Opportunities and Announcements: Week of August 22, 2016

Tony Whedon

Tony Whedon will lead the 2016 Burlington Writers Workshop Guided Creative Nonfiction Retreat

The Lottery for the October 2016 Guided Creative Nonfiction Retreat with Tony Whedon is now open

This full-day retreat will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Treleven Farm Annex in New Haven, Vermont. Last year’s participants reported an amazing time of learning and growth with poet and essayist Tony Whedon.

The retreat lottery will be open through midnight, September 1. All active BWW members and volunteers are encouraged to enter.

Enter the lottery >

Opportunities

Retreat opportunities

September 2016 Guided Poetry Retreat with Baron Wormser
Saturday, September 17, 2016

In addition to the October 2016 Guided Creative Nonfiction Retreat mentioned above, we also have a few spaces left in our September 2016 Guided Poetry Retreat with Baron Wormser. This full-day retreat will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Adamant Music School in Adamant, Vermont. The remaining spaces will now be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enter the lottery now >

Current volunteer opportunities

Help staff the Burlington Book Festival table
September 17 – 18, 2016

The Burlington Book Festival is coming up fast and the BWW will be hosting a table at the event. Staffing the table is a great way to help support the BWW while connecting with other writers at the festival. If you’re interested, please contact us.

Introduce your favorite writer at the Book Festival

We also have an opportunity for BWW members to help introduce their favorite writers at the upcoming Burlington Book Festival on Saturday, September 17.

If you’d like to help introduce one of the writers listed below, please contact festival director Rick Kisonak directly at burlingtonmag@gmail.com.

M.T. Andersen│Jennifer Armstrong│Jensen Beach│Chard deNiord│Tina Escaja│Amy Hassinger│Ann Hood│Leland Kinsey│Meg Little Reilly│Graham Macindoe│Elizabeth Marshall Thomas│Vi Kha Nao│Jay Parini│John Elder Robison│Elizabeth Powell│Mario Susko│Susan Stellin│Z.G. Tomaszewski│Teri Youmans Grimm

Join the staff of Mud Season Review

We’re filling positions fast for Mud Season Review, but there are still some open.

Positions open now include:

  • Managing Editor, Project and Communications
  • PR/Marketing Manager
  • Fiction Co-editor (*new)

Positions opening in September (but still accepting applications now!) include:

  • Nonfiction Co-editor
  • Art Co-editor
  • Copyeditor

Learn more about the responsibilities, desired qualifications, and estimated time commitment for these positions. Get more info and apply now >

Announcements

Read some Faulkner with us

Come read with us on Tuesday nights this fall in Burlington

Come read with us on Tuesday nights this fall in Burlington

In case you missed last week’s Opportunities & Announcements, a reminder that the winner of the 2016 Fall Literature Reading Series poll is William Faulkner’s Absalom! Absalom!

The reading series kicks off with its first meeting on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. in Burlington. It’s a wonderful group that keeps regulars coming back each season and is always ready to welcome newcomers. RSVP now >

Also, the full September schedule is up now on Meetup.com. Find your favorite workshop >

Upcoming events

We have 2 exciting events coming up in September:

Writers in the Round at the Burlington Book Festival
Saturday, September 17, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hotel Vermont

As part of the Burlington Book Festival, join the Burlington Writers Workshop and Mud Season Review for an evening of “writers in the round,” where poets alternate reading short poems that play off what has just been read. This event will feature: Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord, accomplished Vermont poets Partridge Boswell and Julia Shipley, and our own Lauren Bender and Michelle Watters from Mud Season Review.

Location: Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry St in Burlington

RSVP now >

Book Tour: Best of the BWW 2016 Poetry Reading at Shelburne Vineyard
Sunday, September 25, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Shelburne Vineyard

Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop poet Zoe Armstrong

Zoe Armstrong will read her poetry at the upcoming Best of 2016 book tour event

Join us for a poetry reading at Shelburne Vineyard, hosted by Michelle Watters, poetry editor of The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016.

Enjoy a glass of local wine and delicious, perfectly paired appetizers while listening to the readings of four Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 poets: Zoe Armstrong, Mark Hoffman, Spencer Smith, and Jimmy Tee.

