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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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Mark your calendars for the 33rd annual Pennwriters Conference!
May 14-17

Check out our new venue -- DoubleTree by Hilton

Lancaster, PA


The 33rd Annual Pennwriters Conference features three days of workshops, panels, networking and learning to help you take your writing from concept to finished project — no matter what that finished project is. Friday, Saturday and Sunday feature an open attendance slate of one-hour workshops on all things writing. Simply take whichever classes best fit your writing needs at that point in time.

The pre-conference intensive on Thursday features an all-day session with NYT bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.

What a wonderful way to take your writing to the next level!

Click here for more information.

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 an updated class list.

The Online November Class:

Critique with Grace & Compassion for Writers, Beta Readers, Contest Judges & Critique Partners

November 4-29, 2019

Topics covered include:

  • the types of critique partners, groups, contests and critiquing outlets available to writers

  • what to look for when critiquing other people's writing

  • the best techniques to motivate other authors

  • how to handle less than helpful criticism with grace, even when you don’t agree

  • what you need to start your own critique group

  • what you should do when judging a writing contest

Click here to for more details and to register

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