The PWC Board of Directors is happy to announce that renowned novelist and essayist Elizabeth Mosier will be teaching at the 2019 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. Elizabeth’s class will be called “The Pit and the Page” and will be a master class meant for more advanced memoirists. The two-day course will teach writers how to incorporate materials, especially personal objects, into the writing process in order to gain a new perspective on literary material, and will draw upon Elizabeth’s seven years of experience as a technician at the Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park Archaeology Laboratory.
Elizabeth logged 1,000 volunteer hours processing colonial-era artifacts at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park Archeology Laboratory to write Excavating Memory: Archaeology and Home (New Rivers Press, 2019). A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, her nonfiction has been selected as notable in Best American Essays and appears widely in journals and newspapers including Cleaver, Creative Nonfiction, andThe Philadelphia Inquirer. She has been teaching for over twenty years, in a variety of settings including bookstores, book groups, libraries, and schools including Bryn Mawr College, the University of the Arts Summer Institute, the Bennington College July Program, and the Pennsylvania Young Writers’ Day program. More information about her can be found at www.ElizabethMosier.com.
The 2019 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference will be held on June 7 – 9, 2019 at the Wyndham Hotel at 4th and Arch Street in Old City Philadelphia. Registration for the conference will open in early 2019. Watch this space for additional announcements and information on registration, contests, and more!