Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley Region — A Lively Literary Hub

Alison Hicks leads two Amherst Writers & Artists workshops, one in Havertown, and one in Center City, under the name the Greater Philadelphia Writers Wordshop Studio. Alison Hicks taught me everything I know about leading a workshop, so if you live closer to Havertown or are looking for a workshop in Center City, I highly recommend seeing if she has space.

Robbin Farr and Judith Lagana, publishers of The River Heron Review lead Amherst Writers & Artists workshops and retreats in Lahaska, PA and offer online workshops as the River Heron Writers’ Workshops

Louise Bierig offers similar workshops at ArtSpace Lansdowne located only one stop outside Philadelphia on SEPTA’s R3 line. Free parking. Lansdowne Writers’ Workshop provides the most comprehensive list of workshops,  literary events, and opportunities.

The free magazine Philadelphia Stories offers workshops, runs the Push to Publish conference in Rosemont, PA every fall, and publishes on a quarterly basis.

The Word Studio, Janet Benton offers mentoring services and workshops.  

Children’s Book Writers: The official blog of the Eastern Pennsylvania region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) carries the latest information about workshops and conferences for children’s book writers in this region.

For workshops in screenwriting and film production, try The Greater Philadelphia Film Office