your friends. Find your favorite press, journal, or literary organization at the bookfair. Search for the date, time, and location of your favorite author signings. Check out or add to the list of the many offsite events that will take place during the conference. Review the #AWP15 attendee guide, or the walk-to dining information. Keep up with conference updates through the #AWP15 Facebook page and #AWP15 on Twitter when making your own social media announcements about the conference & bookfair.

To receive emails specific to #AWP15, including updates about the schedule and conference tips, make sure you use the confirmation email that was sent to you to link your registration badge to your AWP account. If you purchased your own registration, your badge should be linked automatically. Sign into your account and check your badge on your Conference Registration Management page in your AWP account.

#AWP16 in Los Angeles Event Proposals Now Being Accepted

AWP welcomes proposals for the 2016 conference in Los Angeles. Our conference committee seeks proposals that feature panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, and ages, and who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences. AWP strongly encourages participation from current and recent graduate students. Proposals are now being accepted, and the deadline for submission is Friday, May 1, 2015.

Find Yourself in the AWP Spotlight!

Visit AWP’s In the Spotlight page to hear from AWP members who are making a difference in the literary world. Do you know a member who should be featured on In the Spotlight? Nominations are always accepted.

Consider the Peace Corps

"Since 1961, Peace Corps writers have used their volunteer service as source material for their fiction and nonfiction. These writers have also found that the overseas experience has helped them find jobs once they returned home." In last month's Career Advice article, "Writers from the Peace Corps," John Coyne discusses the benefits writers who have served in the Peace Corps have and how their experiences may enrich their writing.

Please Consider Making a Gift During AWP's Spring Campaign

AWP depends on your support to enhance member services and expand outreach to the literary community. Please consider making an online donation today. Thank you!

April 8-11: AWP Conference & Bookfair in Minneapolis

May 6: Behind the Scenes at AWP Tweet Chat #BTSAWP