Join us for the Canal Town Writers Conference

The Canal Town Writers Conference sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association returns September 28, 2019, offering an opportunity for engaging with fellow writers and energizing your own writing in the beautiful setting of historic Chesapeake City, MD.

Set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the conference will offer two sessions in the meeting room at the Chesapeake City branch library. The sessions with writing coaches John DeDakis and Nancy Mitchell are intended to be of interest to writers in all genres and experience levels. There will be an opportunity to enjoy lunchtime fellowship and networking.

The conference itself is free. Attendees will be paying for their own lunch in a group setting.

“Chesapeake City has a rich literary heritage with ties to Jack D. Hunter, Edna Ferber, and George Alfred Townsend,” said David Healey, a local author and Eastern Shore Writers Association board member who is helping to organize the event. “The Canal Town Writers Conference builds on this heritage by gathering writers from across the region to improve their craft, enjoy fellowship with other writers, and to explore historic Chesapeake City.”

Space is limited to 30 seats. Please email to reserve your spot.


Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association

Saturday, September 26, 2019

Chesapeake City Branch Library community room

2527 Augustine Herman Highway

 Note library doors open at 10 am

10-10:15 am Arrival and fellowship

10:15-11:15 am First session

11:15-11:30 am Break

11:30 am-12:30 pm Second session

12:30 pm-1:45 pm  Networking lunch (Maria’s and JoJo’s diner within walking distance)

Chesapeake City offers several places to dine or enjoy more fellowship afterwards.