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General Schedule

COVID-19 Update: Conference Closure

Due to unprecedented events gripping our nation, we will not be able to move forward with the 33rd Pennwriters Annual Conference at the DoubleTree Resort in Lancaster this May. We are heartbroken that we won’t be able to assemble Pennwriters and guests for a weekend of learning and networking. We thank all of you for your interest in the event and hope to connect with you at Pennwriters Presents on Facebook, during our online classes, and at the 2021 Pennwriters Conference in Pittsburgh next May. Many area writers groups are meeting via Zoom during this crisis. Please watch and our social media pages for announcements.

If you made a hotel reservation directly with the DoubleTree Resort in Lancaster, please cancel your reservation by calling (717) 464-2711. If you registered for the conference, you will be receiving a refund by check before April 30 to the address on your registration.
Please contact Leslie and Ayleen, the Conference Coordinators with any questions.


The 33rd Annual Pennwriters Conference features three days of workshops, panels, and networking to help you take your writing from concept to finished project — no matter what that finished project is. All three days feature an open attendance slate of one-hour workshops on all things writing. Simply take whichever classes best fit your writing needs. The pre-conference intensive on Thursday features an all-day session with author of over 70 books, Susan Meier.


May 14-17th, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton **New Hotel**
Lancaster, PA

Visit the conference information links for pricing, speakers, classes and more.

Our conference pricing structure offers three-day, two-day, and single-day prices. The base conference fee includes the following, based on your choice of days:
 - Saturday breakfast
 - 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 Susan Meier (May 14)
 - Writing the Novel
 - Friday networking luncheon with our industry pros
 - Friday keynote dinner with Susan Meier
 - Saturday after-hours Luau

Pennwriters with Published Author Status may also add
 - Published Penns Luncheon with Nancy Springer

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