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HomePennwriters 34th Annual Conference Overview

34th Annual Pennwriters Conference

Pennwriters 34th Annual Pennwriters Conference is coming your way virtually. Registration is now open for the three-day conference and for two intensives held the day before the conference. Except for sitting with friends in the lounge and at meals, the conference will still have all the parts you love! The conference begins at 9:00 am on May 14 and runs through Sunday, May 16.


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 General Meeting
  • Saturday keynote lunch with Eileen Enwright Hodgetts
  • Pitch appointments with agents (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 or Diana Dru Botsford (May 13)
  • Friday networking luncheon with other attendees
  • Friday keynote dinner with Susan Meier
Download the schedule: Annual Pennwriters Conference 2021 Schedule

Here are some of the highlights:

Keynote Speakers

Just like in years past, attendees can enjoy our Friday evening and Saturday Keynote speakers. Susan Meier will present the Friday Keynote address and Eileen Enwright Hodgetts will present the Saturday luncheon address. Read more about the Conference Keynote speakers and  their presentations.

Pitch and Agent or Editor

Schedule a pitch sessionn with agents and/or editors! See the current wish-list for the Agents & Editors. Do your homework and pick the best match. Pitch appointments are on a first come-first served basis, but there will also be a panel of agents and editors to answer all your questions about the industry.

Read and Critique

Get some feedback on your WIP Friday evening after the keynote! Once again, there will be a Read and Critique opportunity for all conference attendees. Everyone is welcome even if you haven't submitted a written piece. Submission spots are limited, so make sure to choose this option during registration.


This year's conference will feature more than 30 workshops lead by experienced instructors. Find out more about the presenters and their classes on the Presenter Bios/Classes  page. Attendees will have a choice between two workshops each hour of the conference.

Annual General Meeting

Saturday morning will start with the Annual General Meeting for all members. We hope you'll attend. We'll also be including a chance Area Members to meet with their perspective groups!

Writing Intensives

Two intensives will be offered as ala-carte additions on Thursday, May 13th. Susan Meier will present a morning workshop and Diana Dru Botsford will lead an afternoon intensive. PreCon Intensive.

Visit the conference information links for pricing, speakers, classes and more. We hope you'll join us in May for the 34th Annual Pennwriters Conference!