The Push to Publish writers' conference took place on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Rosemont College just outside of Philadelphia. There were a number of workshops which covered the following areas: Internet promotion and marketing; creative nonfiction; the short story; children's and young adult fiction; and small presses. At the sessions with editors and agents, the conferees were able to get feedback on written samples. The price of attendance includes breakfast and lunch.
The Montgomery County Community College Annual Writers' Conference took place on Friday and Saturday, November 5-6. On Friday evening, Pulitzer Prize and Hugo Award winning author Michael Chabon gave an informative and humorous talk about his writing career. The Saturday workshops included the following topics: Poetry; marketing; magazine writing; nonfiction; fiction; literary law; the horror/thriller genres; the graphic novel; memoir; and blogging. Breakfast and lunch are included with the conference fee. The conference also provides free literary publications.
There conferences are very informative and provide opportunities to network with others interested in writing.