Tis the Philadelphia Writer’s Conference Season…

On Wednesday’s I like to share information, stuff I learned on my journey of writing, being published and marketing two books…

Writing Wednesday

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Writing Conferences

It’s that time of year again, the time when writers with a dream and writers that are living the dream come together to network and most importantly to learn from each other. Many years ago when I was dreaming of becoming a writer I attended the Philadelphia Writers Conference. I learned so much back then, the days when word processors were the ‘new thing.’

Even now with a career in writing and as the author of two books I still look forward to attending. I am really excited this year because I know most of the presenters and I am excited to learn from them.

I thought about not going this year but I never want to be that person that stops learning, no matter where I am in my career.

If you are in the Philadelphia area I highly recommend this small but inspiring conference.


Kelly Simmons is the opening speaker. I am interested in hearing her speak because like me she started as a journalist and worked in advertising. She is the author of Standing Still, The Bird House and One More Day. I am looking forward to hearing about the TV series she is developing.

Author Kelly Simmons Cover

I took the Playwriting workshop last year but was unable to connect with the instructor. I signed up for it again this year. The instructor, Bruce Graham is a teacher and has conducted many workshops and wrote a textbook on playwriting so I am sure this year I will learn and be inspired to attempt a play.

Blogging With Humor is a no brainer because everyone that knows me and my books knows I need a bit of humor in my life and in my writing. As a published humorist and the founder of Shorehouse Books and Humor Outcasts, Donna Cavenaugh is a dream maker for new authors and a friend to all writers. Did I mention she’s funny?


Author Donna cavenaugh

Debra Wallace has 31 years experience as a staff and free-lance magazine and newspaper writer and is a talented publicist. Her workshop, Magazine Writing Boot Camp is exactly what I need to revive that part of my career. The magazine business has changed drastically and I need to get reacquainted! Here is Debra (middle) at the Press Club Workshop on The State of the Media with the lovely Susan Barnett and Philly’s own Jim Donovan.

Workshop Feb 2015 Panel 2

I also signed up for the one day workshop on Travel Writing because I do write occasionally on travel and would love to do more.

What I look forward to more than anything is catching up with my favorite bloggers, writers and authors.

What conferences will you attend this season?

Happy writing,


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One Response to “Tis the Philadelphia Writer’s Conference Season…”

  • I would love to go! Not sure I can do the whole weekend, and I couldn’t find the price on the site. I’ll explore further.

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