Chesapeake Writers' Conference

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Write on the River 


The eleventh annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference will be held from June 16 to June 22, 2024, on the St. Mary’s College campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The conference features lectures, craft talks, readings, panel discussions, daily poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction workshops, and a Youth Workshop for high school-age writers. Faculty and speakers for 2024 are to be announced. 

The application window for the 2024 Chesapeake Writers' Conference will open in the winter of 2023/2024. There is no application fee, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

More information about next year’s conference is coming soon, so stay tuned here and on our website (linked here) and social media accounts (linked below) for details. 

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We hope you’ll join us in 2024 for words, water, woods, and more.

Write on the river,

Crystal Oliver
Director, Chesapeake Writers’ Conference

Chesapeake Writers' Conference