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Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

  • 10 Mar 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland
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Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

March 10, 2018

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The next Bay to Ocean Writers Conference will take place on March 10, 2018, at Chesapeake College on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Christopher Tilghman, author of the critically acclaimed novel "Mason's Retreat" and a professor of English at the University of Virginia, will deliver the opening keynote.

See the conference schedule-at-a-glance here, or download the full program in PDF format to see the schedule and other details of the conference. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the opening keynote begins at 8:15 a.m., so be sure to arrive early.

The conference features dozens of speakers, including Pulitzer-nominated poet Sue Ellen Thompson; Nancy Northcott, award-winning writer of fantasy romance novels; Kathryn Johnson, who has authored more than 40 books of historical fiction; and Robert Bidinotto, author of popular crime thrillers.

The full lineup of speakers and sessions are posted online. Click "Sessions & Speakers" in the drop-down menu above to see the speaker lineup by genre.

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 surrounding states and the District of Columbia as well as throughout the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva region. The conference is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association, a nonprofit organization of writers from across the tristate Delmarva Peninsula. The 2018 conference is set for Saturday, March 10

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 is 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!

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