Writers who have kids don’t necessarily have time to read through the many, many pages of AWP documents provided by the conference.  So, some folks at Sustainable Arts Foundation and Pen Parentis have volunteered to read through the conference materials and have attempted to gather together some don’t-miss events. This is by no means a comprehensive list of events that will be of interest to writers who happen to be parents—but then, if your writing project is, say, a space opera with an ethnic-and-gender diverse cast, you know exactly what you should be seeking in the program listings. We encourage you to look through the complete list, found on the web at:


In the meantime, feel free to download our much-abbreviated list of conference events, curated for writers who are also parents.

Click here to download your parent-friendly AWP guidebook.