Pennwriters 33rd Annual Conference Overview
Welcome and thanks for your interest in our 33rd conference to be held May 14-17 at the Lancaster PA DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. Pennwriters receives all of its funding from member dues and conference fees. We’re excited to share the line-up for the 2020 conference. General information and specific links follow. For more information, contact our conference coordinators Leslie Tobin-Smeltz and Ayleen Gontz at email@example.com. Or reach Ayleen directly at ayleengontz at gmail.com.
May 14-17, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton **NEW HOTEL**
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.
Check out our new venue — DoubleTree by Hilton, Lancaster PA
We are delighted to introduce you to our new venue with a new, lower price of $115 per night plus taxes. Look for a hotel reservations code when registration for the conference opens in February.
Classrooms for our most popular workshops, . . . and smaller ones for our special concentrations.
A lovely Palm Court for our keynote dinner Friday featuring Jonathan Maberry and our keynote lunch Saturday featuring Jon Sprunk.
Plenty of spaces to catch up with friends or chat with an agent or editor.
Spacious rooms that face the courtyard or the countryside.
A golf course and a swimming pool with a kids indoor play area for after hours relaxation.
Our conference pricing structure offers three-day prices and individual prices for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The base conference fee includes the following, based on your choice of days.
Saturday keynote lunch with Jon Sprunk
Pitch appointments with agents (first registered, first assigned)
Your Agents for 20 Minutes (first registered, first assigned)
Friday Night Read & Critique
You can enhance your conference experience with these add-on items:
Pre-conference intensive workshop with Jonathan Maberry (May 14)
Writing the Novel: From Draft to Final Product
Friday networking luncheon with our industry pros
Friday keynote dinner with Jonathan Maberry
Saturday after-hours Luau
Pennwriters with Published Author Status may also add
Published Penns Luncheon with Nancy Springer
Want to take a look at our past conferences?
Registration opens February 2020.
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