Those who win a VIP seat at lunch will be notified before the conference begins.
New for 2019! You can sign up for the bookstore on our new Bookstore registration form.
Also new for 2019! Authors selling their books in the ANWA Conference Bookstore will have the opportunity to buy a $3 listing in the Bookstore section of the ANWA Conference App, and conference attendees will be able to preview those listings from the comfort and convenience of their own phones.
You are welcome to bring a spouse or friend. The charge for non-conference attendees will be $10 at the door.
Operation Paperback began in 1999, sending its first shipments of books to U.S. soldiers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. They have since shipped 2.2 million books to over 30 locations overseas.In addition to overseas locations, Operation Paperback provides books to wounded warrior programs and veterans’ hospitals located within the United States, as well as USO centers at US Airport transit points. In 2012, they also added a new program that offers a free shipment of books to any military family. Over the years, Operation Paperback has earned commendations from the President of the United States, the governor of Maryland, the mayor of Baltimore, and the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. They have also been featured on television and in print media. While all the praise and attention is valued and appreciated, the words that mean the most are those that come directly from the soldiers and families they serve. The organization has several ongoing special projects, but the project ANWA wishes to support is supplying children's books to deployed soldiers who read to their children via webcam or on DVDs. As an ANWA Writers Conference community, please join us in supporting our military families by donating gently used or new children’s books. Books or monetary donations may be dropped off at the 2018 ANWA Writers Conference Bookstore. For those unable to make the conference, donations may be mailed to: ANWA Past-President, Rebecca Irvine, 1840 N. Oracle, Mesa, AZ 85203. Operation Paperback is a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization.