Workshops, Conferences, Writers’ Rooms, etc.

NOTE: This page will not be updated after September 2018 as the editor has moved to the West Coast. Apologies for any links that no longer work. Gratitude to everyone who used Local LIT during its 16 years and for the friendships made over that time. They will endure. — Kathye

P.S. You can still keep up with my work and/or contact me by going to my website

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Palumbo Park Writing Workshop

Ongoing writing workshops that meet once a week, mainly in independent bookstores in the Greater Philadelphia area. See Upcoming Workshops page for details.



Push to Publish Writers Conference

Annually  by Philadelphia Stories at Rosemont College

Philadelphia Writers Conference


Lansdowne Writers’ Workshop

A five-week series of sessions starting starting September 2017

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JUNC|TURE is a five-day place-specific getaway memoir writing workshop led by Beth Kephart, award-winning author of 21 books of fiction and nonfiction.

Mainline Writers Coffee House

This FREE 3-hour networking and discussion about writing and publishing meets last Sunday of the month, noon to 3 PM at The New Leaf Cafe in Rosemont, PA. Open to everyone. "It’s a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing, with coffee. No agenda, just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about markets, about pitching and selling, about frustration, about keeping the inner fires alight, about dealing with our families, about how damn tough it is to make it as a writer at the best of times and what writers can do to stay afloat in these troubled economic waters." -- Jonathan Maberry.

Moonstone Arts Center

The Head &The Hand Workshop

The Philadelphia Writers Workshop

The Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio

The Common Room (New!)

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The Word Studio

Writing studio founded by Philadelphia author and teacher Janet Benton with the stated mission to “enrich writers’ works & lives.” The Word Studio features workshops, mentoring and critiquing by Benton and guest authors, with classes taking place in Chestnut Hill, PA ( accessible by train). 

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