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HomePennwriters 35th Annual Conference Overview

35th Annual Pennwriters Conference, 2022

Pennwriters 35th Annual Pennwriters Conference is coming your way. Registration is open for the three-day conference at the DoubleTree Resort (717-464-2711) in Lancaster and for the intensives held the day before the conference.

Let's get back to sitting with friends in the lounge and at meals and all the parts you love! The conference begins at 9:00 am on May 13 and runs through Sunday, May 15.


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:

  • Friday Networking Luncheon
  • Saturday General Meeting with Breakfast
  • Saturday keynote lunch with Jon Sprunk
  • Saturday night social
  • 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 Jonathan Maberry (May 12)
  • Friday keynote dinner with Jonathan Maberry
Download a full schedule of the 2022 Pennwriters Conference

Here are some of the highlights:

Keynote Speakers

Just like in years past, attendees can enjoy our Friday evening and Saturday Keynote speakers. Jonathan Maberry will present the Friday Keynote address and Jon Sprunk 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! Click here to check on a current wish-list from this year's Agents and 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 45 workshops lead by experienced instructors. Check back later for more about the presenters and their classes on the Presenter Bios/Classes page. Attendees will have a choice between multiple 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 Intensive with Jonathan Maberry

Read more about PreCon Intensive.  A full day with Jonathan: The Novel: From Idea to Final Draft or you can select the afternoon only intensive.

We hope you'll join us in May for the 35th Annual Pennwriters Conference!