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2022 Bay to Ocean Writers Conference Program

This year’s conference program includes a keynote by Cave Canem Fellow, Poetry Coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library, and award-winning poet, Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Featuring eight tracks and over 30 sessions sure to fit all your writing needs, this year’s Bay to Ocean Writers Conference celebrates a quarter of a century of helping writers develop their craft, edit, publish, and market their writing.  This year’s sessions, all 90-minutes in length, are carefully designed to help you generate solid writing, hone your craft, and ask pointed questions from published and award-winning presenters about the process. Choose a track to follow, or mix it up and select a path that’s right for you!

If you’re new to writing, or a published author yourself, these sessions will help you uncover the mysteries and complexities behind what makes great writing the type of writing you will not want to put down.

Registration Details Here

PLEASE NOTE: As of January 1st, this event will be LIVE in-person at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland.  Should Maryland State mandates change due to Covid-19, the conference will be held live on Zoom. 


KEYNOTE ADDRESS   Location: Chesapeake Main Room

  • Year of Yes – Teri Ellen Cross Davis

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FICTION I   
Location: H-101

  • How to Structure an Un-Put-Downable Story – Robert Bidinotto
  • Begin at the Beginning –  Judy Kelly    
  • Shedding Light on Your Characters – Kris Faatz
  • From Novice to Novelist  John DeDakis
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FICTION II   
Location: Cadby Auditorium

  • Finding Your Story Purpose: Using Conflict and Resolution to Leave a Big Impact – Dylan Roche
  • Plan a Series with Ease – Tracee Lydia Garner
  • Flash Flash Stories – Wendy Brown-Baez
  • Bringing Your Story to Life with Captivating Scenes – Linda Budzinksi
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POETRY I   
Location: H-113

  • The Joy of Light VersePat Valdata
  • SPECIAL SESSION: Poetry Critique Workshop James Arthur
  • On Reflection: Shine A Fresh Light on RevisionJane Mohler
  • True Confessions: How to Write Memoir PoetryChristopher T. George
  • “Light” - the Utility WordDavid P. Kozinski
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POETRY II   
Location: H-114

  • Pulling Down Stars: Using Lorca’s Deep Song and Duende to Illuminate Tone in Your Poetry Elizabeth Mercurio
  • Particle and Wave:  Strengthening Poems’ Sonic PowerCatherine W. Carter
  • SPECIAL SESSION: Poetry Critique WorkshopJames Arthur
  • Writing Love PoemsKim Roberts
  • The Ferro Rod of Forms  – Truth Thomas
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PUBLISHING & EDITING   Location: H-109

  • Welcome to Your Book!  Katharine Sands
  • Shedding Light on the Agent Hunt – Elle E. Ire & Jose Iriarte
  • Spotlight on Literary Magazines: 10 Tips for Submitting Your Work – Melanie Figg
  • Revising with Focus: The Guiding Light of the Novel – Meg Eden
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MARKETING   Location: H-112

  • 0 to 30: Kicking Your Author Career Into Gear  Ariele Sieling
  • Enjoy Reading Your Work in Public– Gail Priest
  • A Marketing Plan to Shine Light on Your Work – Austin S. Camacho
  • Lights, Camera, Action! Publicity, Promotions, Public Speaking, and More – Michele Chynoweth
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CRAFT   Location: H-111

  • Humor Writing How-To  Laura J. Oliver 
  • Ditch the Doldrums: Generating New Work  Tara Campbell 
  • Wait for the Light: Resisting Resolution, Easy Reach and Wrapping It Up in Our Writing  Nancy Mitchell 
  • Illuminating Conversations: Interviews and Oral Histories for Better Fiction and Nonfiction  Brent Lewis
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SPECIALTY WRITING   Location: H-102

  • Writing Things That Encourage Kids To Be Good Humans – Lynne Streeter Childress 
  • Exploring Grief Writing – Diane Zinna
  • Crash Course in the Lyric Essay – Randon Billings Noble
  • Light: The Backdrop of our Memories – Lizzy Solovey

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