Keynote Speakers

Keynote Address
Saturday, June 7, 8PM, Foy Concert Hall (97 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA)

"The Writer and History: Personal and Public, Imagined and Real"

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 writersconference@moravian.edu 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).

Interview and Question & Answer Session

Sunday, June 8, 11AM, Peter Hall
(for conference participants only)

Enjoy an intimate interview with Ursula Hegi and Laurie Halse Anderson conducted by conference director, Joyce Hinnefeld.  Open question and answer session to follow.

Ursula Hegi as a child in Germany--
”always reading or writing.”
Laurie Halse Anderson at age 12,
“scribbling a poem.”