About The Pennwriters Conference

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.

Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah’s first book selection) and eight other best-selling novels is the keynote speaker for Friday May 13th.

Jonathon Mayberry, New York Bestseller and multiple Bram Stoker Award winning author and Pennwriter member is Saturday’s Keynote speaker on May 14th.

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! 


About ClaraBowmanJahn

Journal writer. Author of "Annie's Special Day" And coauthor of Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story." Proud mother and grandmother of wonderful kids. Wife of brilliant husband. Servant of two cats. Member of Pennwriters and SCBWI.
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6 Responses to About The Pennwriters Conference

  1. SuziCate says:

    Jacqueline Mitchard also wrote “Cage of Stars” which is one of the best books I’ve ever read!


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