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.
- 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
- Eric Bell, two-time middle-grade author, and PWW alumnus offers workshops for anyone interested in writing KidLit. Email email@example.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.
Movies and TV
- For workshops in screenwriting and film production, try The Greater Philadelphia Film Office