Join Us at AWP 2017

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Feb 03 2017

Join us at the 2017 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair from Thursday, February 9, through Saturday, February 11, in Washington, D.C., where Academy of American Poets Chancellors Terrance HayesMarilyn Nelson, and Alicia Ostriker, and our Executive Director Jennifer Benka will be participating in panels and readings.

Drop by our booth (#406) at Bookfair Halls D&E, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level Two for book signings with Chancellors Alicia Ostriker (Sat., 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) and Marilyn Nelson (Fri., 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.), and 2016 National Student Poet Joey Reisberg (Fri., 3 p.m.-5 p.m.).


VIDA Voices & Views: Exclusive Interview with Joan Naviyuk Kane, Ada Limón, & Alicia Ostriker
Alicia Ostriker, Sheila McMullin, Melissa Studdard, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Ada Limón
Salon F, Washington Convention Center, Level One
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 pm

Fourscore Feminist Fabulous Years: A Tribute to Alicia Ostriker
Alicia Ostriker, Cynthia Hogue, Aliki Barnstone, Afaa Michael Weaver, Frances Payne Adler, Martha Nell Smith
Room 206, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Transforming Adverse Audiences to Verse: Lessons Learned from the NEA Big Read
Jennifer Benka, Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Kimiko Hahn, Amy Stolls, Joy Harjo
Room 102B, Washington Convention Center, Level One
3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Who Runs the World? Women with Power and Purpose, Sponsored by WITS
Jennifer Benka, Amy King, Mahogany Browne
Marquis Salon 9 & 10, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.



LitNet Advocacy Town Hall
Chinatown Rm Level 2, Marriott Marquis
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Celebrating The Golden Shovel Anthology in Honor of Gwendolyn Brooks 
Marilyn Nelson, Maura Snell, Major Jackson, Sandra Beasley, Natalie Richardson
AWP Bookfair Stage, Exhibit Halls D & E, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

In Praise of Junot Díaz and Claudia Rankine: Furthering the MFA vs. POC and AWP 2016 Keynote Conversations
Allen Gee, David Mura, Faith Adiele, Christine Hyung-Lee, Kiese Laymon
Room 207A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Poetry Coalition Public Meeting
Judiciary Sq Rm Level 3, Marriott Marquis
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.



Get in Formation: Form in Young Adult Literature
Marilyn Nelson, Pamela L Laskin, Tiffany Jackson, Suzanne Weyn, Caroline Bock
Liberty Salon N, O, & P, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four
10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Being the Change You Want to See: The New Literary Leadership 
Jennifer Benka, Lisa Lucas, Ken Chen, Britt Udesen, Andrew Proctor
Room 207A, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
10:30 a.m to 11:45 a.m.

50 Years of the Pitt Poetry Series: Readings from the Northeast Quadrant
Alicia Ostriker, Sharon Dolin, Jan Beatty, David Wojahn, Afaa Michael Weaver
Marquis Salon 6, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

A Reading by Rita Dove, Terrance Hayes, and Ocean Vuong, Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets
Jennifer Benka, Rita Dove, Terrance Hayes, Ocean Vuong
Ballroom A, Washington Convention Center, Level Three
8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.