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 2017 conference is set for Saturday, March 11.
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.
BTO also offers one-on-one manuscript reviews with experienced writing instructors and editors for registered attendees for a fee. See our Manuscript page for details.
Above all, we strive to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone!