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September 18, 2018 – King’s College will host an expanded selection of diverse writing workshops and open readings as part of the college’s third annual Creative Writing Conference on Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, on the College’s campus in Wilkes-Barre. The conference is sponsored by the English department and the Campion Society, a student organization dedicated to writing.  

The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 15. The conference is free for high school students. There is a $25 fee for all other participants, which includes a networking dinner and reception on Friday and lunch on Saturday. The conference will be held from 3 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.  All sessions will be held in the McGowan School of Business located at the corner of N. River and W. Union streets.

The event is open to participants of all ages and is designed to allow writers of various experience levels to join as a community to discuss the craft. Writers will hone their skills in fiction and non-fiction workshops and learn methods of style, editing, visualization, and writing query letters.

Attendees will attend one of five Friday workshops conducted by one recent graduate and four current upperclass King’s students majoring in professional writing, creative writing, literature, or mass communications.  Workshop titles include “Creative Nonfiction: Memoir Writing and Lying a Little,” “The Query Letter: Your Tool for Finding an Agent,” Dream a Little Dream, then Write,” “Tedium as a Medium: Why the Trivial and Routine is Worthwhile,” and “Your Life on the Page: Tips and Tricks for Creative Non-Fiction.”  Friday will conclude with dinner, readings from King’s alumni, a reception, and readings from current students.

Participants will attend three of seven workshops offered on Saturday by King’s graduates, many of whom have professional experience in areas ranging from horror and screenplays to fiction and comedy. 

Workshop titles range from “Writing and Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy,” “Unleashing Better Bad Guys,” and “The Necessity of Talking and Joking About the Taboo” to “Portraying Mental Health in Fiction,” The 3 C’s of a Long and Active Writing Life,” “Style is a Substance: A Self-Diagnostic for Writers,” and “Revise Like a Publisher: Streamlining Your Drafting Process.”

Parking will be available at on-campus lots. 

For more information on the creative writing conference or to register, please Jennifer Yonkoski, assistant technical director of English at King’s College, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5487 or at