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2022 Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

  • 05 Mar 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Chesapeake College
  • 83


Bay to Ocean
Writers Conference 2022

The 25th annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference will take place live and in-person at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland on Saturday, March 5, 2022.


See the full program.

Tickets are available by clicking the REGISTER button on this page and selecting the appropriate ticket type.
(Note: The register button appears at top of the page on phones, or at left if you're viewing this on a laptop/desktop.)

Ticket Pricing:

ESWA Members

For current ESWA members, the Early Bird rate is $95; after February 14, tickets will be $105. ESWA members must sign into the website first in order to purchase a ticket at the discounted ESWA member rate.   To log in to ESWA's website: desktop: upper right hand corner, click the person icon.  phone: upper right hand corner, click the arrow icon.


Ticket prices for people who are not currently ESWA members are $130 for the Early Bird Rate, available through February 14, and $140 after that. Ticket prices include a one-year membership to ESWA for 2022.

Ticket sales end at 11:59 PM on March 3. There will be NO sales on the day of the conference or the day before.

Both members and non-members will pay online via debit or credit card. Refunds will be available to those who cancel by February 19. 

After you register: A confirmation will be emailed to you.  On March 1st, you will receive an email with a PDF version of the conference brochure which will also include the grid for ease of deciding your sessions.  This brochure will also be available in print form the day of the conference.

Didn't receive a confirmation email?  Please check your spam folder first, then send us an email.

James Arthur Poetry Critique Workshop Information:
Interested in signing up for one of these special workshops with James Arthur?  Please check your confirmation email for a link to register.  Please note: These two special sessions have very limited spaces which will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Deadline: January 16th

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. 


Now celebrating its 25th year, the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference is a one-day event that has attracted more than 4,000 writers over its history. It is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA), a nonprofit organization of writers from across the Delmarva Peninsula.

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. Bay to Ocean Writers Conference includes presentations for writers at all levels.

This year, over 30 accomplished writers, editors, and publishers will lead outstanding 90 minute hands-on workshops on many areas of writing, editing, publishing, and promotion. The day features a keynote address by poet Teri Ellen Cross Davis and 34 individual sessions across the following six tracks: Fiction I & II, Poetry I & II, Publishing & Editing, Marketing, Craft, and Specialty Writing.

The Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, named the number one writers conference in the state of Maryland in 2019 by The Writer Magazine, always sells out, so be sure to get your ticket soon!


Contact us here: baytooceanwritersconference@gmail.com

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