Location: Shelburne Vineyard,  6308 Shelburne Rd in Shelburne

RSVP now >

Read an interview with Best of 2016 poet Zoe Armstrong >

Congrats…

Repeating last week’s congrats & thanks as well due to a mailing list issue that kept us from mailing out last week’s Opportunities & Announcements post:

Congrats to Riki Moss, whose artwork was recently featured as part of the “Adept Pursuits – Accomplished Work” exhibit at the Fourth Corner Foundation Gallery in Windham, Vermont and is currently on display as part of the “Women In The Men’s Room” exhibit at The Men’s Room Salon, located right downstairs from the BWW space at 110 Main Street in Burlington. You can check out Riki’s work there through September.

Congrats to Amanda Vella, who was recently selected as part of the Wall to Canvas Live Art Competition, sponsored by the Magic Hat Brewing Company.

…and thanks

Thanks to JD Fox, who is moving on from his role as co-editor of fiction for Mud Season Review, for all he’s done for the journal.

Thanks to Sam Hughes, who is moving on from his role as our Monday night workshop host, for all of the many wonderful workshops he’s led for the BWW.

Welcome to new workshop leader Rosa Castellano, who will be leading a monthly Monday night poetry workshop beginning in September. And thank you to Martin BockAmanda Vella, and Michelle Watters—existing workshop leaders who will each also be hosting monthly Monday night workshops starting this fall.

Have you recently been published, won an award, taught a writing seminar, or accomplished something else you’d like to share with your fellow BWW members? If yes, please let us know so we can help share the good news!

An interview with Vermont poet Zoe Armstrong

Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop poet Zoe Armstrong

Zoe Armstrong will read her poetry at The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 book tour event at Shelburne Vineyard, Sunday, September 25, 2016

Our poetry editor, Michelle Watters, recently had this exchange with Zoe Armstrong, who will be reading her poetry at the upcoming The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 book tour event at Shelburne Vineyard. Here’s what Zoe had to say about her poetry and the inspiration for her writing.

How long have you been a member of the Burlington Writers Workshop?

Since June of 2014.

Do you feel it has helped your writing?

Yes, the BWW has helped me gain more confidence to be bold, silly, and controversial with my writing in a public forum. It has helped me think strategically about editing both of my own work and other people’s work. I have gained skills in hosting writing events and work-shopping.

In this year’s anthology, your poem “Wooly Worms” describes the narrator as “a huge alien in a big blue space ship.” Has there been a time in your life when you felt like an alien? 

Most days I generally feel modern humans have a disconnect with nature as much as we are connected to it. When I am on a highway in my car, a.k.a my spaceship, I observe the other space ships swirling around me on our tar pathways and I think the wild life would experience us as we would experience an actual alien in the sky from a space shape.

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of August 15, 2016

Come read with us on Tuesday nights this fall in Burlington

Come read with us on Tuesday nights this fall in Burlington

Thank you to everyone who voted in our poll to choose the novel for the 2016 Fall Literature Reading Series. The winner is William Faulkner’s Absalom! Absalom! The reading series kicks off with its first meeting on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. in Burlington. It’s a wonderful group that keeps regulars coming back each season and is always ready to welcome newcomers. RSVP now >

The full September schedule is also up now on Meetup.com. Find your favorite workshop >

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of August 1, 2016

This week brings a few new opportunities to get more involved in the Burlington Writers Workshop!

Baron Wormser, BWW guided poetry retreat leader

Baron Wormser, 2000 Poet Laureate of Maine, founder of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, and award-winning poet, will host the BWW’s 2016 Guided Poetry Retreat

First up:

Our September 2016 Guided Poetry Retreat with Baron Wormser

This full-day retreat will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the beautiful Adamant Music School in Adamant, Vermont.

The retreat lottery is open now through midnight, August 15, 2016. All active BWW members and volunteers are encouraged to enter!

Enter the lottery now >

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of July 18, 2016

Mud Season Review

View Issue #22 at www.mudseasonreview.com

A stunning new issue of Mud Season Review went live today. Issue #22 features the artwork of Ken Hohing, the fiction of Caitlin Hamilton Summie, the nonfiction of Barry Maxwell, and the poetry of Bruce Alford. I highly encourage you to check out Issue #22 >

Opportunities

Speaking of Mud Season Review…we are opening up several positions on the MSR staff so if you’d like to get involved—or if you’re already on staff and would like to try something new—now’s the time.

