Save the Date – Writers Project Runway II

Writers Project Runway – Taking Your Writing to New Heights is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, VA.  Registration will open at 8:00 AM and the conference will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with an author signing from 4:00-5:00 PM. A catered lunch is included in the conference fee.

Fees: $75.00 for Pennwriter members. $80.00 for college students. $100.00 for nonmembers.

Registration online and via mail will open in February 2016.

Stop by this blog and look in your upcoming PennWriter newsletter for details and bios on the wonderful speakers who will be presenting this year.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery, Children’s Book, Newspaper Writing, YA,  all will be addressed in the available workshops. Two publishers will be there to take pitches. 

Save the Date and Register Early.


Interested in Writing a Children’s Book?


Writing a Children’s Book

This interactive workshop will cover:
* 6 Common myths about writing children’s books.
* Does my book include all the elements of good story telling?
* Who is my customer?
* Writing for children while appealing to parents.
Upon completion of the workshop participants will receive a copy of Bobbi’s PowerPoint presentation on writing for children and a signed copy of her multi-award winning book, Storee Wryter Gets a Dog.
Course Schedule: Feb 3, 2014 –Mar. 7, 2014

Bobbi Carducci’s book for young readers, Storee Wryter Gets a Dog, received a Gold Mom’s Choice Award, a Bronze Living Now Award, and was named A Best Dog Book for Young Readers by Cesar Milan, TV’s The Dog Whisperer.
She is a multi-award winning short story writer and a former senior staff writer for a small Washington, D.C. area newspaper.
Bobbi was honored to be the luncheon keynote speaker at the 26th annual Pennwriters Conference in May 2013. She serves on the Pennwriters board of directors as the Area 7 Representative.
Bobbi is also known as The Imperfect Caregiver on her blog of the same name, written to support women and men caring for loves ones at home.

Contact info:

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Important Notice About Annual Dues and Proposed Bylaws Change

This just in from Annette Dashofy, PW Vice President


You should have received a letter recently from Pennwriters outlining a proposed change to the bylaws, which will result in all of our memberships being due on the same date. However, I’m aware that this has created some confusion, and some renewing members want to take advantage of the prorated fee now. I apologize for any misunderstandings.

This change is currently JUST a proposal. It cannot go into effect until after the membership votes to approve the change to the bylaws. We plan to have this in order by the first of July, which is when we’ll start prorating membership renewals until we get everyone on the same page by July of 2013. Until then, if your membership renewal is due, it’s still $45.

Thanks so much for your patience as we work this out.

Hope to see you at the conference!


Area 7 Basket for Raffle at the Conference

This year the theme for the Area 7 basket will be, Celebrate the Independent Book Store. I have contacted Around the Block Books in my neighborhood for a donation to the basket. The owners were happy to participate. Please visit the Independent Book Store(s) near you and ask them to include information about their store, their programs for authors, and a gift for the basket. Around the Block Books is contributing a book light and a journal.

You can bring these items with you if you are attending the conference if you can’t make or you prefer not to have to pack any more stuff you can send them to me at the following address:
Bobbi Carducci, 17141 Magic Mountain Drive, Round Hill, VA 20141

Please let me know if you plan to bring something so we can meet and get your contribution in the basket before the drawing.

Register Now For the Conference Message From Danielle Ray

If you have not yet had a chance to register for the conference, check out the website and register today. Starting tomorrow, there is a $20 late registration fee.

We have several exciting things planned this year and really want everyone to join us for our silver anniversary. I am available all day for any questions, issues, or concerns.

Please feel free to contact me.
Danielle Ray