Advertisements

Weeknd Scene: Future AWP Conference Dates

Weeknd Scene: Future AWP Conference Dates

March 24 / 18

Hello…the AWP or (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference & Bookfair  2018 has passed, but don’t worry, found future dates and places for the next few events.


Credit Source: AWP

 

Future Conferences

Portland, Oregon

  • March 27–30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center

San Antonio, Texas

  • March 4–7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri

  • March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center

 

Conference Queries

Registration
registration@awpwriter.org
301-226-9716

Conference Events
events@awpwriter.org
301-226-9711

There will be more to add soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Be blessed always.

Image source: Unknown
Advertisements

Wednz Scene: AWP Conference & Bookfair 2018 updates

Wednz Scene: AWP Conference & Bookfair 2018 updates

January 3 / 18

First Wednesday of the year! As I’ve mentioned yesterday, the 2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair (Association of Writers & Writing Program) will be held in Tampa, Florida, March 7-10, 2018. Preregistration closes tomorrow, but I’m sure you can still register. Here are some key dates to remember…..


Credit source: AWP

Jennifer Egan, Hannah Tinti, Ron Charles, and Karen Joy Fowler. Image source: AWP

 

2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

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

Key Dates

 

Materials to View/Download

 

Social Networking

 

Conference Queries

Registration
registration@awpwriter.org
301-226-9716

Conference Events
events@awpwriter.org
301-226-9711

 

Future Conferences

Portland, Oregon

  • March 27–30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center

San Antonio, Texas

  • March 4–7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri

  • March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center

 

 

Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

 

Just click on the links above to get the information you need. I will check up for any changes or updates.

 

Image source: AWP & The Gallery Studios

Shadow Spotlight: Association of Writers & Writing Programs

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 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 www.awpwriter.org/about/overview.
CONTACT US
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: www.awpwriter.org/about/contact_us.
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

Registration
registration@awpwriter.org
301-226-9716 

Conference Events
events@awpwriter.org
301-226-9711

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Image source: Desktop Background

Wednz Scene: AWP Conference Updates

Wednz Scene: AWP Conference Updates

July 12 / 17

Hello and Good Morning. I’m keeping an eye on any updated for the AWP Conference and Bookfair and so far there have been no changes, but here’s what they have….


credit: AWP, Association of Writers & Writing Programs

2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

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

Key Dates

Social Networking

Conference Queries

Registration
registration@awpwriter.org
301-226-9716 

Conference Events
events@awpwriter.org
301-226-9711

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

George Saunders

 

Featured Readers

Additional 2018 featured presenters will be posted soon.

 

2018 AWP Conference Schedule

The schedule will be available in October.

2018 Bookfair

An annual showcase of over 800 exhibitors, AWP’s bookfair is the nation’s largest marketplace for independent literary presses and journals, creative writing programs, writing conferences and centers, and literary arts organizations. Secure an exhibit space for your press or organization to reach over 12,000 writers, readers, teachers, and literary tastemakers.

The book fair runs concurrently with AWP’s annual conference and is open to all registered conference attendees.

2018 information will be posted soon.

Click here for the 2017 Exhibitor Prospectus.

March 7–10, 2018 
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside

BOOKFAIR CONTACT

Cynthia Sherman 
Director of Exhibits
301-226-9721
bookfair@awpwriter.org

 

That’s it for now, but I’ll keep check for more updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image source: Magiel & Huffington Post

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Dates for AWP Conference

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Dates for AWP Conference

April 26 / 17

Hey again! Last post for today. The AWP conference has already passed, but don’t worry. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs annual event has dates set for next year, 2019, and beyond. It’s time to mark your calendar….


cred: association of writers & writing program (awp)

AWP Conference

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Tampa, FL, in 2018 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.

2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair

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

Key Dates

Social Networking

Conference Queries

Registration
registration@awpwriter.org
703-993-4553

Conference Events
events@awpwriter.org
703-993-4317

Future Conferences

Portland, Oregon

  • March 27 – 30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center

San Antonio, Texas

  • March 4 – 7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri

  • March 3 – 6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center

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

 

 

Be sure to click on the links above for all the info on the conference & book fair. Set your calendar if you want to attend! Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: Wallpaper Abyss - Alpha Coders

Weekend Scene: 2017 Conference & Bookfair Registration

Weekend Scene: 2017 Conference & Bookfair Registration

Feb. 4 / 17

Hello again….have another reminder about the AWP Conference & Bookfair 2017 in Washington D.C. This information has been posted before and hopefully for those interested, you may still have a chance to register. February 8–11, 2017 are the dates…..


cred: association of writers & writing programs

2017 Conference & Bookfair Registration

Conference events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The bookfair is open 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. from Thursday, February 9 to Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Registration includes admission to AWP’s bookfair, meetings, panels, readings, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period. Meals, lodging, and travel are not included. Visit the Hotel & Travel section for information on lodging at AWP’s official conference hotels.

