Greater Lehigh Valley
Writers Group

 Due to PA Act 153 of 2014 and House bill 1276 of 2015, any person under 18 years of age
must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at any GLVWG event.

The Write Stuff Writers Conference(tm) Academic Discount

  • 21 Mar 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 23 Mar 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Click "Register", below.


Ben Wolf, Our Main Presenter and Keynote Speaker.

Academic Discount Code

Thursday Regular $110 - Discount $89
Friday Regular $120 - Discount $99
Saturday Regular $130 - Discount $109

3 Days - Regular $329 - Discount $249

Persons less than 18 years of age
must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
Guardian will be charged $25 per day for meals

Thursday Full Day Seminar (Lunch Included)

Ben Wolf and Charis Crowe

Into the Deep: An Advanced Study
of Speculative Fiction.

Speculative fiction rules today's popular culture in books, movies, and TV shows. Learning the ins and outs of the various genres is absolutely essential for writers who intend to compete in a saturated yet hungry market.

Thursday Night:
7:00-9:00 Writers Cafe,
An informal discussion and read-and-critique session
All Write Stuff attendees are invited

Friday Workshops and Events
(Lunch Included)

Morning: Ben Wolf and Charis Crowe

The Three Pillars of Storytelling.

Storytellers throughout the ages have employed three essential elements to weave compelling tales: the high concept, the characters, and the plot. Each of these elements, when utilized efficiently, work together to support everything from short stories and flash fiction to epics sprawling across multiple movies, shows, and books.

This half-day workshop begins with a discussion of the story's high concept and what makes for an irresistible idea. Then follows a breakdown of how to create engaging and realistic characters with backstories and motivation. The class concludes with an exploration of how to create interesting plots based on the classic three-act structure. Developing these three pillars of storytelling will help propel any story (and any storyteller) to new heights.

12-12:45    Lunch (Included)
w/Networking Opportunities

Afternoon:  Janeen Ippolito

Book to Market: Tips to Package, Promote, and Publish Your Book 

Should you aim for a traditional publisher or try to publish yourself? Is there a way to make selling books easier? And what social media should you really be using? Get clarity on your publishing and marketing options from publishing industry pro and marketing coach Janeen Ippolito. These three sessions take out the "overwhelm" and enable you to make decisions with confidence about your manuscript's future.

Friday Evening 

6:30-8:30  Page Cuts Critique 

LIMITED SEATING: Additional $10 

Anonymous read and critique with industry pros.

7:00-8:00 p.m. Evening Session: 

Pixar Method with Charis Crowe 

Through the magic of engaging characters and heart-tugging plot lines, Pixar has brought us stories that ring true to who we are for over 20 years. Discover their methods, unpack the Pixar secrets for success, and learn how to apply them in your own writing.

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Social Gathering

Network with editors, agents, presenters, and fellow authors over hors d'oeuvres, cash bar,
and conversation.
Saturday (Includes):

Friday Night Pixar Method with Charis Crowe

Friday Night Page Cuts Critique, $10 fee

Friday Night Social Gathering

Saturday Agent Pitch Sessions

Saturday Marketing Consultations

Saturday Workshops
Includes Friday Night activities (extra for Page Cuts)
and Thursday Writers Cafe


Cedar Crest Rm

Muhlenberg Rm

Lafayette Rm

2 hour workshops


Check-in and


in Lehigh


Are Your Characters Right for the Part

Jon Gibbs 

Agent Panel

Suzanne Mattaboni Moderator 

Backstory: Your Secret Weapon to Engaging Readers  

Ben Wolf

2 hour workshop

Strengthening Your Writing


Marketing Execution for Authors

The Publishing Contract 
David Fessenden
 Writing Flash Fiction that Sells
Ben Wolf
 Donna Brennan

24 seat limit 
 Finding Your Author Voice
Those Critical First Pages 
Kathryn Craft

Powerful Tools to Enhance Your Writing
Larry Schardt

2 hour workshop 

The Seven-Sentence Solution

YA is Here to Stay 

The Writer/Editor Relationship
David Fessenden 
Putting a Positive Spin on Rejection
Larry Schardt 
Jon Gibbs

24 seat limit

Lunch in Salon
A and B 
Ben Wolf - Keynote: "Writing Through Adversity"   

Fund-amentals of Fiction: Inside Out

Janeen Ippolito 
 The Dreaded Outline

David Fessenden


Getting Started Writing for Magazines

Donna Brennan
2 hour workshop 

Say That and More: Writing Effective Dialogue


How to Write Romantic Subplots –

Janeen Ippolito 

Editing Your Own Material

David Fessenden 

Putting Off Procrast-ination

Donna Brennan 

Kathryn Craft

24 seat limit

See Full Saturday Course Descriptions HERE

But really... you know you need this.

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