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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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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.

30th Annual Conference

Keynotes: Chuck Sambuchino, author and publishing industry expert, and Annette Dashofy, USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series. 40+ hours of workshops, panels and sessions. Read more

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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