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
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.
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 possible audience.
AWP’s Core Values
AWP values:
• Contemporary literature for its power to enrich the lives of individuals and communities
• Writers & writing programs
• Excellence in the teaching of writing
• The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) as the appropriate terminal degree for writers who teach
• The cultivation of growing literary audiences
For information on individual, gift, and organizational membership go to
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
University of Maryland
5245 Greenbelt Rd,
Box #246
College Park, MD 20740
Main: 301-226-9710
Fax: Not available until August
Department Contact Information:
Here is some information about next years conference and book fair…

2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Tampa Convention Center
& Marriott Tampa Waterside
March 7 – 10, 2018

Key Dates

Materials to View/Download

Social Networking

Conference Queries


Conference Events

Register today!

Click on links to get the information you need. If you’re interested in attending next years conference, you can register today. Enjoy your Monday be blessed.






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