Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Association of Writers & Writing Programs

  • Fairfax, VA
  • www.awpwriter.org

Mission Statement

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) fosters literary achievement, advances the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serves the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.

Main Programs

  1. Annual Conference & Bookfair
  2. Magazine & Website
  3. Membership Services

ruling year

1968

Principal Officer

Self-reported

David Fenza

Keywords

Self-reported

Creative Writing, Contemporary Literature

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EIN

05-0314999

 Number

3192108578

Physical Address

10808 Kelley Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Annual Conference & Bookfair

Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different city to celebrate the authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers of that region. More than 11,000 writers and readers attended our 2013 conference, and over 650 exhibitors were represented at our bookfair. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America.

Category

Literature

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$1,250,477.00

Program 2

Magazine & Website

AWP publishes a magazine, the Writer’s Chronicle, that serves as a leading source of articles, news, and information for writers, editors, students, and teachers of writing. Published six times a year, the Chronicle provides diverse insights into the art of writing that are accessible, pragmatic, and idealistic.

AWP also maintains a comprehensive website with a frequently updated Job List, Writer's Calendar, Guide to Writing Programs, and Directory of Members, all indispensable resources for writers, students, teachers, and readers of contemporary literature.

Category

Literature

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$385,703.00

Program 3

Membership Services

Individual and institutional membership in AWP provides opportunities for publishing and networking, services for finding jobs, and a lively exchange of ideas about writing and teaching.

Category

Literature

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$502,525.00

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Financials

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Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Leadership

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Principal Officer

David Fenza

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Judith Baumel

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