The Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars (ACWWS) was founded in 1994 to continue the momentum sparked by the 1988 Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars conference organized by Prof. Selwyn Cudjoe (then of Wellesley College), and thereby advance creative writing and critical work by and about Caribbean women. ACWWS celebrates and circulates the literature, orature and multidisciplinary research about Caribbean women, gender, and sexuality; provides a forum for critical examinations of this body of work; increases awareness of the Caribbean diaspora; and fosters a climate of cooperation among all linguistic and cultural groups of the Caribbean.

The renewed Association has revamped its website and created a Facebook page (search "Association for Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars") and Instagram Account (@acwws4) that serve as forums featuring updates on upcoming symposia and conferences, calls for papers, and items of interest to our membership. During this restructuring process, current members as well as those interested in joining ACWWS are encouraged to contact us at with questions about the organization.

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