Don’t miss out on these fun opportunities!


Face-to-face IYWM workshops include a themed ball.

Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Join us for our annual costume ball! Finger foods will be provided, and there will be a beer/wine cash bar. Come in your best space inspired ensemble, or come as you are! Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Come and dance the night away!


Authors of various genres


The tradition of the booksigning event started over 10 years ago in the Greensburg Barnes and Noble and has grown from 3-8 authors (in those early years) to over 40 authors every year at the event. Around 7 years ago, we moved the signing to campus to host our ever-growing gathering of authors. In 2017, the booksigning was hosted for the first time ever at the brand new performing arts center in downtown Greensburg.


Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601




You buy directly from each author or publisher. Cash is always accepted and many will also accept credit cards via Square. Contact:
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  The 2021 Special Guest Author has not been announced yet.
During face-to-face IYWM workshops, the public is welcome to attend a special guest keynote hosted by the SHU Writing Popular Fictions MFA program.
The WPF Alumni Committee collects donations for the Scholarship Basket Raffle that takes place at the workshop in June. All money raised in ticket sales will go to the Writing Popular Fiction Alumni Scholarship Fund. As Alumni of the WPF program, the committee values the impact storytelling and writing has on our lives. The continued support of the WPF program, our fellow Alumni and the scholarship awarded makes it possible for more great works of fiction to enter our lives. This scholarship will be awarded each term to someone with financial need in their final term toward achieving a Masters of Fine Arts in writing popular fiction. Normally, tickets for the basket raffle will be sold throughout the weekend at IYWM registration as well as the costume ball and the book signing. The drawing will be held at the book signing on Saturday evening. Please check after the public forum to see the list of winners. Raffle items will be on display starting Friday afternoon. Capture
After you register, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration with a link to a sign-up form. You can select ONE pitch slot and may edit your selection up until pitch registration closes. If there are open pitch slots left after pitch registration closes, you may sign up at registration for an additional spot. Openings at registration are on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions about pitches, please contact