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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.

ESWA is excited to announce our annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference Call for Proposals is now open! Our 28th annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference will take place on Saturday, March 8th, 2025 at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland.

Proposal Deadline: August 10th, 2024 at 11:59PM EST


Upcoming Events

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!

Stay Tuned for HIghlights of 2024 Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

July 2024

Bay to Ocean Journal Spotlight Writer

 Julie Savell McCandless 

To Make the Coast of Spain

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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