15th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference Draws 200 Writers from Mid-Atlantic Region

The 15th annual Bay to Ocean (BTO) Writers Conference, held on February 25, 2012, at Chesapeake College, in Wye Mills, MD, drew a sellout crowd of over 200 writers from across the Mid-Atlantic region. Participants of the conference, held at Chesapeake College, selected up to five workshops and programs from 25 sessions presented by experienced authors, poets, screenwriters, writing instructors, freelance writers, agents, editors, and publishers. The conference is sponsored each year by the Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA) (www.easternshorewriters.org), a nonprofit organization supporting writers and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula.

According to Rick Barton, conference coordinator, “The conference was a huge hit from the perspective of the team of volunteers. The feedback from the evaluations agrees that the presenters were excellent, the College was a great host, and the volunteers provided great service. Most important of all, the writers left with greater knowledge and inspiration.”

For further information on next year’s Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, visit www.baytoocean.com

In photo above: Pictured, front row, left to right, are Bay to Ocean Writers Conference committee members Ann Williams, Charlene Marcum, and Barbara Reisert. Pictured second row, left to right are Anne McCormick, Laura Ambler, Mala Burt, George Merrill, Hal Wilson, and Amy Steward. Pictured back row, left to right, are Jerry Sweeney, Wilson Wyatt, and Rick Barton. Committee members absent from the photo include: Carol Feierabend, Bonnie Feldstein, Diane Marquette, Margot Miller, Jeanne Pinault, Judy Reveal, Leslie Walker, and Kathleen Winter.

In photo: Pictured are three generations of writers from the Baker family (left to right): Hannah Huband, granddaughter; Kay Huband, daughter; and Jacques Baker, one of the founders of the Bay to Ocean Writer’s Conference.