Pennwriters Area 5 Fall News

PR People Needed!

As we all know, Pennwriters is a volunteer organization. Because of that, it is up to us to ensure its success. As we move forward toward the next Pennwriters’ Conference, delegation of responsibilities is now in progress. The conference this year will be held in our woods, Lancaster, Pa. If anyone has interest in volunteering please let me or Ayleen Stellhorn know. This is your chance to become more involved and familiar with the writing industry.

The following are our immediate needs:

Twitter: Need someone familiar with Twitter to keep an eye on the list of presenters, agents, and editors and re-tweet their posts or write a new post about what they’re up to once or twice a week beginning September, then more as we get set to open registration in February.

Facebook: Need someone who uses Facebook to do the same as above: share presenters, agents, and editors’ news and repost.

Email Releases: someone who could write (Ayleen will give you topics) then email the info to media outlets. Also, being able to make contact with colleges, local writing groups, and libraries is helpful.

If you have a desire to be involved in the next Pennwriters’ Conference, please let us know!

Ayleen Stellhorn – ayleenstellhorn@gmail.com

AWARDS

Congratulations to Janet Cincotta who recently took second place in the 2015 Catholic Press Awards short story category for her story, Absolution, published last August in the US Catholic Magazine.

Member Publication News

Congratulations to the following Area 5 members for the recent or upcoming publications.

  1. Susan GourleyThe Warrior and the Professor, Book #3 in the Warriors of Gavin series, Published by New Concepts Publishing.

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Susan’s book, Keepers of Sulbreth, has also been re-released by New Concepts Publishing.

2. Maria V. Snyder – Maria’s  first book, Poison Study was released in Japan in July. In the 10 years since Poison Study has been published, it’s been translated into 17 languages and 24 countries.

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3. Sherry Knowlton – Sherry’s second book, DEAD OF SUMMER, has been release by Sunburry Press.

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UPCOMMING EVENTS

1. Susan Gourley – THE YORK BOOK EXPO – Oct. 17th, 2015. 

2. Maria V. Snyder:

October 19, 2015 Afternoon Craft Talk at Elizabethtown College Bowers Writers House (840 College Hill Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, 717-689-3945 or writershouse AT etown DOT edu). She’ll be discussing the craft of writing fantasy fiction. This is a free program that is open to the public. 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

October 20, 2015 Evening Reading at Elizabethtown College Bowers Writers House (840 College Hill Lane, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, 717-689-3945 or writershouse AT etown DOT edu). She’ll be doing a reading from a couple of her books. This is a free program that is open to the public. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

3. John Amen – John has a busy traveling schedule of book readings. If you are in any of the following locations, stop and say hello.

09/10/15: Reading in Chapel Hill, NC
09/12/15: Workshop in Albuquerque, NM
09/12/15: Reading in Albuquerque, NM
09/13/15: Reading in Albuquerque, NM
09/14/15: Reading in Albuquerque, NM
09/15/15: Reading and Workshop in Albuquerque, NM
09/16/15: Reading in Taos, NM
09/27/15: Salon Reading in Asheville, NC
10/08/15: Reading in Kingston, NY
10/10/15: Reading in Woodstock, NY
10/11/15: Reading in New York, NY
10/15/15: Reading in Albany, NY

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