Little Bit Off: AWP Offsite Events at NWFF [In-Person Only]

Mar 8 - Mar 11, 2023
8 Events


Mar. 8—11, 2023

Image credit: Alien Human, dir. Wen Pang (Good Symptom showcase on Mar. 11)

Little Bit Off: AWP Offsite Events

On the occasion of the 2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents four nights of offsite oddities and literary delights March 8–11.

These eight distinct programs offer opportunities to hear readings from outstanding authors, access your creativity in generative and reflective workshops, watch time-based literature, mingle at mixers (a poetry-inspired spirit!), and party close to the conference center, but just a little bit off the beaten path.

Not your usual AWP fare, the events taking place at the NWFF are almost all multimedia. Three incorporate literary video work, three prioritize movement through dance performance, workshops using the body to highlight non-traditional expressions of poetry, and three include music—Thursday closes out with a visiting DJ set, Friday ends with a dance party, and Saturday afternoon all bets are off during a NWFF lobby takeover including live music. Escape the conference center and come get lit at the Forum.

Also, Cadence Video Poetry Festival will be at the AWP Bookfair during the conference! We’ll be sharing space with 3rd Thing Press. Come by our table to say hi!

⚠️ Click for Covid info! ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of Covid-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from Covid-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.


Mar. 8
6–7pm | Opacity of Performance: Literary Reading and Dance Performance with Takahiro Yamamoto, Jang Wook Huh and Heather Kravas
7:30–8:30pm | SpannerMultimedia Literary Reading with Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Sasha LaPointe, Troy Osaki, and Jasmine Elizabeth Smith

Mar. 9
5:30–7pm | Off the Page: Poetry Workshop with Patrycja Humienik and Cadence Video Poetry Festival, presented by Video Poet Kamari Bright and Black Cinema Collective
8–11pm | Black SWANA Lit: Mizna Reading + DJLaunch Party, Poetry Reading and Dance Party with Safia Elhillo, Romaissaa Benzizoune, Samah Fadil, Umniya Najeer and Ladin Awad

Mar. 10
8:00–11pm | TRIPTYCH: A Reading, a Screening, and a Dance PartyLiterary Reading and Screening with TriQuarterly, Denver Quarterly/FIVES, and Southeast Review

Mar. 11
1–3pm | A NoMaterial SymposiumNoise Take Over with Black Sun Lit, author Carlos Lara and musician Brian Amsterdam
4–5:30pm | Somatic Spiraling: The Body as a Creative ResourceEmbodied Workshop with Emily J. Mundy and Amy Hirayama
7:30–9pm | Good SymptomLiterary Video Screening with The 3rd Thing



About AWP

2023 AWP Conference & Bookfair

March 8–11, 2023

Seattle Convention Center (705 Pike St.)

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events and bookfair exhibitors, and four days of essential literary conversation and celebration. The AWP Conference & Bookfair has always been a place of connection, reunion, and joy, and we are excited to see the writing community come together again in Seattle, Washington in 2023.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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