About the 2021 Chesapeake Writing Workshop

Online: The 2021 CWW is an Online Conference to keep everyone safe, on September 10-11, 2021. There is much more to say about this, but immediately you should understand 1) This will be easy and awesome, and online conferences we’ve done thus far have received wonderful feedback, 2) You do not have to be tech-savvy to do this, and 3) We are keeping all aspects of the event, including one-on-one agent & editor pitching, which will now be done by Skype or Zoom or phone. Learn all details about the CWW Online Conference here and what everything means.



This is a special two-day “How to Get Published” online writing workshop on September 10-11, 2021. In other words, it’s two days full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome. And even though this is the “Chesapeake” Writing Workshop, make no mistake — writers from everywhere are welcome to attend virtually.

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 1.44.34 AMThis event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey.

The 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Chesapeake Writing Workshops were a success, and we are excited about the 2021 event. Registration for 2021 is now OPEN.

This independent event is organized by coordinators Brian Klems & Chuck Sambuchino of Writing Day Workshops, with assistance from local writing groups.