The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 550 college and university creative writing programs, and 150 writers’ conferences and centers. As the only national professional association of creative writers and writing programs, AWP brings together independent writers, academic writing programs, journals, presses, and arts organizations. In addition to hosting the largest annual gathering of writers in North America, AWP’s extensive website, thriving mentorship program, and magazine dedicated to the craft of writing, we build supportive communities united by a love for the literary arts.?
AWP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1967. Our mission is to amplify the voices of writers and the academic programs and organizations that serve them while championing diversity and excellence in creative writing.
The staff is passionate about writers and writing programs. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of their work amid calls for racial justice and a global pandemic, and they continue to refine and add value to existing programs that have proven to be of value to our members and the literary community.