Presenters & Instructors

This page will be updated as more faculty members are
confirmed for the 2019 Philadelphia Writing Workshop.


Screen Shot 2018-12-17 at 1.55.01 PM.pngL.E. DeLano is a published writer of young adult fiction. She is represented by Jennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt Literary. Her debut novel, TRAVELER was selected as a Keystone To Reading Secondary Book Award finalist for school year 2018-19 by the Keystone State Literacy Association and also voted one of The 20 Most Beautiful Books in the World for 2017 by MTV UK.

At the 2019 Philadelphia workshop, she is teaching on writing young adult and middle grade, and also ccritiquing manuscripts as an add-on element for attendees.

L.E. is well known as a blogger and autism advocate under her alternate moniker, Ellie DeLano. She comes equipped with a “useless” Theatre degree that has opened doors for her in numerous ways. Though mostly raised in New Mexico, she now lives in Pennsylvania with two adventurous kids and two ridiculous cats. When she’s not writing (which is almost never), she’s binge-watching Netflix and planning road trips.