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37th Annual Pennwriters Conference

The meal scheduling deadline has passed. You can still register for the conference, but your registration would not include meals. You would need to purchase your meals from the hotel or another nearby provider.

If you are a Pennwriters member, you must be signed into the website to receive the member discount.

Before starting registration, please read through the information on the following pages:

Pennwriters 37th Annual Conference Overview

Conference Keynotes 2024

Agents & Editors 2024 available for pitch sessions.

2024 Workshop Schedule.

2024 Presenter Bios (PDF)

2024 Workshop Descriptions (PDF)

Pre-Conference Intensives 2024

(Remember you must make your own hotel reservation, phone number: 717-464-2711 and mention Pennwriters to receive the group pricing). Here is the hotel link created just for Pennwriters to book online.

You may select the full day conference schedule, a single-day attendance, or a two-day attendance. This year, the coordinators have negotiated to have meals included in the conference fees. Friday Networking Luncheon, Friday Keynote Dinner, Saturday Breakfast Buffet, Saturday Keynote Luncheon, and Saturday Evening Social. All meals except the Friday Keynote Dinner are buffet style.  If you are attending a Thursday Intensive, lunch is an add-on and not included in the workshop's fee.

You will have the options to select a pitch appointment, Friday evening Read & Critique, and Pre-Conference Intensives.

Published Penns will again have a Friday track of workshops and this year, the workshops will be open to anyone with publishing credits.

The bookseller will be available to sell attendees' books. Authors must make arrangements with the bookseller in advance even if you are providing copies of your books. A book-signing event will follow Saturday's workshops. You must fill out these forms before the conference. You must return them to the bookseller not the conference coordinators at Here are the Book seller's Author contract 2024.pdf and Author Supplied Books 2024 to list your books. Here is Publisher Supplied Books 2024 if your publisher is going to supply your books.

The basket raffle is always a highlight. If you are bringing a basket to support the organization, please help the basket chair by preparing and wrapping the basket before taking it to the hospitality suite.

csiAll evidence points to a crime if you miss the Saturday Night Social
So don your detective’s cap, play the victim or find yourself on the forensics team – Just get into character and collect the evidence to solve the mystery, or be sure to have a solid alibi.

To complete registration, make your selections below and make sure you scroll to the bottom of the page where you can click the link to take you to the next page.

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 8:00 AM until Sunday, May 19, 2024, 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster
Doubletree Resort
2400 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA  17602

(717) 464-2711
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Vickie Fisher
Conference Coordinator
Susan M Gourley
Registration Chair
Demi Stevens
Conference Coordinator
Craig L Weaver
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Full refunds are not available after 04/30/2024. All refunds are at the discretion of the conference coordinators.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Full 3-Day Conference Late Registration (NO MEALS)
Fri/Sat Late Registration (NO MEALS)
Sat/Sun Late Registration (NO MEALS)
Friday Only Late Registration (NO MEALS)
Saturday Only Late Registration (NO MEALS)
Sunday Only Conference
Agent/Editor Pitch Appointments
Thursday Full-Day Intensive with Hank Phillipi Ryan
Thursday Full-Day Intensive with Demi Stevens