Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

36th Annual Pennwriters Conference

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Date(s) - 05/19/2023 - 05/21/2023
12:00 am

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road - Coraopolis, PA 15201



We are so excited to welcome our friends at SCBWI PA-West to the 36th Annual Pennwriters Conference!

Location: Pittsburgh Airport Marriott (777 Aten Road, Coraopolis) Date: May 19-21, 2023

• 3 full days of workshops
• 60 workshops total
• 2 inspiring keynote speakers (Lesa Cline-Ransome and Madhu Bazaz Wangu)
• Networking lunch
• Saturday evening social
• 3 pre-conference intensives
• Opportunities to pitch to agents and editors both in person and virtually
• A Read and Critique session that provides a chance for useful feedback on your work

And the best news of all? The members of SCBWI PA-West can attend the conference at the Pennwriters rate! The cost is $369. This includes three full days of workshops, a buffet breakfast and a lunch with keynote speaker Madhu Bazaz Wangu, and the Saturday night social.

Add-ons: Friday networking lunch, Friday keynote speech with Lesa Cline-Ransome, Friday Read and Critique, and Thursday pre-conference intensives.

You also have the option of registering for one day (or two), if you can’t manage all three. The reason we have add-ons is to make it as affordable as we possibly can for everyone.

Register: Go to and click on Events and 36th Annual Conference. You’ll see an option to register as a member of SCBWI. Thank you for joining us for this fantastic event. We can’t wait to see you at Pennwriters 2023!