Alabama Writers Conclave
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History

About the AWC


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AWC (originally the Alabama Writer's Conclave) was organized in 1923 and has been in continuing existence since. Through the years, AWC has moved its conferences around the state to provide writers everywhere better access to its resources.

AWC is today one of the oldest continuing writers' organization in the United States. Writers, aspiring writers, publishers, and members of the literary community are welcome to join. Sharing information, developing ideas, honing skills, and receiving practical advice are hallmarks of the annual meeting.

AWC is responsible for nominating, for the governor’s appointment, Alabama's Poet Laureate. Most of our members mostly hail from Alabama, although many states are represented. Members include fiction and non-fiction writers, novelists and short story writers, poets, writers of business and scientific works, freelance journalists, romance writers, publishers, patrons, and teachers.

AWC supports the development of fine writers. You can help by joining the AWC or making a tax-deductible donation by selecting the Donate option below.

AWC is a 501(c)3. Your donation is tax-deductible.