Registration for the 2010 Pennwriters Conference, May 14 – 16 in Lancaster, PA, opened January 11, 2010, and with apologies to a certain late night host, we’d like to present the top ten reasons to attend this year’s conference – in reverse order, of course.
The #5 reason to attend the 2010 Pennwriters Conference: Top-notch workshop teachers.
We’ve invited a long list of well-published authors, well-known agents, and highly qualified editors to teach the 35-plus one-hour workshops that will be held during the conference.
Some of the names you’ll recognize as Published Penns:
– Martha Johnson (Marta Perry) has written for Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired for years and just signed a three-book contract with Berkley for her Pleasant Valley Amish series
– Jonathan Maberry is following up his success with Patient Zero with book two of his Joe Ledger series
– Maria V. Snyder is writing her second series of fantasy books for MIRA;
– Loree Lough continues to write romance for Summerside Press
– Cyn Balog joins us after writing her debut YA fantasy for Delacourte
– Timons Esaias is adjunct faculty at Seton Hill in the Writing Popular Fiction MFA program
Other authors are just as well-published, but because they are special guests, you won’t recognize them as Pennwriters:
– Donna Fletcher now writes romance for Avon and has 18 novels to her name
– CJ Lyons writes medical thrillers for Berkley
– Ramona DeFelice Long is a professional writing coach and writes short stories and nonfiction
– Pam Jenoff writes historical fiction for MIRA
We’ve also invited a handful of industry professionals: Barbara Lalicki, David Pomerico, and Leis Pederson are editors; Jenny Bent, Janet Reid, Jennifer Jackson, Miriam Kriss, and Alex Glass are literary agents; Nancy Daversa is an executive producer for a local television station in Philadelphia, and Anita Nolan edits Sprouts for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Stay tuned for #4……
2010 Pennwriters Conference – The Writer’s Craft
May 14 – 16, 2010
Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA
Ayleen Stellhorn, Pennwriters 2010 Conference Coordinator