Writers Converge at AWP Conference in Chicago

Check out this year’s fabulous list of presenters at the 2012 AWP Conference & Bookfair. The event takes place in Chicago from February 29 – March 3, 2012 and promises more than 550 presses, publishers, and “nonstop literary commotion!”

Held annually in a different region of North America by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the conference is designed “to celebrate the outstanding authors, teachers, writing programs, literary centers, and small press publishers of that region.”

The mission of the AWP “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,” is indeed a noble one. If you aren’t going to make it to Chicago this year, you can plan ahead by visiting the list of AWP’s future conference sites.

*Support your local bookstores, libraries, and universities. It matters.

-Post by Megan Shaffer

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