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

Testimonials from 2013 Participants

  • "This conference has benefited me enormously as a writer. I have learned so much about how to improve my writing, and what to do with my writing work when I actually finish it."

  • "I wish I had received this opportunity to work on my writing in the intensive conference format during my own time in college."

  • "This is, by far, the best writing conference I have attended (I attend about one a year) ... and I believe that Jerry Gabriel and his team were able to weave together excellent faculty and a varied and useful program format in a fun, instructive, and supportive way for writers of all levels." 

  • "This incomparably beautiful, walkable, and well-appointed campus was easy to navigate and great to be at."

  • "I met and made many new friends in the writing community and I was blown away by the quality of the St. Mary's College students in my workshop."

  • "I was especially grateful to have such a talented workshop leader--Ana Maria Spagna. She is a remarkable teacher and facilitator."

  • "Most importantly, my writing improved and I am inspired to write MORE!"

  • "Greatest experience. This opened so many doors and gives me so much inspiration."

  • "It was very informative and inspirational – giving a hard-eyed look at our work resulting in much more polished stories, novels, poems. Published or not, we walk out of here as professionals."

  • "Not a single complaint was heard all week. I not only enjoyed myself beyond measure, but have found the writing community I’ve sought after for so many years. Can’t wait to see everyone again next year!"

  • "Chesapeake Writers’ Conference is the first conference I have ever attended. I can’t wait to come back and learn even more! The networks, friendships, and publishing opportunities will keep me grounded while I move forward."

  • "The St. Mary’s Campus was an amazing place to get away and an inspiring place to write. Watching the sun set over the water with my new friends each night was unforgettable."