The PWC Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that award-winning author, freelance journalist and popular speaker Lori L. Tharps will teach a three-day workshop at the 2019 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

After graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Lori became a staff reporter at Vibe magazine and then a correspondent for Entertainment Weekly. She has written for Ms., GlamourSuedeVogue BlackCaribbean LifeGrid Philadelphia, xoJane.com and Essence magazines. She has also written for The Columbia Journalism Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York TimesThe Root.com and Ebony.com.

Lori’s work can also be read in the anthologies, Young Wives Tales: Stories of Love and Partnership (Seal Press), Naked: Black Women Bare All About their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts (Perigee), Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine (FSG) and Women: Images & Realities. A Multicultural Anthology (Avalon). She is the author of two critically acclaimed nonfiction books, Hair Story:Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (St. Martin’s Press) and Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain (Atria). She also is the author of the novel, Substitute Me (Atria). Her newest book, Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families was released in 2016 by Beacon Press.

Lori’s workshop will focus on writing and developing the nonfiction book and will draw upon two decades of writing knowledge.

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!