AWP 2017: Writers Get Political as Conference Opens

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, kicked off its annual conference on Thursday with politics on people's minds, as exhibitors, panelists and attendees expressed their opposition to the Trump presidency. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Politics Was Front and Center At This Year’s AWP Conference

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AWP 2017: Politicized Writing Conference Ends With White House Vigil

This year's politically-charged AWP conference concluded Saturday evening with a candlelight vigil outside the White House and strong sales reported from the book fair floor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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AWP 2017: A Political Book Fair

The AWP book fair, always a centerpiece of the conference experience, was as politically charged as this year's panels and protests. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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AWP 2017: Keynoter Azar Nafisi Urges Writers to Resist Tyranny

AWP 2017's keynote speaker, Azar Nafisi, the author of 'Reading Lolita in Tehran,' blasted President Trump in a fiery presentation and urged writers to use their imaginations to resist the tyranny of the Trump administration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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AWP 2017: Writers Take to the Streets of Washington, D.C.

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AWP 2017: This Year's Conference Will Be All About—and Against—Trump

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