The PWC Board of Directors is delighted to announce that award winning author Asali Solomon will deliver the opening address at the 2019 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference.

Asali is the author of the novel Disgruntled, which was cited as one of the best books of 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Denver Post. The short stories in her first book, Get Down earned her a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honor. Solomon’s work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vibe, Essence, on NPR, the Paris Review Daily, and the anthology Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Lips and Other Parts. Her work will be featured in a forthcoming issue of McSweeney’s and in the anthology How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance (Nation Books, March 2019). Solomon teaches fiction writing and literature of the African Diaspora at Haverford College.

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!