Conference News

Speaker and Session Preview: Matt Skillen and “Starting with Place”

Matt Skillen teaches at nearby Elizabethtown College. When he’s not preparing English teachers of tomorrow, he’s developing a community project that gets high school students writing. Here, he gives a peek into what he’s talking about at the upcoming creative writing conference and what he’s most looking forward to as an attendee. He also dishes […]

Session and Speaker Preview: Jim Breslin, Literary Citizenship Panel

People all over eastern and south-central Pennsylvania have been given a venue to share their stories thanks to Jim Breslin, founder of the West Chester Story Slam and co-founder of the new(ish) Lancaster Story Slam. Jim also is active in his local writing community as vice president of the Brandywine Valley Writer’s Group, and he’s […]

Speaker and Session Preview: Tara Caimi, author of Mush

Tara Caimi is part of our Friday night reading and then kicks of the conference as part of Saturday’s opening debut authors panel. We’re excited to learn how Mush went from idea to published book. In the meantime, before we welcome Tara to Lancaster, we had this brief conversation with her via email: Hippocampus: We […]

Session and Speaker Preview: James Stafford, Lying to Tell the Truth

We did a few other speaker Q&As so far, and James Stafford’s name came up quite a few times in other presenters’ answers, specifically to the the question about what is on their personal conference agenda. Basically, people are exciting to learn about truth from Mr. Stafford. It’s his turn, now, to answer questions, rather […]

Speaker & Session Preview: Amy B. Scher, on Releasing Fear

Amy B. Scher isn’t afraid — and she doesn’t think you should be either. That’s why she’s part of our LIVE track, leading a session called “Releasing the Fears that Block the Best Work of Your Life.” Amy also is part of our “How I Got Published” debut authors panel; her book How to Heal […]