The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Portland, OR, in 2019 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.
Get ready for an old fashioned political rally with a modern twist like only Athens can provide. Over 16 Athens and performers on one stage for one glorious night and its all for You - the Voters! Local state and statewide candidates will be on hand to introduce the acts and raise their voices. Get ready to Amplify your Voice and let them hear you all the way to the Capitol as we prepare to make History this November in the midterms!
This is a free, family event. Hold this date and signups for free tickets will be setup by October 1.
Co-hosts: Caroline Aiken and Montu Miller
Music: Folk, hip-hop, rock, and more. Click on going or interested so you can be the first to know as we reveal our performers one by one leading up to the Rally.
Food: Free snacks will be provided by a variety of Athen area restaurants.
Candidates confirmed: Sara Riggs Amico (Lt. Gov), Jonathan Wallace (HD119), Marisue Hilliard (SD46), Dawn Johnson (SD47), Josh McCall (CD9), Tabitha-Johnson Green (CD 10), and presenting candidate Deborah Gonzalez (HD117).
Other local officials: Rep. Spencer Frye, Commissioner Melissa Link, Commissioner-Elect Patrick Davenport, Mayor-Elect Kelly Girtz, Commissioner-Elect Tim Denson.