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    • 29 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • St. Michaels Branch - Talbot County Free Library
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    The Eastern Shore Writers Association is delighted to sponsor an evening of readings and discussion by contributing authors to the new ESWA anthology, Bay to Ocean 2018: The Year's Best Writing from the Eastern Shore Writers Association. 

    Featured authors will include Ann Hymes (St. Michaels), Brent Lewis (Centreville), Barbara Lockhart (Rhodesdale), Tara Elliott (Salisbury), and Jackson Coppley (Rehoboth Beach). 

    The reading is free and open to the public. 

    Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. (Hint: perfect for personal enjoyment or holiday gift-giving!)

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    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lewes Public Library 111 Adams Avenue Lewes, DE 19958
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    The Eastern Shore Writers Association is delighted to sponsor an evening of readings and discussion by contributing authors to the new ESWA anthology, Bay to Ocean 2018: The Year's Best Writing from the Eastern Shore Writers Association. 

    Featured authors will include Jamie Brown (Milton), David Healey (Chesapeake City), Barbara Lockhart (Rhodesdale), Tara Elliott (Salisbury), Margaret Kirby (Rehoboth Beach), Claire McCabe (Elkton), and Pat Valdata (Crisfield).

    The reading is free and open to the public. 

    Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. (Hint: perfect for personal enjoyment or holiday gift-giving!)

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    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

    Marvin Barrash, the author of the book, U.S.S. CYCLOPS, will provide the history of the U.S. Navy ship that was lost en route to Baltimore, Maryland in 1918 with 309 aboard.  No trace was ever found.  He will include information concerning aspects of the ship's history that have long been subjects of discussion for 100 years.

    https://sites.google.com/site/usscyclopsbook/



    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    • Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland
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    Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

    March 9, 2019

    Sponsored by the

    The next Bay to Ocean Writers Conference will take place on March 9, 2019, at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Gregg Wilhelm, director of Creative Writing at George Mason University in Virginia, will deliver the opening keynote.

    Review the conference schedule overview or session pages by genre to see details of speakers and their topics. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the opening keynote will begin at 8:00 a.m., so be sure to arrive early.

    The conference features dozens of speakers, including award-winning poet Nancy Mitchell; accomplished mystery writer John DeDakis;  Sophie Moss, a USA Today best-selling novelist; and Robert Bidinotto, author of popular crime thrillers.

    To see program details, click "Sessions & Speakers" in the drop-down menu and review the lineup of topics and speakers

    How to Register

    Tickets are available by clicking the REGISTER button on  this page. ESWA members must sign into the website in order to purchase a ticket at the member price -- $95 for early birds and $105 after Nov. 30. 

    If you are not a member of the Eastern Shore Writers Association, you do not need to sign into the site in order to purchase a ticket to BTO.  When you register for the conference as a non-member, the price of a one-year ESWA membership ($35) will be included in your ticket fee. The early bird conference rate for non-members is $130 through the end of November. It will be $140 after Nov. 30.

    Both members and non-members registering for BTO will be given a choice of paying online via PayPal or clicking "Send Me an Invoice" which will allow you to pay by check.

    Before registering, please review the list of sessions on this BTO overview page and select a few that you like. This is because when you register, you'll be asked to list the three sessions that interest you most. This will help organizers make better room assignments. It will have no impact on which sessions you may ultimately attend.

    We also have available a limited number of student tickets (25) at a discounted price. You may purchase one online if you are currently attending an educational institution and have a valid ID.  You won't need to submit your ID online when you register, but you will will need to show it at check-in on the day of the conference.

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    About the Conference

    The Bay To Ocean Writers Conference is a one-day nonprofit conference that has attracted and motivated more than 3,500 writers over its history. Attendees come from all across Maryland and surrounding states, including Virginia,  Delaware, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and elsewhere throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The conference is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association, a nonprofit organization of writers from across the tristate Delmarva Peninsula. The conference is set for Saturday, March 9, 2019 

    Our mission is to inform, encourage, and inspire writers of all levels, from beginners to published authors. We strive to share helpful knowledge and experiences among writers about every facet of writing.

    The BTO conference features workshops, presentations, and panel discussions on a wide variety of topics pertaining to the craft of writing, publishing, marketing, the Internet, and the intricacies of particular genres. It provides an opportunity to meet with many writing peers in the region.  Speakers include accomplished authors, poets, film writers, writing instructors, editors, and publishers.

    Above all, we strive to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone!

    • Contact Us By Email:  easternshorewriters@gmail.com
    • Contact Us by Mail:  P.O.Box 1773, Easton, MD 21601

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