The purchase of a bookfair table or booth includes two complimentary Exhibitor Access Badges, which will allow you full access to the conference and bookfair. Please access the Exhibit Space Management page of your AWP user account to assign these two badges before January 20, 2017.  Exhibitor Access Badges that are not assigned by this date may be forfeited. Please note: If you have been assigned an Exhibitor Access Badge, you do not need to purchase an additional registration. For more information about Exhibitor Access Badges, see the Bookfair Exhibitor FAQs.

Students, faculty, and staff of sponsoring institutions should check with their program or organization before purchasing a registration on their own. You may be eligible for a complimentary sponsor registration.

All conference registrations must be purchased online or onsite with a credit or debit card. We do not accept checks or cash. All sales are final and nonrefundable.

Registration Rates & Periods

Registration Categories Early Bird
Aug. 1 – Oct. 14.
Prereg.
Oct. 15 – Dec. 21
Will-call
Dec. 22 – Feb. 7
Onsite
Feb. 8 – Feb. 11
Member Registration $145 $160 $200 $200
Registration + One-Year Membership Bundle $215 $230 $270 $270
Nonmember Registration $240 $260 $300 $300
Student* Registration $50 $50 $65 $65
Senior (65 and up)** Registration $80 $80 $80 $80
Bookfair Staff Registration*** $145 $160 $200 $200
Bookfair Staff, Student* Registration*** $50 $50 $65 $65
Presenter Member Registration $75 $80 $105 $105
Presenter Registration + One-Year Membership Bundle $145 $150 $175 $175
Presenter Nonmember Registration $160 $170 $210 $210
Saturday Pass**** N/A N/A N/A $45

* Students must present a valid student ID.
** Seniors must present a valid ID.
*** Bookfair staff registrations are not equivalent to Exhibitor Access Badges and do not permit access to the exhibit halls during set-up or move-out hours.
**** The Saturday Pass can only be purchased onsite on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and includes admission to all conference events (with the exception of private receptions) as well as the bookfair.

Registration Confirmation

Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the address that you specified under your badge information during purchase. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering, as our system is not able to alert you if you enter an incorrect or incomplete email address. You may change the name and affiliation on your badge at any point before Wednesday, February 8, 2017, on the Conference Registration Management page of your AWP user account.

Will-call Registration

After preregistration ends on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, you can continue to register online using the will-call option on Thursday, December 22, 2016, though not at a reduced preregistration rate. All badges purchased before arriving onsite in Washington, DC, can be printed at the conference during the hours listed below.

Checking In at the Conference

All badges will be printed onsite at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at a registration kiosk. These kiosks will allow you to both print a pre-purchased registration badge and purchase a new registration. All pre-purchased badges will be assigned a unique registration code, which will be included in the confirmation email sent to each attendee after a purchase has been made. Please save this information and bring it with you to the conference and bookfair, as you will need it to print your badge and pick up your registration materials onsite.

All those who purchase a registration under the student or senior category will be required to show a valid student or government-issued ID in order to print their badge details.

Onsite Registration & Check-in Hours

Wednesday, February 8: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 9: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 11: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sponsor and Literary Partner Registrations

As a benefit for supporting the conference, all sponsors and literary partners receive an allocated number of registration waivers, based on the level of sponsorship. Confirmed sponsors and partners will be contacted by AWP with instructions for submitting their waiver lists. All lists must be received by January 20, 2017. Registration waivers that are not submitted by that date will be forfeited.

Press Passes

We appreciate all coverage of our annual conference. Requests for press passes must be made in writing from the editor of the media organization, on behalf of the journalist, to registration@awpwriter.org by January 20, 2017. The request must specifically detail how the pass will be used to cover the conference. To attend as a member of the press, you must present valid press credentials to your kiosk attendant so that you may receive your conference badge. Photography, videography and sound recordings are not permitted at the conference without AWP’s written consent.

#AWP17

February 8–11, 2017
Washington, DC

Washington Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis

REGISTRATION CONTACT

Conference Registration Manager
703-993-4553
registration@awpwriter.org

 

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

Accessibility Services

Please check to see if you still have a chance to attend, that is if you are interested. I’m sure there is still room left to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: unknown

Weekend Scene: 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair Updates

Weekend Scene: 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair Updates

Jan. 21 / 2017

Afternoon everyone. It’s a rainy day in my neck of the woods, but that’s not going to stop me from posting a few things today. I’m giving you an update on the 2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair.


cred: awp (association of writers & writing programs

awp/ photo by Robb Cohen

2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair

Washington Convention Center
& Washington Marriott Marquis
February 8 – 11, 2017
Celebrating AWP’s 50th anniversary!

