Welcome writers!

The Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, founded in 1985, is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization supporting writers, other writers’ groups, and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula and the Eastern Shore.

We welcome members to share experiences with other writers about every facet of converting ideas, feelings, hopes, dreams, and opinions to the printed word. We are poets, novelists, and writers of stories, essays, articles, and memoirs. Members write fiction and nonfiction, for the page and for stage and screen. Some are editors and small publishers. Our members range from individuals who aspire to write to those who have published all of their lives.

Some of us are published, some write for the simple pleasure of the process. Others write so our family histories survive us. Whatever your reason for writing, the ESWA provides a supportive community.


Click here for takeaways from the 2016 Bay to Ocean Writers Conference … and for a look ahead to 2017




Please let us know about your writing accomplishments for inclusion in our monthly newsletters. Have you published a book? Attended a conference? Taken a really great research trip? Tell us about it and be sure to include an image of the book cover or other photos. You can send your news items to eswaeditor@gmail.com


Writers’ meet up planned for Salisbury

April 15th Writers meet up at Roadie Joes  in Salisbury. 6 to 7:30 – happy hour prices. Buy your own drinks and appetizers at happy hour prices. Come early and participate in the Salisbury Third Friday celebrations on the plaza.
Roadie Joe’s Bar & Grill
213 W Main St, Salisbury, MD 2180
PARKING at metered parking (not checked after 5pm) on Church Street or the public parking off of W. Market Street and Camden Avenue. 

SPEAKER – Mindie Burgoyne will speak about driving traffic to your writers blog.
Meet other writers on the Lower Shore and enjoy some conversation about writing.

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