15th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference

The Evening of Readings and Writers’ Conference will be held virtually on Zoom,
using breakout rooms during the Conference.

An Evening of Readings
Friday, August 19 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Readers are Conference workshop presenters Cindy Callaghan, Siobhan Carroll, Anne Colwell, Gerry LaFemina, Alexander Long, and Sunny Rosen.
The Readings will be held virtually on Zoom. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link and passcode. If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please contact the Library.


Online registration for the 15th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference is now open.
Please read the workshop descriptions carefully before registering. If you have questions, please contact the Library.

Workshop Descriptions
Please read the workshop descriptions before you register.
– The deadline to submit materials for consideration for acceptance into any Roundtable workshop ended at noon on Friday, July 22, 2022. Registration for those workshops is closed and the option has been removed from the registration page.
– For Alexander Long’s workshops, you may attend both or either. They are standalone workshops.

Presenter Biographies
We encourage you to support the workshop presenters by purchasing a copy of their work(s). Please consider purchasing books from our local independent bookstore, Browseabout Books, located in Rehoboth Beach, DE. If you need the purchase mailed to you, there is a $5 shipping fee.



Conference Schedule
Saturday, August 20

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Keynote: Billie Travalini, Conference Organizer | General Remarks: Rebecca Lowe, Library Staff

9:15 – 10:45 AM
Session I

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Session II

12:45 – 1:45 PM
Delaware Division of the Arts

  • Part I Grants & Opportunities for Artists: Step-by-Step
  • Part II The 2022 Recipients of a Delaware Division of the Arts Fellows in Literature will read from their work
    JoAnn Balingit, Linda Blaskey, Jamie Brunson, Caleb Curtiss, Christina Durborow, Gregory K. Hammond, Alice Morris, and William Torrey

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Session II

If you are not familiar with Zoom, please review the following:
Basic Zoom instructions for participants
Zoom Video Tutorial

Closed captioning is available for the conference, but it must be enabled in your Zoom account settings.
Closed captioning instructions

Conference sponsored by:
Lewes Public Library
Delaware Division of the Arts *
Delaware Division of Libraries
John and Sally Freeman Foundation
National League of American Pen Women, Diamond State Branch

*This event is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.