Oh, I gave up on this, could not make it work. I started on programming stuff only recently, and I have not used python at all, so I can't figure what's wrong with the plugin. Why don't you file a bug for this problem, maybe the developers will hear you? .
Most probably, this is not a problem with awn, but did you try using other versions of awn?
and I am afraid you will have to do without the awn plugin for the time being. Maybe other people in the forum can help you here....if I find something new, I will post here again.