Boardwalk Empire Author Headlines Philadelphia Writers Conference

  The 62 nd Annual Philadelphia Writers’ Conference will take place on Friday, June 3 rd through Sunday, June 5 th at the Holiday Inn at Fourth and Arch Streets in downtown Philadelphia. This year’s theme is: A Year of Living Creatively: Words Matter.

    This year’s keynote speaker is Nelson Johnson, author of Boardwalk Empire, which was the basis of the popular HBO Series. The opening session speaker will be author and Philadelphia Daily News Columnist Solomon Jones.
     The conference features several three-day workshops, including Short Story, Nonfiction Writing, Poetry,  Memoir, Juvenile, Novel, Screenwriting/Playwriting, and Nonfiction Book. Other topics include Writing for New Media, Column Writing, Marketing Your Work, Op-Eds, Legal Issues for Writers, Writing Query Letters, Flash Fiction, and Overcoming Writer’s Block. The conference includes meetings with book agents and editors. 
     Past speakers at the conference have included Pearl Buck, James Michener, Jennifer Weiner, Jeffrey Zaslow, Michael Smerconish, Larry Platt, Chris Satullo, Jane Eisner, Mark Bowden, Larry Kane, Will Bunch, and Rachel Simon.
      The conference typically draws between 150 and 200 conferees from the Philadelphia area and around the country. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome.
      Conferees can register for the conference through Kathryn Craft, PWC Registrar, 67 Woodbridge Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901-1971.   Telephone: 610-653-5037.
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Cost for the conference is $225 plus the cost of the optional Friday buffet and Saturday banquet.
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3 Responses to Boardwalk Empire Author Headlines Philadelphia Writers Conference

  1. Jackson Kapp says:

    That’s quite the list of luminaries who have spoken. Was Erak Aesen the greatest undiscovered poet of the 20th Century ever discussed?

    • admin says:

      He must be undiscovered. I just Googled him and came up with zero results. Did you misspell his name?

  2. Jackson Kapp says:

    No, he has yet to be discovered. I’ll bring his book of poetry to you in person. You can’t hide from me perfessor, I know where you live (or at least hang out).

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