Chesapeake Writers’ Conference 2013


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Jerry Gabriel, Director
Chesapeake Writers’ Conference
Montgomery Hall
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686

Trips & Rec

Smith Island Cultural Center

During your stay at St. Mary’s you will have the opportunity to accompany your peers to the Smith Island Cultural Center. Here you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, learn something new at the museum, or try their famous Smith Island Cakes. Those involved who choose to attend will take a relaxing, air-conditioned ferry tour across the Chesapeake Bay to reach the secluded island. Once on the island, you will have the opportunity to go antiquing, try some freshly grown figs, or tour the islands trails.  For more details on the attractions contained within the Smith Island Cultural Center, click on the link below:

Solomon’s Island Trips

You can join the group shuttle out to Solomon’s Island and enjoy the boardwalk scenery, the many choices of dining (casual to fine), and the Calvert Marine Museum. Follow this link to check out the Calvert Marine Museum: 

Restaurants in Solomon’s are approximately 30 minutes from St. Mary's Campus.

Check out our list of favorites in the Food and Libations section.

For a full picture of what there is to do in Solomon’s, visit:

The River Concert Series. Friday Evening at 8pm

The River Concert Series, whose repertoire ranges from serious classical composition, to light classics, to jazz, is a long standing and wildly popular event in southern Maryland event that we are lucky to be around for on Friday night. It actually happens on the green in front of the townhouses we’ll be staying in.