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.

In 2018, the Norman Mailer Center and the Summer Writing Colony offered workshops that explored what Mailer called "the spooky art of writing" and the unique ways writers apply their art to their own creative narratives. To learn more about the Norman Mailer Center and Summer Writing Colony, please visit nmcenter.org/2018-workshops 

In 2017, four-day preconference writing workshops were offered to attendees seeking a more intensive writing experience. The two-day PWC that followed included workshops in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and screenwriting. The conference offered pitch sessions with agents, as well as certificate programs in publishing and arts advocacy and education. View the highlights from PWC17 in the program on the sidebar.

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.

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ABOUT WILKES UNIVERSITY'S CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM
The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is hosted by the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing 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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