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Pennwriters 34th Annual 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.

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 an Agent or Editor

Schedule a pitch session 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 for 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.

The entire schedule is available as a PDF download Here. We hope you'll join us in May for the 34th Annual Pennwriters Conference! 




Thursday, May 13, 2021 to Sunday, May 16, 2021
This will be an online, virtual event. Attendees will receive links to the conference platforms prio
Additional Info:
Sandra Bush
Joy Givens
Susan M Gourley
Jackie Shaffmaster
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:00 PM
Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be made by check or refunded to your card as soon as possible.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
3-Day Full Conference
Fri/Sat Conference
Sat/Sun Conference
Fri/Sun Conference
Friday Only Conference
Saturday Only Conference
Sunday Only Conference
Both Thursday Intensives
Susan Meier's Intensive
Diana Dru Botsford: Screenwriting for Authors
Friday Keynote Presentation
Read and Critique
Pitch Appointment
Sell Your Books During the Conference