Alabama Writers Conclave

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About the AWC


The Alabama Writers' Conclave was organized in 1923 and has been in continuing existence since. Through the years, the Conclave has moved its conferences around the state to provide writers everywhere better access to its resources.

The Conclave is today one of the oldest continuing writers' organization in the United States. Writers, aspiring writers and supporters of the writing arts may join. Sharing information, developing ideas, honing skills, and receiving practical advice are hallmarks of the annual meeting.

The Conclave is responsible for nominating, for the governor’s appointment, Alabama's Poet Laureate. Conclave 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.

The Alabama Writers Conclave 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.

Alabama Writers' Conclave is a 501(c)3. Your donation is tax-deductible.