Brave New Words Writing Conference

Surrounded by the beauty and solitude of Pendle Hill in full bloom, create your own brave new words! 

Join Us at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA

June 29 – July 1, 2018

Surrounded by the beauty and solitude of Pendle Hill in full bloom, create your own brave new words! Each 3-hour session of our unique format allows participants to learn, question, experiment, and process.

Conference Schedule

Friday, June 29, 2018

1:00 to 5:00 pm: Pre-conference Workshop: “Flash Fiction” with Randall Brown

6:00 pm: Conference Kickoff, Dinner and Keynote Address with Beth Kephart 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Choose a morning breakout session:

  •     Story Structure and Outlining Techniques (Instructor: Robyn Groth)
  •     Melding the Personal and the Universal (Instructor: Nancy Kotkin)

Choose an afternoon breakout session:

  • Dialogue and Sub-text (Instructor: Hadley Witcher)
  • Story Arc in Nonfiction (Instructor: Nancy Kotkin)

All: Goal-setting and Accountability for Brave Writers with Nancy Kotkin

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Choose a morning breakout session:

  • Characterization Through Cumulative Sentences (Instructor: Robyn Groth)
  • The Importance of Writing about Place (Instructor: Joan Caska)

Choose an afternoon breakout session:

  • Using Imagery and Figurative Language (Instructor: Joan Caska)
  • “Thingyness” in Nonfiction (Instructor: Maria Cefaratti)

All: Submission Strategies for Brave Writers with Randall Brown

Pendle Hill’s beautiful, relaxing campus will inspire you! Each 3-hr session of our unique format allows participants to learn, question, experiment, and process. Enjoy conversation with fellow writers over delicious, home cooked meals served buffet style in the dining room. Between sessions, get creative in the art studio, browse the library, or find a quiet place to write.

Registration is fast, secure and easy.

Click here to reserve your place today!

Discounted rate for conference attendance is available to full-time students. Please contact us to request details. 

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