Key Dates

Materials to View/Download

Social Networking

 

Future Conference dates:

Tampa, Florida

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

Portland, Oregon

  • March 27 – 30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center

San Antonio, Texas

  • March 4 – 7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri

  • March 3 – 6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • March 23 – 26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center

Save the dates if you plan to go! Hopefully you may have a chance to attending this year’s conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: awp/robb cohen & QuoteAddicts.com

 

More Wednesday Scene: AWP Conference & Bookfair 2017 Updates…

More Wednesday Scene: AWP Conference & Bookfair 2017 Updates…

December 7 / 16

Hey again….I’m sending info about the AWP Conference & Bookfair 2017 that’s taking place in Washington D.C. I found some information about registration. The preregistration is still open, so you still have a chance to attend. The information is all laid out here, so read on……


cred: awp

2017 Conference & Bookfair Registration

Conference events begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The bookfair is open 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. from Thursday, February 9 to Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Registration includes admission to AWP’s bookfair, meetings, panels, readings, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period. Meals, lodging, and travel are not included. Visit the Hotel & Travel section for information on lodging at AWP’s official conference hotels.

The purchase of a bookfair table or booth includes two complimentary Exhibitor Access Badges, which will allow you full access to the conference and bookfair. Please access the Exhibit Space Management page of your AWP user account to assign these two badges before January 20, 2017.  Exhibitor Access Badges that are not assigned by this date may be forfeited. Please note: If you have been assigned an Exhibitor Access Badge, you do not need to purchase an additional registration. For more information about Exhibitor Access Badges, see the Bookfair Exhibitor FAQs.

Students, faculty, and staff of sponsoring institutions should check with their program or organization before purchasing a registration on their own. You may be eligible for a complimentary sponsor registration.

All conference registrations must be purchased online or onsite with a credit or debit card. We do not accept checks or cash. All sales are final and nonrefundable.

Registration Rates & Periods

Registration Categories Early Bird
Aug. 1 – Oct. 14.
Prereg.
Oct. 15 – Dec. 21
Will-call
Dec. 22 – Feb. 7
Onsite
Feb. 8 – Feb. 11
Member Registration $145 $160 $200 $200
Registration + One-Year Membership Bundle $215 $230 $270 $270
Nonmember Registration $240 $260 $300 $300
Student* Registration $50 $50 $65 $65
Senior (65 and up)** Registration $80 $80 $80 $80
Bookfair Staff Registration*** $145 $160 $200 $200
Bookfair Staff, Student* Registration*** $50 $50 $65 $65
Presenter Member Registration $75 $80 $105 $105
Presenter Registration + One-Year Membership Bundle $145 $150 $175 $175
Presenter Nonmember Registration $160 $170 $210 $210
Saturday Pass**** N/A N/A N/A $45

* Students must present a valid student ID.
** Seniors must present a valid ID.
*** Bookfair staff registrations are not equivalent to Exhibitor Access Badges and do not permit access to the exhibit halls during set-up or move-out hours.
**** The Saturday Pass can only be purchased onsite on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and includes admission to all conference events (with the exception of private receptions) as well as the bookfair.

Registration Confirmation

Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the address that you specified under your badge information during purchase. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering, as our system is not able to alert you if you enter an incorrect or incomplete email address. You may change the name and affiliation on your badge at any point before Wednesday, February 8, 2017, on the Conference Registration Management page of your AWP user account.

Will-call Registration

After preregistration ends on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, you can continue to register online using the will-call option on Thursday, December 29, 2016, though not at a reduced preregistration rate. All badges purchased before arriving onsite in Washington, DC, can be printed at the conference during the hours listed below.

Checking In at the Conference

All badges will be printed onsite at the Walter E. Washington Cenvention Center at a registration kiosk. These kiosks will allow you to both print a pre-purchased registration badge and purchase a new registration. All pre-purchased badges will be assigned a unique registration code, which will be included in the confirmation email sent to each attendee after a purchase has been made. Please save this information and bring it with you to the conference and bookfair, as you will need it to print your badge and pick up your registration materials onsite.

All those who purchase a registration under the student or senior category will be required to show a valid student or government-issued ID in order to print their badge details.

Onsite Registration & Check-in Hours

Wednesday, February 8: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 9: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 11: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sponsor and Literary Partner Registrations

As a benefit for supporting the conference, all sponsors and literary partners receive an allocated number of registration waivers, based on the level of sponsorship. Confirmed sponsors and partners will be contacted by AWP with instructions for submitting their waiver lists. All lists must be received by January 20, 2017. Registration waivers that are not submitted by that date will be forfeited.

Press Passes

We appreciate all coverage of our annual conference. Requests for press passes must be made in writing from the editor of the media organization, on behalf of the journalist, to registration@awpwriter.org by January 20, 2017. The request must specifically detail how the pass will be used to cover the conference. To attend as a member of the press, you must present valid press credentials to your kiosk attendant so that you may receive your conference badge. Photography, videography, and sound recordings are not permitted at the conference without AWP’s written consent.

February 8–11, 2017
Washington, DC

Washington Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis

REGISTRATION CONTACT

Conference Registration Manager
703-993-4553
registration@awpwriter.org

 

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

Accessibility Services

 

I will find out more updates on the conference. February will be here soon, so again if you still want to attend, just read through the information and click on the available sites. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Wednesday and be always blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: unknown