The next Bay to Ocean Writers Conference will take place on March 10, 2018. 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.
The conference features dozens of other 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.
Registration is now open, and the full lineup of speakers and sessions are posted online. Click "Sessions & Speakers" in the drop-down menu above to see the full program.
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!