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36th Annual Pennwriters Conference

Welcome to registration for the Pennwriters 36th Annual Conference.  Before you begin, please read the Overview page. It contains valuable information that will help you make decisions when you start registration. (Please scroll down to find the starting options for registration)
The conference will be held at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott If you’d rather not use the link, then use this number to make your room reservations:  (412) 788-8800. You must mention Pennwriters to receive the conference discounted price of $138 per night. This discount is available until April 21, 2023. You are responsible for making your own room reservations.

If you are attending the Thursday Intensives, please note that lunch is an extra charge. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or find a different option from the one we offer. Also, note that you can select a full day intensive with Julie Anne Lindsey, or a half-day with Cindy Callaghan and/or Marissa DeCuir. Additional details for the workshops are found here.

Pitch appointments are on a first come basis. You will be asked to make a first and second choice. All efforts will be made to make sure you get at least one of your picks. If that is not possible, someone will contact you. Please Read the profiles of the agents/editors before starting registration and look at what they would want to hear about.

Download the full 2023 Conference Schedule but it is subject to change. There is often last minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances. We will keep you updated on changes. Click here for the 2023 Presenter and Agent Bios.
The Friday Keynote Dinner with Lesa Cline-Ransome is an add-on. You must register for this from the menu below. 

The Friday Networking Luncheon with PW Larry Schardt (aka Rock and Roll) is also an add-on. You must select it from the menu below.

Saturday morning breakfast buffet and the annual general meetings, as well as the Saturday keynote luncheon with PW member Dr. Madhu Bazaz Wangu, and the Saturday night social are all included in the conference pricing.

Please note that we also have an option to purchase meals only if you have a guest who is only attending the meals and not the workshops.

This year you have a special opportunity to make a donation toward the conference and garner publicity for you and your books or business. Please visit the donations page for more details. There are many levels to select from. If you have further questions please contact Wende Dikec. (You will pay separately for donations. Follow the directions on the donation form the above link will take you to.)

Mystery Lovers is our conference bookseller. Please use this form to have your books for sale at the conference. Any questions should be directed to:

*Please note that by registering for the conference, you are agreeing to follow all public health and safety mandates and recommendations as well as any additional precautions recommended by the hosting venue.

Registration must be completed by April 30th to have meals included.

Further questions can be directed at Wende Dikec or Kathleen Shoop, conference coordinators or Susan Gourley, online registration coordinator.

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 9:00 AM until Sunday, May 21, 2023, 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh Airport Mariott
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Rd.
Coraopolis, PA  15108

(412) 788-8800
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Wende Dikec
Conference Coordinator
Susan M Gourley
Jackie Shaffmaster
kathleen shoop
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
3 Day Conference Late Registration
Fri/Sat Late Registration
Sat/Sun Late Registration
Friday Only Late Registration
Saturday Only Late Registration
2023 Sun Only Conference
2023 Friday Keynote Without Meal
2023 Thursday Full-Day Intensive w/Julie Anne Lindsey
2023 Thursday 1/2 Day Intensive w/Marissa DeCuir'
Thursday Intensive 1/2 Day w/ Cindy Callaghan