2017 CONFERENCE WILL BE JUNE 18-24, 2017
Join us on Maryland’s Western Shore—five minutes from the Chesapeake, ten from the Potomac–for a week of craft talks, lectures, panel discussions, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.
The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference, located on the campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, is in its fifth year. Each summer, we host between 35 and 45 writers at all levels of experience for a week of lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions (including an entire day with publishing professionals), as well as daily workshops in the genre each participant has applied in–fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.
These workshops, as well as the other events, are led by exemplary faculty, including National Book Award finalist, Patricia Henley, and PEN/Diamondstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay finalist, Angela Pelster. We also offer course credit for those enrolled in a degree program.
This year, we have added a new offering designed for high school-aged youth, a multi-genre course in which participants try their hand at a range of writing genres and styles.
Enrollment is limited; applications are accepted on a rolling basis.