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Bay To Ocean Writers Conference

Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Wye Mills, MD

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Bay to Ocean Conference 2013 Ended $99.00 $0.00
Bay to Ocean Conference 2013 Student ticket Ended $55.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Welcome! We look forward to seeing you at the 16th Bay to Ocean Writers Conference 2013.. Your admission fee covers all conference sessions, a continental breakfast, networking lunch, and refreshments during the day.

Check in:

Conference check in opens at 8:00 a.m. and continues until 9:00 a.m., in the Kent Humanities Building (located on the back side of the campus). When you arrive at the college, drive halfway around College Circle to the rear of the campus. Free parking is in front of the Kent Humanities & Cadby Theatre Building entrance. A continental breakfast will be available after your check in.


You will have the opportunity to select up to five sessions from 30 programs during the day. Each session or workshop is one hour, in new classrooms with 15-minute breaks between.  Just walk to the classroom of your speaker choice. While classrooms have capacity limits, there are enough topics that you should be able to select most of your first choices. Descriptions of the sessions and speaker biographies are on the website and will be listed in the Program as you check in.

Just a reminder that no children are permitted, and no pets are allowed, except service animals.

Cancellation Policy:

There are no refunds unless you cancel your registration before February 02, 2013. If the conference is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, you will be reimbursed for part of the fee (please visit the website for additional details). Payment will be made within 60 days of cancellation.

Phone number for weather cancellations: 410-822-5400.  You can also check our website. Thankfully, we have not had to cancel the conference for any reason in its 15-year history.

Map and Driving Directions are on the "About Us" link of our website. The college is located at the intersection of MD 50 and Rt. 214 (Centreville Rd.), about 15 minutes north of Easton. Nearby lodging information can be found on the website:

If you have additional conference program questions, please call: 410-221-1506.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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When & Where

Kent Humanities & Cadby Theatre Building
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

Every February since 1998, the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference has brought together writers, editors, agents, and publishers from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. 

BTO is a nonprofit, volunteer-run conference sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Our mission is to inform, encourage, and inspire writers and help them unravel the mysteries of the ever-changing publishing business. 

The first BTO conference was started 14 years ago by Friends of the Talbot County Free Library. It was and continues to be dedicated to the legacy of Gilbert Byron (1903-1991), who did more to capture the unique ambience of the Eastern Shore than any other writer in his time.

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