AWP: A Crisis of Governance
Matt Burriesci diagnoses the cultural ills of AWP....
Matt Burriesci worked at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) between 1999–2011, during which time he performed nearly every job, including Acting Executive Director (2009–2010). Years after leaving AWP, he wrote a satirical novel about a dysfunctional DC-based literary nonprofit (Nonprofit), which, in a blind contest, won the AWP Award for Best Novel. He began his career at the Tony Award–winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater and is presently executive director of the Providence Athenaeum.