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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.

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Mark your calendars for the 33rd annual Pennwriters Conference!
May 14-17

Check out our new venue -- DoubleTree by Hilton

Lancaster, PA


The 33rd Annual Pennwriters Conference features three days of workshops, panels, networking and learning to help you take your writing from concept to finished project — no matter what that finished project is. Friday, Saturday and Sunday feature an open attendance slate of one-hour workshops on all things writing. Simply take whichever classes best fit your writing needs at that point in time.

The pre-conference intensive on Thursday features an all-day session with NYT bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.

What a wonderful way to take your writing to the next level!

Click here for more information.

Enter the Pennwriters Annual Writing Contest!

Every entry gets an evaluation and critique from professionals within the writing industry, so why not submit your latest story or poem today?

Click here on our site for more information, or here to register and submit, but hurry! The last day to enter is January 31.


Website changes in 2020!

We will have a new look for the coming year, hopefully by the end of January, so please excuse any discrepancies as we work to make the site operational.

Thank you!

The Online February Class:

Make That Pitch

with Instructor Catherine E. McLean

DATE: February 1 to 29, 2020

Whether you're describing your current work to an agent, an editor, a publisher, or a reader, every writer needs to master "the pitch." It's the all-important marketing tool for grabbing attention and getting requests to read more, but it takes practice.


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