We at the PFWA headquarters want to get a big Thank You to all who supported us in our first year. We made great progress for our inaugural year, with three large initiatives granting resources and education to local writers of Greater Philadelphia. Last January we held a “National Novel EDITING Month” with six events, including two editing workshops on “Crafting your Second Draft” and on the popular drafting software Scrivener. During the spring, we held our first annual Fan Fiction Initiative, which was comprised of eight write-ins and a lecture on “How Fan Fiction is Changing the World.” Our final large push was partnering with the local Philadelphia chapter of National Novel Writing Month in November, during which we aided the region by hosting over twenty events. Over the year, we provided writing resources and networking opportunities to over 200 people. What a great success!
In 2015 we will be adapting to the region’s needs and evolving our programming to fit the feedback we’ve received from local writers. We will shift focus to our networking goals, connecting more writers and building on and between the existing local writing groups and institutions. We will still continue offering our resource-filled newsletters, write-ins, and social mixers, so regularly check the website to stay in the loop
Thanks again to all who helped us in our first year! Without your support, the Philadelphia Free Writers Association would not have been the wonderful organization it has grown to be. We endeavor to continue to provide you with the resources you need to grow as writers.
Our Most Sincere Gratitude,
Jean and Jesi