7900 High School Rd, Elkins Park, PA

DATE: Sunday, May 17, 2020
TIME: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Hillel at Drexel University, 118 N. 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. Now their are putting fifty years’ worth of knowledge tinto a single book, an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career: The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer.

Even better, Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, are turning the book into a special half-day writers conference just for you! We’re thrilled to partner with P&W and with Drexel University to bring you this very special, informative, and practical event!


2PM: Arrive & Register

2:15pm: Welcome by Nomi Saunders, Director of the Drexel MFA in Creative Writing, and Lynn Rosen of Open Book

2::20PM Keynote by Kevin Larimer: Why We Work So Hard to Become Writers, and What Poets & Writers Knows About Literary Success

3:00PM: Breakout sessions (details coming soon)

4:00PM Keynote by Mary Gannon: “How to Take the Available Tools and Put Them to Use to Build a Sustainable Writing Career.”

COST: $50  – includes a copy of The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer.


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