PNA Calendar of Events

2017 Edith Hughes Workshop - The Write Stuff

  • Date: Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017
  • Location: Harrisburg
  • Address: PNA Headquarters 3899 North Front Street
  • Contact: Meg Michaelian
  • Email:
  • Phone: (717) 703-3012

The Write Stuff: Sharpen Your Writing Skills 

Spend a day honing your writing skills. Whether you’re writing about last night’s township meeting, reporting on the high school wrestling championships or interviewing every day folks in your community, your writing can shine.  Even in today’s quick-moving digital environment, it’s still possible to craft sentences and tell tales that readers want to bookmark, forward, save…or even cut out!  Engage your readers with stories that inform, educate and inspire.     

Workshop includes top-notch editors and reporters offering suggestions and critiques.  Also, a panel of award-winning writers – featuring Keystone Press Awards Distinguished Writing winners -- share their secrets to success.  How do they take something mundane and make it sing?  Where do they get their story ideas?  This and more awaits you on June 22!

Critiques: Have your work reviewed and critiqued.  Instructive and constructive criticism will be offered with examples of the good, bad and ugly shared.  Submit two stories (your best, your recent, whatever you prefer) in advance for the chance to pick up more tips.  Email to by June 15.

For more information on sessions and speakers, view the full registration brochure.   

Workshop scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes lunch.  Registration fee is just $19.

To register, complete the registration form and return to the PNA Foundation, email Meg Michaelian or phone her at (717) 703-3012.


Formerly known as the "Weekly Renewal Workshop", this workshop was renamed in honor of Edith Hughes in 2012. At that time, it was expanded and enhanced to include community newspapers with a variety of topics and best practices offered each year. This year, we're focusing on writing and offering the workshop to any size paper, daily or weekly. This valuable training is provided by the PNA Foundation and the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors (PSNE) with the generous support of Trib Total Media.


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