“AWP is a precious opportunity to gather as a literary community — to learn and listen and connect and celebrate together — and to be reminded of the scale, scope, and impact of our sector.”

- Ruth Dickey, National Book Foundation Executive Director

The AWP Conference & Bookfair brings together writers, students, teachers, small press publishers, and literary arts nonprofits. Since 1973, the conference has served as a gateway for writers to gather, building relationships and forging connections that nurture their artistic and professional lives. Sponsorship offers you a unique place at the heart of this literary extravaganza with multiple opportunities and benefits:

  • Marketing to raise the national profile of your school or program
  • Registration bundles that allow your staff, faculty, and students to participate
  • Special sponsor exhibit areas that put you at the center of the action
  • Recognition as an AWP Conference & Bookfair sponsor on the AWP website, in The Writer’s Chronicle, across all AWP social media platforms, and on the conference homepage
  • Access to “up-close-and-personal” VIP virtual dance parties and networking events

We offer sponsorships at multiple levels and are also happy to help design custom packages that fit your school or organization.

Thank You to Our #AWP23 Sponsors & Donors.

Major Sponsor

Conference Accessibility Sponsor

Patron Sponsor

High School Day Sponsor



Literary Partners


Accessibility Services

Attendee Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center


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