The 2020 Chesapeake Writers’ Conference is watching the developing COVID-19 situation closely. We remain optimistic about holding the conference, so long as the danger of virus infection has passed, but will assess the situation in mid-May to make a final decision. Please stay tuned for further messages. You can sign up for conference news on this page or follow us on Facebook.
Join us on Maryland’s Western Shore-for the 9th Annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference for a week of craft talks, lectures, panel discussions, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, translation, songwriting, or creative nonfiction. Our excellent faculty include Liz Arnold (poetry), Matt Burgess and Patricia Henley (fiction), Crystal Brandt (songwriting), Angela Pelster (creative nonfiction) and Matthew Henry Hall (youth workshop).Have a look around the website to learn more about these opportunities, as well as information about a day-long visit on campus from publishing professionals, an excursion to the Chesapeake Bay, college course credit, and Continuing Professional Development credit for teachers. St. Mary’s College sits at the bend of the St. Mary’s River, just upstream from the confluence of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake. The place has a quiet, pastoral beauty.
Enrollment is limited. There is no deadline, as applications are accepted on a rolling basis.