The PFWA offers regular free programming open to the general public. The offerings are divided into three tracks: professional programming, content-oriented programming, and discussion round tables.
These offerings focus on the business of writing, such as teaching writers about the craft of writing commercially, as well as how to develop one’s writing into a financially sustainable pursuit. PFWA strives for all professional oriented programming to be presented by representatives of their fields who have real-world experience with the topics they present. At the beginning of each year, our NaNoEdMo programming focuses on fine-tuning the writing craft, especially for authors who wish to be traditionally published. Previous examples of professional programming include “Crafting Your Second Draft” editing workshop and “Writing, Scrivener, and You” workshop on the popular novel-writing software.
For writers of all experience levels. This track presents different approaches to writing and educates writers on different types of content. Examples of content-oriented programming include our annual Fan Fiction Initiative, our talk “Writing and the Other” (held February 2014), and our partnership with Philadelphia regional National Novel Writing Month (which focuses on just getting content down on paper.)
Discussion Round-Tables and Social Events
Finally, due to popular demand, we host round-table discussions and moderated by members of the association as well as social events. These dialogues bring members of the writing community together for support, encouragement, idea exchange, networking, and discussion of topics of interest.
If you are interested in presenting a topic in any of these tracks, please email us at email@example.com for a presentation application.