by Annette Dashofy
If you've been following my Diary of a Conference Coordinator over on my Writing, etc blog, you're probably sick of hearing about it. So I thought I'd let a few pictures tell the tale today.
C.J. Lyons wowed the crowd with two workshops Friday.
The big event was the keynote dinner Friday night. I rarely get all dressed up so it was a prime photo op. Here I am with fellow Working Stiff, Martha Reed.
A high school prom had kept us entertained the previous night and since it was now our turn to be all decked out, I highjacked Mike Silvestri to be my pretend prom date.
Lisa Scottoline was a hit, as I knew she would be. Here she is signing her book for my friend and critique buddy, Mary Jane Roth.
I love this picture.
Jackie Werth sells tickets for the basket raffle.
Sandy Stephen and Martha Reed hanging out in the hotel bar...
...along with Kathy Shoop and Sylvia Foil.
Saturday morning began with breakfast and the annual Pennwriters general meeting.
Tim Esaias gave a funny and inspirational keynote speech at Saturday's lunch.
New Working Stiff, Paula Matter, Mike Crawmer and I hang out in the Hospitality Suite.
Nate Hardy talks about marketing in a Saturday workshop.
Here are several shots from Saturday night's Beach Party.
Just some of the wonderful baskets we raffled off during Sunday's closing ceremonies:
Here are two tired and relieved Pennwriters: President Lisa Kastner and me.
It was a wonderful weekend. Everything went better than I could have dreamed.
And, no, I'm never doing it again!
Special thanks to Doris Dumrauf, Colette Garmer, and Lorraine Henderson for helping provide the pictures.