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32nd Annual Pennwriters Conference May 17-19, 2019 Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

Friday Keynote Jessica Strawser Editor-at-Large at Writer’s Digest

 

Saturday Keynote Jason Jack Miller Author of HELLBENDER

 

Conference Intensives

Stand Alone Workshops

May 16, 2019

Timons Esaias The Crafts of Fiction: The Nuts, the Bolts, and Hoisting the Girders into Place Full day - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m with lunch included

 

Deb Riley Magnus Author Marketing Master Class Half day - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Coroner Lyell Cook Coroners: Their history, What they do, What they see Half day - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

2019 Online Classes

The 2019 schedule of online classes promises to deliver on the Pennwriters mission to help writers improve and succeed in their craft.

Click here for class list.

     

PENNWRITERS ANNUAL

WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

NONFICTION:

1st Ann Howley for "Next Time I'll Listen to the Sissy in the

Smokey Bear Hat"

2nd Janet Wells for

"Her Christmas Gift"

3rd Hana Haatainen-Caye for "How to Create and Maintain Joy While

on Social Media"

NOVEL BEGINNING:

1st Claudia Recino for "Even Stars"

2nd Amanda Swartfager for "Truthless"

3rd Jennifer Diamond for

"How We Spin"

POETRY:

1st Terry Dawley for "Sometimes I Think About Murder"

2nd Susan Manchin for "The Lifting"

3rd Amanda Span for "Breeze"

SHORT STORY:

1st David Bender for

"Backwoods Koan"

2nd Joy Givens for "Falling Woman"

3rd Jennifer Birch for

"The Sunshine Twins"

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