St. Mary’s College of Maryland offers the first Chesapeake Writers’ Conference from July 11-15, 2012. For five days, writers will work with conference faculty to hone their craft in one of six genres—fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, food writing, writing about place, and writing for children. Attendees will work in small workshops led by acclaimed writers, college faculty, and publishing representatives. Craft classes and readings will supplement the workshop experience.
Participants will also be able to experience the bounty of summertime southern Maryland as they enjoy concerts, kayaking, and day-tripping to nearby wineries and parks. Accommodations will be provided in townhouses on the college campus.
The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2012. More information can be found by email.