Registration is open now for the 17th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference to be held on February 22, 2014 at Chesapeake College, in Wye Mills, Maryland. This year’s conference features twenty-four sessions/workshops. Topics include: the craft of writing—fiction, poetry, mystery, memoir, magazine features; publishing, including self-publishing; the business of writing; digital issues—blogging and using social media; and how books get made into films. One-to-one manuscript reviews by published authors will be available by appointment. Conference fees are $115 for adults and $55 for students with ID. As one of the region’s premier educational seminars, last year’s conference drew a sellout crowd of over 200 from five states and the District of Columbia. Register soon at http://www.baytoocean.com. Early registration is recommended as the BTO conference has sold out early for the last seven years. ESWA, the Eastern Shore Writers Association, sponsors the conference.