AWP Events

AWP Conference & Bookfair is on! March 24th to 26th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Wesleyan will be there in person, Booth 1216.

Thursday, 7:30 PM: An evening with Samuel R Delany

Streaming live from Samuel Delany’s Philadelphia apartment. Short readings from Occasional Views Volumes 1 & 2 and delightful conversation with historian/scholar Lavelle Porter. Produced by Rain Taxi. Please sign up here. This event is open to EVERYONE.

Friday, 4PM: Book Signing at booth 1216

Join us on Friday at 4PM to meet author Dianne Bilyak and have her sign a copy of her memoir, Nothing Special, a finalist for the Gilda Award from Story Circle, named for the late, beloved comedian Gilda Radner.

AWP conference events featuring Wesleyan authors

Honoring American Poet Ruth Stone in a New Film about Her Life & Poetry

Thursday, March 24, 2022
10:35 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
121BC, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level
Panelists: Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Bianca Stone, Jan Freeman, Tori Derricotte, Chard DeNiord
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Door in the Mountain: A Tribute to Jean Valentine, Sponsored by Alice James Books

Thursday, March 24, 2022
3:20 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.
Terrace Ballroom III & IV, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 400 Level. T218.
Panelists: Anne Marie Macari, Joan Larkin, Mark Doty, Brenda Hillman, Eduardo C Corral
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Women’s Caucus

Thursday, March 24, 2022
3:20 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.
126A, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level. T235.
Session Leaders: Melissa Studdard, Jennifer Givhan, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Patricia Spears Jones, Erika Meitner
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Milkweed Presents: Landscape and Literary Culture

Friday, March 25, 2022
12:10 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.
Terrace Ballroom I & II, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 400 Level. F162.
Panelists: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Kazim Ali, Elena Passarello
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The Hybrid Poem & Its Myriad Possibilities

Saturday, March 26, 2022
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Virtual. S174.
Panelists: Kimiko Hahn, Jill Bialosky, Brenda Hillman, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Paisley Rekdal
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Indigenous Storytelling & Poetics: Strategies for Writing Histories

Saturday, March 26, 2022
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
115C, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level. S187.
Panelists: Abigail Chabitnoy, Kenzie Allen, Deborah Taffa, Franklin K-R- Cline
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Choice Words: Writers on Abortion

Saturday, March 26, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
113A, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level. S113.
Panelists: Annie Finch, Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Judith Arcana, Camonghne Felix, Arisa White
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