Welcome to Pennwriters

The Mission of Pennwriters Inc. is to help writers of all levels, from the novice to the award-winning and multi-published, improve and succeed in their craft.

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Annual Registration Is Open!

Pennwriters Annual Membership Dues expire on June 30th. Your can renew your registration now! If you have any questions, please contact us at info@pennwriters.org

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Writing Contest!

The Annual Pennwriters Contest winners were announced at the Annual Conference on May 21st. Check out the winners! Colette Garmer received the Pennwriters Annual Meritorious Service Award in recognition for all her contributions to the Pennwriters Community! Congrats to all!

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Next Online Writing Courses!

Scrivener Class with Pat Haggerty: August 1 -26 

50 Shades of Publishing with Deanna R. Adams-Dates: August 1-19

Character Workshop – BYOC (Bring Your Own Character) with Alex Lidell: October 3-24

All courses are $49

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What people are saying about PW

“BEST OVERALL CONFERENCE” Stuart Horwitz Author of Book Architecture & a 2014 and 2016 Conference Instructor

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Find A Critique Partner!

Need someone to read and share your writing with? Pennwriters has started a Critique Partner Match Up Program. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome. Check it out!

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Upcoming Classes

Pennwriters believes in educating our membership on the craft of writing and the business of publishing. Pennwriters is building careers, one course at a time. This August we have two wonderful courses with two amazing instructors. Scrivener Class with Pat Haggerty, August 1-26, 50 Shades of Publishing with Deanna R. Adams, August 1-19 and Character Workshop - BYOC (Bring Your Own Character) with Alex Lidell October 3-24. All courses cost $49. Find out more about our classes and read testimonials from all around the world! 

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Why Join?

Pennwriters offers a wide variety of resources and opportunities for writers of all levels and concentrations. Become more successful in your craft and career and join us today. To find out more about Pennwriters and what we offer, go to our Why Join page. There, you can also download a membership flyer to join/renew via USPS. Renewing Members: Yearly renewal is approaching! July 1st of every year annual dues are due. If you have any issues renewing or cannot remember your username, email the webmaster

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The Penn Writer

The Pennwriters Membership Newsletter is a bi-monthly publication with member news, articles and more. Each publication has a theme and a request for submissions. It is available in print via USPS and available here online in PDF form. Non Members can see an example of The Penn Writer here. Members can peruse present and past newsletters here. The deadline for September/October submissions is August 1st! Email submissions or questions to our Penn Writer Editor, Heather Desuta

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On Becoming a Writer

by Area 4 Rep, Tanya Schleiden The variety of interests of the writers I meet never fails to astound me.

PW Board Elections!

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Website, Classes, Conferences & more!

The Pennwriters Annual Writing Contest: Deadline is January 31st at midnight!!! Get those entries in. Enter the contest here.  2016

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