Lewes Creative Writers readings and conference to go virtual Aug. 14-15

July 20, 2020

The Lewes Public Library will hold its 13th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference via Zoom from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15.

An evening of readings via Zoom will start at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14. The four conference workshop presenters will read from their works. 

Workshops on a variety of writing-related topics will be offered Saturday.

To register for the free conference or the evening of readings, go to

The conference will feature two morning sessions and one afternoon session. Workshops offered during the morning sessions include Neither Fish Nor Fowl: Let’s Talk About the Prose Poem by Sandra Beasley; Getting Out of Line: Overcoming Linear Structure in Creative Nonfiction by Anne Colwell; Exit Strategies by Chet’la Sebree;  and Imagining the Future by Fran Wilde.

During a lunch break, conference participants may join a virtual 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 2020 recipients of Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowships in Literature.

During the afternoon, there will be one session with four workshop options: Poetry Roundtable by Sandra Beasley, Fiction Roundtable by Fran Wilde, Poetry Roundtable by Chet'la Sebree, and Nonfiction Roundtable by Anne Colwell. Roundtables are limited to eight participants each, and prospective attendees must submit one piece of work in order to be considered for admittance to the workshop. 

The Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference is sponsored by the Lewes Public Library, Delaware Division of Libraries, and National League of American Pen Women, Diamond Branch. 

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