Pennsylvania Writers Conference (PWC)

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2018


SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Bill Schneider
PHONE: (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4547.

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. The conference includes an open mic and poetry slam, craft classes, writing workshops, and literary panels hosted by editors, film producers, literary agents, publishers, and writers.

If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, poetry and playwriting.


Featured Writers Include:

Breakout sessions - TBA

Keynote- TBA


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting


84 W. South Street
Pennsylvania, United States

Wilkes University

We’ll help you tell your story.

At Wilkes University, we focus on the craft and business of writing. We do this in a mentoring atmosphere that embraces one-on-one guidance while immersing you in a community of working writers. All final creative projects are read and evaluated by an outside reader who is an agent, editor, producer or publisher – it's what makes Wilkes unlike any other creative writing program and what propels our graduates to writing success.

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University offers areas of study in:

• Fiction

• Poetry

• Screenwriting

• Playwriting

• Creative nonfiction

• Publishing

• Documentary filmmaking

Write your story in any form! From literary fiction and sci-fi or thriller to YA or biography, our faculty will mentor you through any genre.

Choose from two convenient formats:

• Low-residency: online with eight-day campus residencies in January and June. Learn more about our residencies.

• Weekender: online with four weekend sessions per semester in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Face-to-face components give you the opportunity to share ideas and interact with your colleagues, faculty and guest lecturers. Your semester coursework is conveniently conducted online so you can connect with your faculty and classmates from anywhere. Our cohort format creates a strong bond among peers – relationships that last a lifetime. Some of our graduates still participate in writing retreats with their cohort, well beyond graduation.

Over the past 10 years, members of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing community have published or produced:

100 books

40 new films

50 plays

20 chapbooks

4 journals or publishing companies