Conference Overview & History

Every winter 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 held 20 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. To learn more about Gilbert Byron's novels, poetry, and essays and the museum celebrating his life, visit the Web site of the Pickering Creek Audubon Center.














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March 11, 2017
Chesapeake College
Wye Mills, MD
HOW TO CONTACT US:  

College phone for weather cancellations: 
410-822-5400

Conference phone for program questions:
410-482-6337

Email the organizers:
info@baytoocean.com
                           BTO Conference founder Jacques Baker
2017 BTO COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Rick Barton - Co-Coordinator
Judy Reveal, Co-Coordinator
Paul Briggs
Mala Burt
Jo Ebling
Bonnie Feldstein
Charlene Marcum
Diane Marquette
Anne McNulty
Loriann Oberlin
Suzanne Sanders
Amy Steward
​Anny Williams
Kathleen Winter
Ann Wilson
Hal Wilson