Positions open now include:

  • Managing Editor, Project and Communications
  • Managing Editor, Print Issue
  • Interview Editor
  • PR/Marketing Manager
  • Events Coordinator
  • Proofreaders

Positions opening in September include:

  • Editor-in-chief
  • Nonfiction Co-editor
  • Art Co-editor
  • Copyeditor

Learn more about the responsibilities, desired qualifications, and estimated time commitment for these positions. Get more info and apply now >

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of July 11, 2016

May Fundraiser UpdateThe May fundraising numbers are in. And they are impressive. Together, we raised a total of $7,802 in Maycombining our regular sustaining member donations and one-time donations coming in as part of the May fundraiser (including Mud Season Review manuscript reviews). This is exciting, as it will allow us to continue supporting the many high-quality, accessible literary workshops, programs, events, and publications that enrich all our livesand the larger Vermont creative community.

In fact, as we speak, your board is working hard on a workshop leader training program that will help our workshop leaders continue to grow in their roles and provide practical tools they can use to keep enhancing the workshop experience for all members. And that’s just one among many efforts to keep the BWW moving forward.

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of July 4, 2016

BWW poet Deb Sherrer

Poet Deb Sherrer reads at the Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 launch party

If you missed the Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 launch party earlier this spring, you can now check out the podcast from the evening! Listen to readings by Linda Quinlan, Ashleigh Ellsworth-Keller, Cardy Raper, Natasha Mieszkowski, and Deb Sherrer—all of whom have work featured in the anthology. And, if you like what you hear, consider picking up your own copy to read more.

Copies are $12 each and can be purchased in our Burlington space (by cash or check made payable to “Burlington Writers Workshop”) or online through our digital store.
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Podcast: The Launch of “The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016”

Natasha Mieszkowski reads her short story "Bug" at the launch party on April 29, 2016.

Natasha Mieszkowski reads her short story “Bug” at the launch party on April 29, 2016.

Miss the launch of The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 back in April? Fear not! We’ve got a podcast of readings by Linda Quinlan, Ashleigh Ellsworth-Keller, Cardy Raper, Natasha Mieszkowski, and Deb Sherrer. Click on the player below and enjoy! And remember, you can pick up your very own copy by bringing $12 (cash or check made payable to “Burlington Writers Workshop”) to our space at 110 Main Street, Studio 3C in Burlington, or pick one up online in our digital store.

Opportunities and Announcements: Week of June 27, 2016

The BWW's second

The BWW’s Infinite Summer 2016 kicks off with a picnic

Summer at the BWW is in full swing. And that means another annual Infinite Summer series is too. This series is, for me, a perfect example of what I love about the way we work here at the BWW, with programming driven by member ideas and the dedicated volunteers willing to make them happen. Last summer, we joined forces with Patrick Brownson, who’d been leading Infinite Summer (a summer-long guided reading of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest) for 2 years in Burlington. The initial group had so much fun together, we decided to extend the idea of a BWW literature reading series to an all-year affair. Members voted on which books to read each season (this year’s picks: Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend for the fall and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities for the spring). And now we’re a month into our second year of the BWW’s Infinite Summer series.

Here are a few thoughts from Patrick on how it’s going so far:

“On May 31st, we began the 4th annual Infinite Summer in Burlington. This is not the easiest club to be a part of—in that photo of our first meeting, the book is mostly being used to hold down the picnic blanket. Reading and digesting the whole novel is an enormous undertaking, both because of its sheer size and the weight of its subject matter. Nevertheless, we are entering 2016 with 8 dedicated readers who, at only 150+ pages, are already enriching my own reading. We’ve covered everything from the book’s horrendous and rampant drug use to irony and sincerity in American consumer culture to the genre-busting nature of Wallace’s masterpiece. I am so grateful that Burlington has produced so many thoughtful citizens with enough down time to help me get this thing read, and I can’t wait to see which way the conversations lead us.”
—Patrick Brownson, Infinite Summer workshop leader

You can also read another perspective on this growing group of dedicated readers from member Anna Carey. And if you haven’t had a chance to join yet, not to worry. We’ll have a new reading series in the fall—with the opportunity to help pick the book—and hopefully we’ll be kicking off yet another Infinite Summer next June!

