Moravian Writers’ Conference | Bethlehem, PA
June 6-8, 2014
With a focus on community, craft, and inspiration, the Moravian Writers’ Conference presents opportunities to work with accomplished faculty–established and emerging writers and publishing professionals–through workshops, craft talks, readings, and more.
The conference welcomes writers of all genres and at all career stages. Come energize your writing with challenging and supportive workshops, advance your craft with feedback from our accomplished faculty, be inspired by renowned keynote speakers, and make connections with other writers.
The conference is held on Moravian College’s beautiful campus (founded in 1742) located in the historic district of Bethlehem.
Keynote Speakers for the 2014 Conference
Laurie Halse Anderson
New York Times-bestselling author who is best known for her Young Adult novels. Author of Speak, Twisted, Wintergirls The Impossible Knife of Memory, Chains, Catalyst, Prom and Forge. In addition to her Young Adult novels, Halse Anderson has written four award-winning historical novels and 19 children’s books.
Author of Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother’s Palm, The Vision of Emma Blau, Children and Fire, The Worst Thing I've Done, Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia.
Saturday, June 7, 8PM, Foy Concert Hall (97 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA)
Moravian College--with its rich history dating to the colonial era--is the perfect setting for a celebration of the work of our two keynote speakers, Laurie Halse Anderson and Ursula Hegi. Both writers have published books informed by deep historical research. And both have drawn avidly on their personal histories as readers and writers.
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
Tickets may be picked up at the Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA, or held at the Foy Hall Box Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 610-861-1392 (include name and number of tickets requested).
Free parking is available in Moravian College Hurd Campus parking lots U and Z or in the Bethlehem city lot under the Hill-to-Hill Bridge (Main and Spring Streets).
Conference fee includes:
- Workshop, two craft talks, panel discussion and presentation by literary agents
(see Program for details)
- Readings by keynote speakers (Saturday)
- Interview and Q&A with keynote speakers (Sunday)
- Faculty readings
- Author book signings
- Welcome reception in the Payne Gallery
- Boxed lunch (Saturday), breakfast buffet (Sunday) and free parking
Optional (available at an additional cost):
- Manuscript consultation with conference faculty (limited appointments available)
- Master class with Ursula Hegi (Sunday; separate application due April 18)
- On-campus housing (single rooms)