Here are all our daily stories of the AWP 2017 Conference, which took place in Washington D.C. between February 8-11.AWP 2017: This Year's Conference Will Be All About—and Against—Trump
AWP 2017: Writers Get Political
Anti-Trump protests and political actions are planned throughout this year’s AWP conference.
AWP 2017: Keynoter Azar Nafisi Urges Writers to Resist Tyranny
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.
AWP 2017: Writers Take to the Streets of Washington, D.C.
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 Trump administration.
AWP 2017: A Political Book Fair
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference in Washington D.C. continued in a highly politicized vein through its second day, with a march and rally at the Capitol building, in addition to a packed event featuring Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
AWP 2017: Politicized Writing Conference Ends with White House Vigil
The AWP book fair, always a centerpiece of the conference experience, was as politically charged as this year's panels and protests.
AWP 2017: YA Authors on Why the Politics of Writing Is Personal
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.
The conversation at this year’s conference, from the formal presentations to the informal interactions between attendees, perhaps inevitably focused upon current events, including the airing of issues that have roiled the organization and the publishing industry in recent years: diversity in children’s book publishing.