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of June 21, 2016

Mud Season Review Issue #21Issue #21 of Mud Season Review is now live! Take a look at this month’s issue to see the artwork of Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees and read the fiction of Jessica Bryant Klagmann, nonfiction of Nancy Wyland, and poetry of Ace Boggess.

Opportunities

An opportunity from a BWW sponsor, the League of Vermont Writers

Support for the BWW comes from the League of Vermont Writers. LVW invites you to their biennial WRITERS MEET AGENTS event on July 23 at the Double Tree Hotel in South Burlington. The all-day event includes presentations, panels, and opportunities to pitch your finished manuscript to agents.

Several BWW members have signed up so far and we’ll also have a booth at the event. Hope to see you there! Visit the LVW website to register, purchase one-on-one pitch sessions, and get more details > 

Other upcoming opportunities

Never been to a BWW workshop?
Our new member informational workshops are the best way to get started. There are still spots left in our next one coming up on Monday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Burlington.  We’ll talk about how the workshops work, our approach to giving feedback, how to submit a request to have your work reviewed, and the many other opportunities for getting involved in the BWW. RSVP now >

Get involved by volunteering
The saying may be worn, but the sentiment is not. Lots of hands make light work. If you’d like to volunteer to help out with the BWW, please contact us anytime. If you’re not sure how you can help or how much time you can give, we’re happy to find opportunities that fit your skills and schedule. There are many ways, big and small, in-person and virtual, that you can be part of helping the BWW keep doing what we do.

Read for Mud Season Review
Interested in fiction? You might enjoy becoming a fiction reader for our literary journal, Mud Season Review. While there are occasional in-person staff meetings for the journal, much of the work for this role can be done online from home. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us.

Announcements

Retreat update

The lottery for our first retreat (the guided fiction retreat with Megan Mayhew Bergman) is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Lottery winners will be notified and asked to confirm their spots by June 24. If you don’t hear from us, we encourage you to enter the lotteries for future retreats. The next lottery will be open beginning July 1. More info on upcoming retreats can be found here >

Flynn Center blog

Burlington Writers Workshop members regularly blog for the Flynn. These members recently wrote about performances as part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival:

Lorraine Ryan wrote this review of Diane Schuur and the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.

Brett Sigurdson wrote this review of Antibalas and this review of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Josh McDonald wrote this review of the Ingrid Jensen Quintet.

Congrats and thanks

A huge congratulations to our chairman of the board, Peter Biello, for his radio team’s recent National Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television News Association. Peter and his New Hampshire Public Radio news team won in the category of New Series for their series titled “The First Decade: Early Childhood Disparities and the Future of N.H.’s Kids.” You can listen to the full series here >

Welcome to Lauren Bender, our new Mud Season Review poetry reader.

Thank you Dan Hopkinson, our new space volunteer for Tuesday summers in the Burlington space.

Thank you to Darlene Witte-Townsend and Wendy Andersen for their work in reconfiguring our Burlington workshop space.

Our hours

Stop into our Burlington space (110 Main Street, Studio 3C) during the following times this week to get some quiet writing or reading time in, or to find out more about the BWW:

Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Opportunities and Announcements: Week of June 13, 2016

Writers Kerrin McCadden and Jensen Beach

Kerrin McCadden and Jensen Beach share their process at the February 2016 StoryCraft event

Our July schedule is up at Meetup.com and we have lots of great summer workshops on the schedule, including guest author workshops with fiction writer Jensen Beach and poet Kerrin McCadden. Spots are filling up fast. RSVP now for Jensen’s workshop on Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 p.m. in Burlington and for Kerrin’s workshop on Monday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. in Burlington.

