St. Mary's College of Maryland
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Summer Programs

Registration and Fees

The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference is a five-day residential conference.

In order to reserve your space at this summer's Chesapeake Writers' Conference, you must first submit an appropriate writing sample with a cover letter detailing your workshop preference. Please allow 1-3 days for a thorough review of your submission. Accepted writers will receive an email provided link to our registration site, managed by Cvent. Creating a registration account will prompt the writer to select conference options such as room & board. The writer will then be asked to reserve their space by paying a $450.00 deposit via credit card through our secure online registration manager, or by a check mailed to:

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Business Office

18952 E. Fisher Road.

St. Mary's City, MD 20686

Please make all checks payable to St. Mary's College of Maryland and include Chesapeake Writers' Conference in the memo line. The writer may also decide to pay in full by either method.

Shortly before the start of the conference, the writer will receive a workshop packet including the sample works of all their peers. We ask that the writer read their peers' work seriously, critically, and constructively provide feedback to share during the workshop period.


Workshop Tuition: $600 (deposit of $450 due by June 30, 2012)
includes faculty fees and course materials

Meals: $100

Lodging: $200

includes private room in a townhouse shared with one other conference attendee with full kitchen and bath
(bedroom and bathroom linens provided for an additional $20)

Total Cost for residential attendees: $900

Total Cost for commuters: $700

Questions: Email the Chesapeake Writers' Conference or call Jerry Gabriel at 240-895-4236.

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St. Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001