Chesapeake Writers’ Conference

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St. Mary’s City, MD, United States
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The tenth annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference was held from June 18 to June 24 on the St. Mary’s College campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The conference featured lectures, craft talks, readings, panel discussions, and daily workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poet Elizabeth Arnold, fiction writer Patricia Henley, and creative nonfiction writer Angela Pelster. The cost of tuition was $800; the cost of tuition with college course credit was $1,200. Double-occupancy lodging on campus was available for $468, and single-occupancy lodging was $936. Using only the online application system, writers submitted a workshop application and a writing sample of four to six poems or up to 15 pages of prose. There was no application fee. Applications were accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations included elevators in all multilevel event spaces; accessible sidewalks, pathways, doorways, parking, restrooms, and event spaces. Contact the St. Mary’s College Office of Accessibility Services at (240) 895-2250, (240) 895-4327 for TTY service, or for additional accessibility details. 

Contact Information

Chesapeake Writers’ Conference, St. Mary’s College, Montgomery Hall, 47645 College Drive, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686. Crystal Oliver, Conference Director.