Opportunities

An opportunity from a BWW sponsor, the League of Vermont Writers

Support for the BWW comes from the League of Vermont Writers. LVW invites you to their biennial WRITERS MEET AGENTS event on July 23 at the Double Tree Hotel in South Burlington. The all-day event includes presentations, panels, and opportunities to pitch your finished manuscript to agents. Visit the LVW website to register, purchase one-on-one pitch sessions, and get more details > 

Other upcoming opportunities

PechaKucha Night: Vermonters on the Crafting of Good Stories. Join our StoryCraft partners for a PechaKucha Night on July 14, 6 p.m. at Chef’s Corner/FlynnDog Gallery, 208 Flynn Ave in Burlington—the final event in the StoryCraft series. As the BWW partnered with RETN and Spindle & Widget to kick off the first session in the series, we hope BWW members will come out to support the final event. PechaKucha is a worldwide phenomenon that uses a quick and concise presentation format that allows several presenters to share their ideas in one evening. Learn more about this event or about being a presenter >

Stowe Story Labs is offering a 4-day intensive program, September 10-13, 2016 at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT, for emerging screenwriters, filmmakers, and creative producers with narrative projects in all stages of development. Submit an application >

Join us for a new member informational workshop on Monday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Burlington. If you’ve been wanting to attend a BWW workshop, but haven’t been sure how to get started, here’s your chance. Please join us for an informational meeting for new members. We’ll talk about how the workshops work, our approach to giving feedback, how to submit a request to have your work reviewed, and the many other opportunities for getting involved in the BWW. RSVP now >

Enter the retreat lottery for our fiction retreat with Megan Mayhew Bergman on Saturday, July 23. The lottery is open through June 15. Get more details and enter your name >

Announcements

Flynn Center blog

Burlington Writers Workshop members regularly blog for the Flynn. These members recently wrote about performances as part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival:

Brett Sigurdson wrote this preview of Antibalas and this preview of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.

Lorraine Ryan wrote this preview of Diane Schuur & the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.

Cynthia Close wrote this review of Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars and this review of Jenny Scheinman & Myra Melford.

Congrats and thanks

Thank you to Barbie Alsop for her generous donation of a printer/copier for the BWW space.

Our hours

Stop into our Burlington space (110 Main Street, Studio 3C) during the following times this week to get some quiet writing or reading time in, or to find out more about the BWW:

Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Opportunities and Announcements: Week of June 6, 2016

Thank You! (1)Thank you to all the kind and generous writers who made contributions to the Burlington Writers Workshop during our May fundraiser. We had a goal of $6,000 and we definitely reached that goal. The exact amount isn’t clear yet. We’re still waiting on a few checks that were pledged in May. Once those come in, we’ll be able to give you a better picture of how much we raised. But you did great work and you’re helping us cover the cost of the space, our events, and our publications. And there are still some pint glasses available as a thank-you gift if you’d like to make a $150 contribution!

Your fearless leader, Danielle Thierry, took a short break from BWW-related duties last week, so I’m filling in with this regular update on literary opportunities and organization announcements. If I’ve missed something, please let me know!

Opportunities

Our friends at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts are offering a special deal on their “Performance Creation” class for BWW members. From their website: “How do we harness our diverse art-making toward a socially conscious bigger purpose? Find out by working together to share, inspire, create, and collaborate in this unique, interdisciplinary intensive weekend with fellow artists. Using improvisation in a variety of structured solo and group formats, we explore different ways of creating, ultimately devising a powerful interdisciplinary performance piece that speaks our collective and individual truths.” Use the promo code BWW for 50% off.

As you may know, we’ve got a few books to sell this year (The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 and Mud Season Review 2016). Libraries often buy these, but they need to be asked first! I’ve got a list of libraries that we can divide up among a few intrepid volunteers. Volunteers would call the libraries and ask if they’d like to buy one of these. You’ll send me the list of which libraries want which books, and I’ll send out books and invoices. Any volunteers ready to help? Contact me.

Announcements

Cynthia Close has a few new posts up on the Flynn Center blog.

Brett Sigurdson interviews Jennifer Sinor in Mud Season Review.

JD Fox interviews Tyler Barton in Mud Season Review.

Thanks to JD Fox, Natasha Mieskowski, Katie Stromme, Robin Lauzon, and Rebecca Starks for helping out with Mud Season Review feedback thank-you gifts. We raised about $4,300 in May thanks to their hard work.

And, of course, the July workshops are now posted. Please take a moment to claim your seat! (You must log into Meetup.com, of course.)

