Join us at the 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference & Bookfair, from Wednesday, March 27, through Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Portland, Oregon, where Academy Chancellors Ellen Bass, Marilyn Chin, Kwame Dawes, Joy Harjo, and David St. John, and 2018 American Poets Prize winners Martín Espada and Craig Morgan Teicher will be participating in panels and readings.
 
Drop by our booth (#4004) at the Oregon Convention Center to pick up free copies of the official 2019 National Poetry Month poster and American Poets magazine.
 
And on Saturday, March 30, 8:30 p.m., don't miss a reading by Academy Chancellor Emeritus Toi Derricotte, Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, and 2016 Walt Whitman Award winner Mai Der Vang, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, at the Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level Two. Academy Executive Director Jennifer Benka will introduce the event. RSVP here: facebook.com/events/441894103016940
 

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019

#saferLIT: Fighting Sexual Misconduct in the Literary World
Jennifer Benka, Jeffrey Lependorf, Lynn Melnick, Deborah Paredez, and Elissa Washuta
B110-112, Oregon Convention Center, Level One
9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
 
Poets Claim American History
Dolores Hayden, Marilyn Nelson, Frank X Walker, Martha Collins, and Martín Espada
Portland Ballroom 252, Oregon Convention Center, Level Two
10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
 
A Reading With Maxine Hong Kingston, Marilyn Chin, and Carmen Giménez Smith, Sponsored by Kundiman
Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level Two
12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
 
The Critical Creative: The Editor Poet
Marc Vincenz, Larissa Shmailo, Michael Anania, Amy King, and Kwame Dawes
Portland Ballroom 256, Oregon Convention Center, Level Two
12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
 
Truth to Power: Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate and Fear
Joy Harjo, Pamela Uschuk, and Patricia Wesley
Zachary A. Doss Memorial Stage (Sponsored by USC) Exhibit Hall, Oregon Convention Center, Level One
3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
 
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019
 
Filthy Presidentiad: Walt Whitman in the Age of Trump, Sponsored by the Poetry Foundation
Portland Ballroom 253-254, Oregon Convention Center, Level Two
12:p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
 
A Poem for Our Time: Poets Nominate the Poems We Need in 2019—and Beyond
Portland Ballroom 255, Oregon Convention Center, Level Two
12 p.m. to 1:15
 
Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light: A Play and A Circle of Response
Priscilla Page, Mary Kathryn Nagle, and Joy Harjo
F150 Oregon Convention Center, Level One
3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
 
Love From the Belly of Terror: A Copper Canyon Press Reading 
Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level Two
8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
 
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019
 
How Poets Progress: On Poetic Development
C123 Oregon Convention Center, Level One
10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
 
How to Cuss on the Page and Get Away With It: The Katherine Dunn Formula
Chris Abani, Kellie Wells, Debra Gwartney, Kwame Dawes, and Tony Perez
B113 Oregon Convention Center, Level One
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
 
A Reading by Academy Chancellor Emeritus Toi Derricotte, Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, and 2016 Walt Whitman Award winner Mai Der Vang, Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets
Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level Two
8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.