Wilkes University

Pennsylvania Writers Conference

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting.

2017 Pennsylvania Writers Conference

July 30 to Aug. 5
Wilkes University
With a keynote reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet,
Natasha Trethewey on Saturday, Aug. 5

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PWC includes workshops in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and screenwriting. The conference will offer
pitch sessions with agents, as well as certificate programs in publishing and arts advocacy and education.
Stay tuned for details!

We're now accepting presentation proposals. If you're interested in presenting,
please complete the RFP and email it to bill.schneider@wilkes.edu by May 15, 2017.
  

2017 Attendee Registration Packages

PWC All-Access Pass
$395 includes:

  • July 30 kick-off reception 
  • Your choice of one, four-day writing workshop held from July 31 to Aug. 3 - limited space available!
  • Two-day pass to the Pennsylvania Writers Conference on Aug. 4 & 5, which covers all conference events including the open mic/poetry slam and keynote reading

PWC Early birds
$116 includes:

  • Two-day pass to the Pennsylvania Writers Conference on Aug. 4 & 5, which covers all conference events including the open mic/poetry slam and keynote reading
  • Valid on registrations through June 30

PWC Latecomers
$145 includes:

  • Two-day pass to the Pennsylvania Writers Conference on Aug. 4 & 5, which covers all conference events including the open mic/poetry slam and keynote reading
  • Valid on registrations received after June 30

PWC College Students
$75 includes:

  • Two-day pass to the Pennsylvania Writers Conference on Aug. 4 & 5, which covers all conference events including the open mic/poetry slam and keynote reading
  • For students with a valid college I.D. who are 18 years of age and older
In 2016, the two-day conference included an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers. View the highlights from PWC16 in the program on the sidebar.

ABOUT WILKES UNIVERSITY’S CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is hosted by the graduate Creative Writing program at Wilkes University. Follow your passion, write your story, and work to get published with Wilkes University’s M.A./M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Learn more.


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