Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference to be held Aug. 17


The 12th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference will be held at the Lewes Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Workshops on a variety of writing-related topics will be offered throughout the day.

In addition to the Conference on Saturday, there will be an Evening of Readings on Friday, Aug. 16, starting at 5 p.m. in the library. Six of the conference workshop presenters will read from their works. To register for the free conference or the Evening of Readings, visit the library’s website at www.lewes.lib.de.us.

The conference features two morning sessions and one afternoon session. Workshops offered during the first morning session include “Someone Else’s Shoes: Playing with Persona” by Sandra Beasley, “The Importance of Rewriting and Editing” by Michele Chynoweth, “Which Publishing Path to Take & How to Land a Literary Agent” by Michele Chynoweth, and a panel discussion “Anthology versus Contests: Which is the Better Choice and Why?” featuring Linda Blaskey, Richard Peabody and Billie Travalini.

During a lunch-break conference, participants may attend a chat, “Grants & Opportunities for Artists: Step-by-Step,” by Roxanne Stanulis, program officer with the Delaware Division of the Arts. Following that will be readings by the 2019 Delaware Division of the Arts Fellows in Literature. For a listing of the Fellows, visit the library’s website.

During the afternoon, there will be one session with two workshop choices: “The Mind of a Young Reader: A Rare and Precious Thing” by David Teague, and “Flash Fiction (also known as Short-Short Fiction)” by Billie Travalini.

For more information about the workshops, biographies of the workshop leaders and registration, visit www.lewes.lib.de.us. The Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference is sponsored by the Lewes Public Library, Delaware Division of Libraries, Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild, and National League of American Pen Women, Diamond Branch.