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Welcome Writers!

Founded in 1985, the Eastern Shore Writers Association is a nonprofit, volunteer organization supporting writers, other writers’ groups, and the literary arts. We invite you to join today and connect with the inspiring writing community across the Delmarva Peninsula and the Eastern Shore.

Thursdays with ESWA 

Generative writing workshops, craft sessions, readings and more. Join us every Thursday night from 7:30-9 PM on Zoom! Click on one of the event links below to register and receive the Zoom link. Free & open to all!

Highlights from the 2023 Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

Saturday, March 4th was dedicated to providing first-rate educational sessions and inspirational tips across a variety of writing genres. Featuring six tracks with thirty sessions helping writers develop their craft, edit, publish and market their writing. Click on the Program cover here to download the session descriptions and speaker bios.

Saturday, March 9th, 2024


September 2023

Bay to Ocean Journal Spotlight Writers

 Emily Decker  

Reflections on a York River Oyster

 Alice Morris 

Riding With Bees

This journal of member’s writing is published annually by Eastern Shore Writers Association and features fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and novel excerpts.

Purchase Your Copy Here

Not a Member Yet?  Join today and connect with the inspiring writing community across the Eastern Shore. For the low price of $35 per year, your membership includes free entry to the Crossroads Contest, free entry to the annual Bay to Ocean Journal, access to our video archive filled with great Thursday with ESWA sessions on our private YouTube channel, discounted rate on extended Special Saturday Workshops, and discounted rate on the annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference!


Unsure if you’re a member?  Send an email to and we’ll be glad to check for you!

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