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Bay to Ocean Writers Conference Sells Out

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The 17th annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, to be held on February 22, 2014 at Chesapeake College, in Wye Mills, Maryland, has sold out in advance for the ninth consecutive year. The event’s popularity has increased, and with it, the ability to accommodate more writers. This year’s conference features twenty four sessions and workshops for beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers and will host about 250 participants from the Chesapeake region and surrounding states. The conference is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association.  Registration for BTO 2015 will begin in October 2014. For information, visit www.baytoocean.com.

Register Now For 17th Bay To Ocean Writers Conference 2014

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.

Save the Date: Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

The 17th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference will be held 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 writers from five states and the District of Columbia. Registration will open on October 1 at http://www.baytoocean.com. Early registration is recommended as the conference has sold out for the last seven years.

More Than 200 Attend Writers Conference

Leslie Walker session Boing Boing 2 (400 x 267)The 16th annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference (BTO) at Chesapeake College drew a sellout crowd of more than 200, most from the mid-Atlantic region. Participants at the February 23 event selected five sessions, from thirty offerings, led by novelists, poets, screenwriters, freelancers, instructors, agents, editors and publishers.

“Great sessions – each provided practical tips on writing and/or the art of being published. Thanks to all involved for this excellent conference. Food and drinks were great too,” commented one attendee on the evaluation form. Another of the 129 positive surveys read, “I really enjoyed the conference this year. Great topics and well spaced sessions.”

The conference is sponsored each year by ESWA, the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Next year’s conference will be February 22 at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills. For information on next year’s BTO Conference or the sponsoring organization, ESWA, visit www.baytoocean.com . Registration for BTO 2014 will open in October.

In photo: Leslie Walker teaches a workshop entitled How to Develop a Popular Blog

Bay to Ocean Writers Conference Sells Out

The 16th annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, to be held on February 23, 2013 at Chesapeake College, has sold out in advance for the eighth consecutive year. The event’s popularity has increased, and with it, the ability to accommodate more writers. This year’s conference features thirty sessions and workshops for beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers and will host about 230 participants from the Chesapeake region and surrounding states. The conference is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association. For information on next year’s Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, visit www.baytoocean.com later in 2013.

Experts to Speak at Local February Writers Conference

The popular Bay to Ocean Writers Conference will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD. Registrations are still being accepted at www.baytoocean.com for this one-day event, which features thirty sessions and workshops for writers of all levels.

All aspects of the craft and business of writing will be addressed by best-selling authors, award-winning poets, essayists, publishers, marketing and digital media specialists, a literary agent, an attorney, a screenwriter, and others.

Kent Island resident and award-winning journalist Robert Bidinotto will present two sessions, one detailing the writing and publication of his best-selling debut thriller, Hunter, and a workshop on how to successfully market an electronic book (ebook) by gaining a foothold among the millions of competing titles.

Bidinotto’s tips include how to identify a target audience, carve out a distinctive niche, make a book “discoverable,” and use Amazon’s powerful marketing tools to maximize sales. Through Amazon, he has sold 70,000 copies of Hunter to date.

Easton author John Reisinger will present a session on the art and techniques of non-fiction writing and how he uses real life as the basis of his books, including mysteries, based on real cases.

Reisinger will reveal what he’s learned about fact-based writing during the writing of three historical novels, one major biography, and three fact-based mysteries, plus how to select a topic, research it, and organize it. He’ll talk about how writing non-fiction differs from fiction based on real events, and how it has its own rules. Reisinger says, “This type of writing requires lots of research and organization, but it’s very rewarding. Truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to be believable, but truth doesn’t.”

Reisinger’s completely non-fiction book, Master Detective, is the true story of detective Ellis Parker and his controversial involvement in the investigation of the infamous Lindbergh kidnapping of 1932. Timeframe Films, producers of films for both Nova and the History Channel is currently planning a feature film-length version of this book.

 

 

Register Now for 16th Bay to Ocean Writers Conference 2013

The 16th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference will be held February 23, 2013 at Chesapeake College, in Wye Mills, Maryland. This year’s conference features thirty sessions/workshops—the most ever. Topics include: the internet for writers, the craft of writing, genre fiction, poetry, publishing, marketing, editing, pitching, essays, and non-fiction. One-to-one manuscript reviews by published authors will be available by appointment. Conference fees will be $99 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 writers from five states and the District of Columbia. Registration is open now at http://www.baytoocean.com. Early registration is recommended as the conference has sold out for the last six years.

Save the Date! 2013 Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

The 16th Bay to Ocean Writers Conference (BTO), sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Chesapeake College, in Wye Mills, MD. The 2012 conference set records, selling out for the fifth year in a row, reaching 192 participants, and featuring 24 knowledgeable speakers. Of the 2012 conference participants, 60% were new to the conference, coming from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

• www.baytoocean.com for further details on the 2013 conference
• http://baytoocean.com/Photos.html to view photos from previous conferences
• www.easternshorewriters.org for information on Eastern Shore Writers’ Association
• www.youtube.com/baytoocean to see a video of the 2012 conference

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.

Bay to Ocean Writers Conference Sells Out

The Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, to be held on February 25. 2012 at Chesapeake College, has sold out in advance for the seventh consecutive year. While the 2011 event increased its capacity to accommodate more writers, its popularity has grown, as well. About 220 participants from the Chesapeake region and surrounding states will attend the conference, which is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association. For further information on next year’s Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, visit www.baytoocean.com later in 2012.