Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

March 7, 2020

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The 23rd annual Bay To Ocean Writers conference will be held March 7, 2020 at Chesapeake College on Maryland's Eastern Shore in Wye Mills, Md.

We are excited to announce that Maryland writer Brent Lewis will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 conference. Lewis, a native of the Eastern Shore, is the author of two nonfiction books about Kent Island as well as the historical novel, Bloody Point 1976.

BTO has an exciting lineup planned, with more than 20 speakers slated to deliver workshops and training in poetry, beginning and advanced fiction, publishing and marketing, nonfiction and the craft of writing.

Specifics on the sessions will appear here soon, and online ticket sales will start here in late October.


Sponsored by the nonprofit Eastern Shore Writers Association, BTO is dedicated to helping writers improve their craft by providing first-rate educational sessions and inspirational tips across a variety of writing genres.


Chesapeake College is located in at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Md. Rt. 213 in Queen Anne's County, 15 miles east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  Follow this link for directions.

Its central location in Delmarva makes the college about an hour's drive from Washington's Capital Beltway, the Baltimore Beltway, or Dover, DE.  It's only slightly farther to Salisbury, Md.  (75 minutes) or Rehoboth Beach, DE. (90 minutes.)

Attendees looking for overnight accommodations should consider the Holiday Inn Express Easton about 13 miles east of the college on US Rt. 50 in Easton, Md.  It has reserved a block of rooms for BTO attendees at the nightly rate of $121 (plus tax).  To reserve our room, call 410-819-6500 by by February 6, 2020 and mention the conference name.

Attendees from the Western Shore might consider hotels closer to the Bay Bridge on or near Kent Island, including the Holiday Inn Express Annapolis East-Kent Island; the Best Western Kent Narrows Inn; or the Hilton Garden Inn Kent Island.

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