 

Opportunities and Announcements: Week of May 31, 2016

BWW 2016 Retreats

Retreat season is upon us once again! In both the 2014 and 2015 BWW member surveys, writing retreats topped the list of member priorities. Last year’s retreat series was a great success and we’re excited to bring you the series again this year.

Our retreat committee has created 4 retreats to be held monthly, July – October. To make sure there’s something for everyone, we’re offering a mix of locations, topics, and retreat types—with 3 guided retreats in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry led by accomplished instructors as well as a free-form retreat with lots of time for focusing on your own writing projects in a quiet, inspiring atmosphere. As with all of our programming, these retreats are free. Participation will be decided through a lottery system.

First up in the series is a Guided Fiction Retreat with Megan Mayhew Bergman, Saturday, July 23 in Georgia, VT. The lottery for this retreat will be open now through June 15.

Learn more about the retreats and how you can participate > 

Fundraising update

We’re wrapping up our May Fundraiser and it’s looking like we’re going to hit our goal! As of right now, we’re just $10 away from our $6,000 goal for the month. Thank you. And if you’d like to be the one to get us to the goal, consider donating $10 or more today. We’ll share the final fundraising numbers next week. It is so inspiring to know that we have the funds to keep programs like the retreat series going!

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of May 23, 2016

Mud Season Review

Check out Mud Season Review Issue #20 at www.mudseasonreview.com

Mud Season Review Issue #20 is live this week! I encourage you to check out the environmental artwork of Sally Linder and delve into the writing of Tyler Barton (fiction), Lauren Spinabelli (nonfiction), and Peter Vanderberg (poetry). Read the issue >

If you couldn’t make it to MSR‘s launch party for print issue vol. 2, or you just want to hear the fantastic readings from Robin McLean, Alison Prine, Ralph Culver, and Sean Prentiss again, you can also check out our podcast of the evening.  The print issue can be purchased online or in our Burlington space.

Fundraising update

We’ve raised $4,450 of our $6,000 goal! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. If you haven’t made your donation yet during our May Fundraiser, I hope you’ll consider giving what you can to help us keep Mud Season Review and all the other great things we’re doing here going for another year. For sustaining donors ($12/month or a one-time, $150 donation), we’ll thank you with a pair of BWW pint glasses.

Opportunities

Contest and awards

Southern Poetry Review‘s Guy Owen Award offers $1,000 and publication for an unpublished poem. Deadline (postmark) is May 31, 2016. Read the full submission guidelines >

BOA Editions offers $1,000 and publication for a short story collection (90 – 200 pages). Deadline is May 31, 2016. Read the full submission guidelines >

Upcoming workshops

Our first Saturday Prose Workshop is coming up on June 4. Join us at the Burlington space at 10:30 a.m. RSVP now >

Join us for the first of our summer Monday Night Poetry Workshops on June 6, 6:30 p.m. in Burlington. It’s all poetry, all summer on Monday nights. RSVP now >

Announcements

Do you have interest in a potential children’s writing workshop? We have a member who is eager to see who else might enjoy discussing and workshopping children’s literature. If you’re interested, please contact us so we can gauge interest in a potential workshop.

Flynn Center blog

BWW members regularly blog for the Flynn.

Cynthia Close recently wrote this review of Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq’s May 14 performance at FlynnSpace.

Congrats and thanks

Congratulations to Deena Frankel and Bill Torrey for their excellent showing in The Vermont Moth GrandSLAM II: When Worlds Collide at the Flynn.

Thank you to Eva Gumprecht for her work in securing a great new home for our Montpelier workshops.

Our hours

Stop into our Burlington space (110 Main Street, Studio 3C) during the following times this week to get some quiet writing or reading time in, or to find out more about the BWW:

Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Podcast: Mud Season Review’s 2016 Print Launch Party

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Alison Prine reads from her work at Hotel Vermont on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

You may have heard that Mud Season Review launched its second print issue at Hotel Vermont a few weeks ago. If you missed the readings by Robin McLean, Alison Prine, Ralph Culver, and Sean Prentiss, you can listen to them here!

You can purchase your copy of Mud Season Review here.

Our podcast is available on iTunes, so feel free to subscribe to it there!