Day: August 21, 2017

Shadow Spotlight: Association of Writers & Writing Programs

August 21 / 17 Hello….hope everyone enjoyed their weekend like I did, although it was too short. This month’s Shadow Spotlight falls on the Association of Writers & Writing Program, also known as AWP. I know that posted about this organization, but for the new followers, here is some information about AWP. Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Mission The mission of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs is to foster literary achievement, to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and to serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. Purpose Because literature is a source of awareness and enchantment, it is a medium for wisdom, creativity, and joy. Because literature maps our shared experiences, it is a builder of communities. AWP’s purpose is to cultivate the making and appreciation of contemporary literature along with those attendant virtues: wisdom, creativity, community, and joy. Primary Goal AWP seeks to help writers and teachers do their best possible work while we help writers connect with the widest …