Penguin Bookshop Writers Series & Penguin Bookshop Young Writers Series

Several times a year, the Penguin Bookshop Writers Series (PBWS) presents authors and publishing professionals who discuss aspects of both the art and the business of writing. The formats range from hands-on workshops to lectures and panel discussions. The goal of PBWS is to unite published writers with aspiring writers, aspiring writers with publishing professionals, and curious readers interested in the author's craft with professional writers.

The Penguin Bookshop Young Writers Series (PBYWS) focuses on young readers and writers. Authors and publishing professionals present programs aimed at teen, middle grade, and children's audiences. 

Since its inception in 2015, PBWS and PBYWS has presented over 50 writers and publishing professionals on a myriad of topics.  Below are some of the guests we have hosted:

Past PBWS Participants:

2018: David Giffels, "The Art of Memoir"

2017:  Randall Silvis, Victoria Thompson, and John Fortunato present "WRITING THRILLERS AND CRIME FICTION

2016: Andy Kifer, March 31st,: AGENT NIGHT

2016: Brian Castner, March 10th,  WRITING ABOUT WAR

2016:  Susan Perabo, "The Art of the Short Story"

2016: Lawrence Connolly, April 27th,: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN

2015: Kristin Bair O'Keeffe, Writerhead workshop

2015: Jessica Merchant, From Blog to Book workshop

2015: Jonathan Auxier, Masting the Art of Middle Grade Fiction workshop

2015: Jennifer Steil, Fact to Fiction: Using a Journalist's Eye to Bring Your Story to Life workshop

2015: Caroline Carlson, Intrepid Heroes and Vile Villains workshop (PBYWS)

2015: Rachel Ekstrom, Irene Goodman, & Danielle Chiotti, Agent Night workshop

2015: Joshua David Bellin, "Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Creatures"

2015:  Nick Courage, "Creating Your Own Superhero!" (PBYWS)

2015:   Chloe Barlow, "From Martin Luther to E.L. James: What Self-Publishing is and What it Really Means--Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow