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Pennwriters Annual Writing Contest 2017

Poetry
1st Place Charles Becker – A Private Showing
2nd Place Charles Becker – Winter’s Gift
3rd Place Charles Becker - Steelheading
Short Story
1st Place Carrie Jacobs – The Transporter
2nd Place Gina Sestak – A Son’s Revenge
3rd Place Joy Givens – Mikey and Andi
Nonfiction
1st Place Rosemary Hanrahan – My First Visit to Africa
2nd Place Rosemary Hanrahan – Honoring the Divine Unrest as Compassionate Caregivers
3rd Place Rebecca Frank – Organizing Style Fit Just for You – No Shame
Novel Beginning
1st Place Lori Duffy Foster – No Stranger Here
2nd Place Lori Duffy Foster - A Dead Man’s Eyes
3rd Place Rhonda Battenfelder - Charcoal
 

Winners of the 2017 “In Other Words” Contest

Poetry
1st Place - THE LIE by Terry Dawley
2nd Place - LOST THINGS by Donna Greco
3rd Place - MOST OF THE LIGHTS by Suzanne Mattaboni
Non-Fiction
1st Place - MOVING OUT WITH BARBIE by Suzanne Mattaboni
2nd Place - IN THE TIME OF NIGHT by Lori Joyce
3rd Place tie- OVER THE HILL IS BETTER THAN UNDER IT by Sherren Pensiero
3rd Place tie- THIRST OF THE AGES by Todd Main
Fiction
1st Place - CONFESSIONS by Claudia Recinos
2nd Place - 302 by Rebecca S. Kightlinger
3rd Place - HER BABY BOY by Janet Wells

New Area Map

Pennwriters has adopted a revised Areas Map that organizes members by county. As always, if you would like to opt into an Area that is not your geographical area, you may do so at renewal time. In other words, the lines are moving, but you don’t have to.

Latest News

2017 Annual General Membership Meeting Minutes

Annual General Membership Meeting Pittsburgh Airport Marriott May 20, 2017 87 Members in attendance.   President Hilary Hauck called the

2017 Conference Interviews

UPDATED—-Conference News: read Pennwriters interviews with, Agent Noah Ballard, Agent Mark Gottlieb, Agent Eric Myers and Agent Roseanne Wells. {Watch

Area 7 Mini Conference, April 1, 2017

Newspaper interview with Writers Project Runway Keynote Novelist John DeDakis. The longtime journalist turned crime novelist is the keynote speaker

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