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Welcome to Pennwriters

The Mission of Pennwriters Inc. is to help writers of all levels, from the novice

to the award-winning and multi-published, improve and succeed in their craft.

Pennwriters Annual Writing Contest

Writers Project Runway

Area 7 Mini Conference

March 28, 2015

Leesburg, VA 20176


The 2015 conference "Building Bridges" will be held at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott on Friday, May 15, through Sunday, May 17, with Thursday pre-conference intensives on May 14.The Friday keynote is Ridley Pearson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 48 novels, divided almost equally between adult suspense and young adult adventure. Over the years, his work has been published in two dozen languages and has been adapted by network television and for the Broadway stage. Right now he is set to tour for his latest YA Kingdom Keepers novel – The Return.   His Risk Agent Novel,  the Red Room, was released in June 2014.  Ridley's website is

Fellow Writers!

The 28th Annual Pennwriters Conference Registration is now open.

We hope that you will attend this year as our conference keeps getting better. We were voted Best Overall Conference in 2014 by Book Architects Writing Conference Awards. We've garnered a great deal of positive feedback about the content of our workshops as well as the affordability in comparison to other conferences.

This year we are in Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.

New this year!
We have a keepsake Conference T-Shirt for sale when you register. Just choose your size within the registration form, where the shirt is pictured.
Each one is $20. Please pre-order so that we can have your shirt ready with your registration packet. Shirts will not be available at the conference for sale.

When booking a room at the  Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, mention "Pennwriters" to receive a discount. For your convenience, their contact information is also on the registration site.

If you are coming in from out of town and need us to know the travel itinerary you have arranged, there is a place for that information as well.

Everyone is excited about all the workshops and keynote speakers. If you haven't had a chance to peruse the agenda, here's the link:
Click here for the Conference Agenda

Also, under Conference'15 Menu

Pricing List and Schedule Under Conference '15 Menu

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Looking forward to seeing you all again,

Carol Silvis
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The Saturday luncheon speaker is Don Helin, a Pennwriter for ten years and the author of Thy Kingdom Come, Devil’s Den, and Secret Assault.

Thursday intensive speakers include Jessica Morrell, Hank Phillipi Ryan, and Pennwriters Bobbi Carducci and Susan Meier.

Pennwriters is a sharing family of hundreds of authors, editors, and
booksellers. Originally started in Pennsylvania, its membership now
spans the United States and around the world. Our members come from
all walks of life and write in all genres and forms. Pennwriters mission
is to help writers of all levels--from the novice to the award-winning
and multi-published--improve and succeed in their craft.

How does Pennwriters provide this service?
Through critique groups, local area workshops and meetings, online courses,
list servs, social networking groups, and of course, our annual conference.
Explore our site to learn more.

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