The Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, founded in 1985, is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization supporting writers, other writers’ groups, and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula and the Eastern Shore. We welcome members to share experiences with other writers about every facet of … Learn more . . .
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“It’s amazing how rumors get started … Now, if some people in this town have nothing better to do than hang around Omar Hinton’s store and listen to other peoples’ business, that’s their problem, and they need a life.” The Oysterback Tales by Helen Chappell
“The parsonage is clean and dry; the town has friendly folk—Not half so dull as Murderkill, nor proud like Pocomoke.” Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
” … the bird turned suddenly toward him, ran a few ungainly steps along the shore, then rose in slow, extended, lovely flight. ‘Kraannk, kraannk!’ it cried as it passed overhead.” Chesapeake by James Michener
“The glare of the rising sun jeered its greeting across the Maryland sky so forcefully that it seemed to suck the air out of her body …” Song Yet Sung by James McBride
“Them’s the Lord’s oysters. The good Lord put them in the river for folks like us ones.” The Lord’s Oysters by Gilbert Byron
Bay to Ocean 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 surrounding states and the District of Columbia as well as throughout the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva region. The conference is … Learn more . . .
Meetings & Events
How to Write Winning Short Stories Workshop with Nancy Day Sakaduski Saturday, September 17, 2016 When it comes to giving your writing an award-winning polish, Nancy Day Sakaduski wrote the book…literally! She is the author of How to Write Winning Short … Learn more . . .
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We invite you to join the Eastern Shore Writers Association and connect with the writing community on the inspiring Delmarva Peninsula.
The Delmarva Review is a literary journal dedicated to the discovery of compelling new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We publish annually to inspire readers and writers who pursue excellence in literary writing. The 2015 edition presents new poetry and prose from thirty-five … Learn more . . .
Newsletter & More
The Eastern Shore Writers Association sends out a monthly e-newsletter with news about members, local events, opportunities for writers and general literary news from across the region. Please consider subscribing to the free monthly ESWA E-News so that you’re kept in the loop. In … Learn more . . .