Local Workshops

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

Downtown Philadephia and the Suburbs

  • 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.
  • Louise Bierig offers similar workshops at ArtSpace Lansdowne, which is only one stop outside Philadelphia on SEPTA’s R3 line. Free parking. Lansdowne Writers’ Workshop 
  • The free magazine Philadelphia Stories publishes on a quarterly basis, offers workshops, and runs the Push to Publish Conference in Rosemont, PA every fall in October.
  • Janet Benton offers mentoring services and workshops at The Word Studio http://www.thewordstudio.us
  • Blue Stoop offers writing classes and workshops downtown, and they have the most comprehensive list of local literary events and resources I’ve seen.

Bucks County

Children’s Books

  • Eric Bell, two-time middle-grade author, and PWW alumnus offers workshops for anyone interested in writing KidLit. Email  ericbellwriter@gmail.com
  • 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.

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