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SATURDAY, MARCH 5th, 2022
Bay to Ocean Writers Conference


The 25th annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Chesapeake College. It features 32 sessions in eight tracks (plus two special sessions, with poet James Arthur), all led by a stellar lineup of professional writers. See an overview of the program on the BTO Program Page. The event is organized and sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association of Maryland. 


HISTORY & OVERVIEW

The Bay to Ocean Writers Conference brings together writers, editors, agents, and publishers from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C.  and surrounding states.  This one-day event has grown into a premier event for writers in the Mid-Atlantic.  In 2019, The Writer Magazine named BTO the best writing conference in Maryland.

BTO is a volunteer-run conference sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Our mission is to inform, encourage, and inspire writers and help them unravel the mysteries of the ever-changing publishing business. 

The first BTO conference was held 25 years ago by Friends of the Talbot County Free Library. It was and continues to be dedicated to the legacy of Gilbert Byron (1903-1991), who did more to capture the unique ambience of the Eastern Shore than any other writer in his time. Click here to learn more about Gilbert Byron's novels, poetry, and essays.


REGISTRATION
& REFUNDS

Early Bird pricing is available through January 31st in two categories -- ESWA members and non-ESWA members. See details of pricing and register here on our Registration Page

You may cancel your reservation up until February 19, 2022, two weeks before the conference, and receive a refund. Absolutely no refunds will be available after February 19.


Session Summaries by Track:

Fiction I  |  Fiction II  |  Poetry I  |  Poetry II  |  Publishing & Editing  |  Marketing  |  Craft  |  Specialty Writing


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