University of Pennsylvania professor Lorene Cary leads one of two 3-day memoir workshops at the 2018 Conference. Dr. Cary says, “In a time when we are inundated with internet rage and outrage, I look forward to discovering ways that writers hold childhood and youth in the light.”
This workshop will help conference attendees use memory and imagination to look for childhood and youth safety and wholeness, not just in writing, but in relationships, activities such as sports or the arts, in going home and leaving home, in connecting with structures of justice, learning, delight, or redemption. At the end of the weekend, writers will be invited to submit to SafeKidsStories.com,which she created to focus on children’s safety and wholeness.
The 70th Annual Philadelphia Writers’ Conference will be held June 8-10, 2018, at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District. Visit this page for more information, including speaker information and a general schedule of events.