AWP: Conference & Bookfair 2021


Last post to share…The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair 2021 will be around the corner soon. Read below for details!

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AWP Conference

The AWP 2021 Conference & Bookfair is going virtual this March 3-7!

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events & bookfair exhibitors, and five days of essential literary conversation and celebration. The AWP Conference & Bookfair has always been a place of connection, reunion, and joy, and we are excited to offer the same experience in a new way this year. Join us and take part in this amazing community of writers!

Recent #AWP21 Updates:


Key Dates

  • November 30: Early bird registration deadline
  • December 1: Preregistration rate begins
  • December 15: Deadline for presenters to upload event outlines
  • December 15: Deadline to apply for the AWP Community Scholarship
  • January 15: Deadline to apply for Writer to Agent
  • January 19: exhibitor benefits begin
  • January 19: Deadline for exhibitors to enter books into Bookshop affiliate pages for guaranteed stock
  • January 31: Deadline to apply for the work-exchange program
  • February 3: Deadline to request accessibility services
  • March 3: #AWP21 begins!

Thinking of attending #AWP21?

  • For more information on registration rates, visit our Registration Overview page.
  • To purchase a #AWP21 registration, please visit our store.
  • To apply for a free registration to #AWP21, check out the AWP Community Scholarship through December 15, 2020.
  • To give 4 hours of conference support in exchange for a free registration, check out the work-exchange program through January 31, 2021.
  • The #AWP21 schedule will be released in December. Check out the list of featured events, in addition to the keynote speaker, US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.
  • Check out a list of over 100 #AWP21 Bookfair exhibitors, updated daily
  • Check out the updated #AWP21 FAQs for more conference information.
  • For questions about attending the conference, please email

For registered attendees:

  • To view your #AWP21 registration details or make changes, visit the My Registrations area of your AWP user account.
  • To apply to the #AWP21 Writer to Agent program, make sure you are logged in to your AWP user account and visit the Writer to Agent page. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.
  • Visit our Accessibility Services page for more information on AWP’s plans for virtual accessibility. To make an accessibility request or to ask a question, please email Colleen Cable at
  • The #AWP21 schedule will be released in December 2020. Check out the list of featured events, in addition to the keynote speaker, US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.
  • Keep up with the recent additions to the #AWP21 Bookfair exhibitors with our Exhibitor List.
  • For questions about registration, please email Chelsea McLin at

For Presenters:

For Exhibitors:

Conference Queries

(240) 696-8273

Conference Events
(240) 696-8250

Future Conferences

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center

Archives of past conferences can be found in the Conference Archives section of the website.


Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy


I know the early registration is today, but I can hope for those interested you still have a chance. More details to come in the next few months. Enjoy the rest of your day, be safe, be healthy, and be blessed. 



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