Association of Writers and 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. Our mission is to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.
The mission of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) is to foster literary achievement, to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and to serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. Because literature is a source of awareness and enchantment, it is a medium for wisdom, creativity, and joy. Because literature maps our shared experiences, it is a builder of communities. AWP’s purpose is to cultivate the making and appreciation of contemporary literature along with the attendant virtues: wisdom, creativity, community, empathy, compassion, solidarity, and joy.
As an employer, AWP is dedicated to the creation and nurturing of a workplace environment in which everyone feels valued as a dignified member of the community of writers, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.