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32nd Annual Pennwriters Conference May 17-19, 2019 Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

Friday Keynote Jessica Strawser Editor-at-Large at Writer’s Digest

 

Saturday Keynote Jason Jack Miller Author of HELLBENDER

2019 Online Classes

The 2019 schedule of online classes promises to deliver on the Pennwriters mission to help writers improve and succeed in their craft. Click here for class list.

PENNWRITERS ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST WINNERS

NONFICTION:

1st Ann Howley for "Next Time I'll Listen to the Sissy in the Smokey Bear Hat"

2nd Janet Wells for "Her Christmas Gift"

3rd Hana Haatainen-Caye for "How to Create and Maintain Joy While on Social Media"

NOVEL BEGINNING:

1st Claudia Recino for "Even Stars"

2nd Amanda Swartfager for "Truthless"

3rd Jennifer Diamond for"How We Spin"

POETRY:

1st Terry Dawley for "Sometimes I Think About Murder"

2nd Susan Manchin for "The Lifting"

3rd Amanda Span for "Breeze"

SHORT STORY:

1st David Bender for "Backwoods Koan"

2nd Joy Givens for "Falling Woman"

3rd Jennifer Birch for"The Sunshine Twins"

Pennwriters Online Class

Novel Beginnings
July 1-31, 2019

In Other Words Contest Winners:

Poetry:

1st Sandi Van Evedingen, “Angst”

2ndSherren Pensiero, “Life is Short”

3rd Suzanne Mattaboni, “Semi-Anonymous Lovesick Poem”

Non-Fiction:

1stSandi Van Evedingen, “The Art of Letting Go”

2nd Sherren Pensiero, “Life is Short”

Fiction:

1st Robert Gelik, “Inner Peace”

1st Adrienne Carrick, “The Mistake”

2nd Claudia Recinos, “Confessions”

2nd Amanda Bower, “Familiar”

3rd Gregory Austin, “Do You Want to Pull a Diamond Heist?”

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What Pennwriters Has to Offer You If you were able to attend the General Membership Meeting at the 32nd Annual

General Membership Meeting Minutes

Hello, Pennwriters. Each year at the conference, a meeting of all the attending members is held at the Saturday breakfast.

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