Because I have been busy with other interests I have put off writing about this conference that is close to my heart, the Pennwriters conference. The writer’s conference runs from Thursday May 12th, through Sunday May 15th, 2011. There is till time to register. Go to www.regonline.com/pennwriters2011/ .
As a writers conference it has over 45 workshops and panels including those on:
- Improve your craft
- Genre know-how
- The writer’s life
- Know the business
- Promote your work
I have looked at all the workshops and am in awe at how I can possibly choose among them.
If you are unable to go to the conference there are still many reasons to join Pennwriters. There are online courses like “Creative Nonfiction and Memoir Writing” online course, taught by Bobbi Carducci from June 1, 2011 through July 1, 2011.
I was lucky enough to be able to attend her memoir class last summer in person and I highly recommend it for all you Creative Nonfiction and Memoir writers. Look under www.Pennwriters.org to register.
Here is a Summary of Benefits for Members
• Receive the Penn Writer newsletter 6 times per year.
• Network with professional writers, agents, & editors.
• Access to the Pennwriters roster of 400+ members.
• Discounts to Pennwriters events, like our annual conference
• Author Advocacy helps published writers promote their books.
• Access to resources like our critique exchange.
• Online groups for most writing specialties
• Weekly Pennwriters Presents, Q&A with writing experts.
• More Benefits for Published Authors.
• Area Representation on the Board of Directors.
You don’t need to be a member to go to the conference and you can also register for the conference at www.pennwriters.org as well as through the link above. It is being held in Pitsburgh Pennsylvania at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriot five miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport and twelve miles from downtown Pittsburgh.
In my next post I will explain what I’m going to be doing at the conference and believe me, I’m excited!
- Conference Registration Deadline! (schizophrenicwriter.wordpress.com)
- Creative Nonfiction and Memoir Writing Online Course (schizophrenicwriter.wordpress.com)
- Pennwriters Conference – Saturday Keynote Speaker (schizophrenicwriter.wordpress.com)
- Why Attend a Writers’ Conference? by Deanna R. Adams (pwarea7.wordpress.com)