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Writer's Conference
Writer's Conference
Writers' Conference


We regret that all in-person Writers' Conference events scheduled for March 26-27 have been canceled. We are investigating the possibility of providing the keynote address, master class, and workshops remotely and will communicate with all who are registered for the master class and workshops about these plans soon. The lunch and roundtable discussion will NOT be held.

Join us in March 2020 for—

A writers’ conference sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium’s Writers’ Community and the Moravian College Writers’ Conference:

Diverse Communities and the Writer’s Voice

March 26-27, 2020

on the campus of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

Daisy Hernandez

Keynote speaker: Daisy Hernandez

Daisy Hernández is the author of the award-winning memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. The former editor of ColorLines magazine, she has reported for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Slate, and she has written for NPR's All Things Considered and CodeSwitch. Her essays and fiction have appeared in Aster(ix), Bellingham Review, Brevity, Dogwood, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, Juked, and Rumpus among other journals. A contributing editor for the Buddhist magazine Tricycle, Daisy is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at Miami University in Ohio.

The application deadline for Daisy Hernandez's master class has now passed. Some spaces are still available in the workshops listed below; registration for these workshops will remain open until March 20, 2020 (or until they are filled).

Keynote address: Thursday, March 26, 7 PM

Master class: Friday, March 27, 9 AM

Attend our open, generative workshops on voice in fiction, poetry, and writing about the immigrant experience with writers Megan Fernandes, Jennifer Gilmore and Ruth Knafo Setton. More information on individual workshops available at the registration links below.

Additionally, join us for lunch and our writers’ roundtable on “Voices and the Valley: Writing in, from, and about the Lehigh Valley” with writers Ruth Knafo Setton, Stephanie Powell Watts, Bob Watts, Lee Upton, and Jennifer Gilmore, moderated by Joyce Hinnefeld.

All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required and will open on February 5, 2020.

Workshops: Friday, March 27, 9:30-11:00AM and 2:00-3:30PM

Register here:

Lunch and Roundtable: Friday, March 27, 11:30am-1:00PM
Click here to register 

Participants are also encouraged to attend Lehigh University’s Notations Writers Panel on “Inspiration and Invention” on Thursday, March 26 at 4 PM.

Following the conference—from March 27-29, 2020—be sure to attend the inaugural Lehigh Valley Book Festival, sponsored by Let’s Play Books and the Bethlehem Area Public Library!

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Moravian College Writers’ Conference at

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