BC Literary Calendar

If you have an event to share, please use our Calendar Submission Form

Event Information:

  • Sun

    40th Annual IWWG Summer Conference

    Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

    Muhlenberg is a small, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The city is served by Lehigh Valley International Airport. 

    Muhlenberg offers a variety of special amenities:

    • The air-conditioned dorms are located adjacent to the Student Union and classroom building where workshops will be held.
    • The award-winning dining hall provides a variety of options, and a café and snack bar offer between-meal options.
    • The Red Door is a private lounge in the basement of the Student Union that will be the site of our after-hour gatherings.


    30 workshops in all genres; critique groups, in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; and a community salon:

    Be Your Own Personal Prophet: Create Vibrant Writing Prompt Cards in a Mixed-Media Workshopwith Suzi Banks Baum

    Plot, Structure, and the Map of Opportunity with Lynne Barrett

    The Screenplay: An Original or Adapted from Another Medium with Linda Bergman

    The Final Edit: Advanced Writing Seminar with Pat Carr

    Listening to Your Life with Heather Summerhayes Cariou

    The Use of Ritual in Creating the New Narrative of Compassionate Inclusion with Alyce Smith Cooper

    Making Spaces/Going Places: Getting Published with Mary Beth Coudal

    Writing and Producing Your Ten-Minute Play or Monologue for the Stage with Kelly DuMar

    The Changing Face of Publishing with April Eberhardt

    What Kinds of Fools (or Shamans!) Are We? with Lisa Freedman

    Diving into the Wreck: Writing about Pain, Loss, and Other Difficult Subjects with Janice Gary

    What Are Women Writing about Anyway? with June Gould

    WRITUALS: The Power and Spirit of Authentic Writing with Dorothy Randall Gray

    eKpHrAsIs: Visual Art as Spaces for Poetry with Marj Hahne

    The Evolution of the Modern Memoir with Maureen Murdock

    Love Is in the Air! Writing the Romance Novel with Cathleen O’Connor

    When a Woman Writes: Opening Our Eyes, Ears, and Hearts to the Power of Our Words with Jan Phillips

    Inviting the Image to Speak: Writing from SoulCollage® Cards with Judith Prest

    Writing in the Mythological Voice: Elevating the Mundane into Myth with Natalie Reid

    Meditate and Create with Nina Ayin Remier

    Raising the Decibel of Women's Voices with Mel Ryane

    Writing as a Goddess: World-Building & Other Elements of Genre Fiction with Paula Chaffee Scardamalia

    The Writer at Work: Old Words and New with Eunice Scarfe

    The Wonder of Words: Writing for Your Life with Linda Leedy Schneider

    The Poetry of Time and Place with Myra Shapiro

    Songs: Crafting a Marriage with Words and Music with Arielle Silver

    How to Google Your Own Brain: Using Imaging to Jump-Start Your Writing with Marylou Kelly Streznewski

    Ready, Set, Go! with Carren Strock

    Words Matter: Writing from Your Truth with Susan Tiberghien

    Stories to Change the World: Writing Your Truth with Pamela Varkony

    Creating with Comedy with Anne Walradt

    Writing for Racial Healing salon with Connie Garcia-Barrio and Linda Wisniewski

    Basic Daily Schedule

    7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
    9:00 am - 10:30 am Session 1 Workshops
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm Session 2 Workshops
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Session 3 Workshops
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Session 4 Workshops
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Open Readings (Monday will feature the Writing for Racial Healing salon and an open studio with Suzi Banks Baum)

    Registration Packages

    Each package has different pricing for members and nonmembers. Want to join? Need to renew your membership? Please do so here BEFORE registering for this event to enjoy member pricing.
    Entire Event: Includes seven nights, six days, twenty meals, all workshops, critiques, salons, open readings, and book fairs. Check in Friday, July 7 (beginning at 2:00 pm) and check out Friday, July 14 by 10:00 am.
    Long Weekend Package (Friday-Monday): Includes three nights (including Opening Night), four days, nine meals (Friday dinner through Monday lunch). Check in Friday, July 7 (beginning at 2:00 pm) and check out Monday, July 14 (out of room by 10:00 am). Registrants can attend all workshops and other conference activities on Monday (check-out day).
    Commuter Daily Rate: Includes all workshops and activities for that day, as well as Opening Night admission, Friday, July 7. Meals not included, but breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be purchased onsite. To register for multiple days, contact us.

    Housing: Room Options

    1) Single in a suite of four singles with shared bath, kitchenette, and sitting area.


    2) Double with private bath and shared common areas (kitchenette and lounge). 


    3) Private room with private bath and shared common areas (kitchenette and lounge).

    All rooms are air-conditioned. First-come/first-served in choosing room options; singles in a suite of four are limited in number; a limited number of singles with private bath are available for the week, for an additional $350 fee. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to propose a roommate (double) or roommates (suite). Requests for suite mates cannot be guaranteed but will be honored to the best of our ability.

    Cancellation Policy

    Until May 7 - Full refund minus $75 admin fee
    May 8 - June 7 - 50% refund
    After June 7 - No refund

    Contact Information

    Questions regarding the conference, registration, or technical issues? Email Marj atiwwgquestions@gmail.com.


Please note that events are reviewed and posted on the calendar as soon as possible. You will not see the event up for at least 48-72 hours.

Event Listing request form

Please supply the following information to add your event to the website calendar
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • :
  • :
  • Accepted file types: jpg, pngareallowed.
    JPG or PNG format only
  • Not for display but for contact if any questions when creating the listing.

Comments are closed.