BWW organizer Peter Biello sanding one of the two new workshop tables.
We’ve been using donated tables since we opened in January, and they have been great, though a little bit awkward, since one table was about three feet shorter than the other. BWW member Rob Lietar bought the wood and other materials for matching pine tables. On Saturday, Rob and I screwed the planks in place. Yesterday, I sanded one of them flat, and it’s looking good (so far).
Rob will be sanding, gap-filling, and sanding again this week. We’ll stain the tables next weekend, so we’re hoping to have these installed by Monday, October 13th. If anyone has experience making furniture and some time to spare, please do let me know. Rob knows the ropes, but an extra set of hands could be a big help!
Anyway, here are this week’s opportunities and announcements.
I mentioned last week that we’re now looking for editors for The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2015. I hope you’ll take a moment to look at the job descriptions and apply.
Justin from Retro-Motion is looking for freelancers to write for an agricultural publication. If you’re interested, contact him: email@example.com
I’m looking for a volunteer to help with the marketing efforts for our StoryhackVT workshops. As you may remember, the BWW won a Vermont Community Foundation grant to hold digital storytelling workshops with Nate Herzog, founder of StoryhackVT. This will involve a little Facebook, a little Twitter, and some flyering. It’ll be painless, I promise. Please contact me if you’re interest.
Mud Season Review launched the interview with our first fiction writer, Barbara Harroun.
My interview with David Huddle ran on VPR’s Vermont Edition last week.
Laban Hill’s workshop on October 23rd will be moved or cancelled, depending on what those who were planning to attend want Laban to do. In the meantime, consider attending Laban’s reading at Phoenix Books that night at 7 p.m.
You have spoken, and you want Howard Frank Mosher to talk about A Stranger in the Kingdom when he comes to Hotel Vermont to speak on Tuesday, October 21st. We are looking for donors to help pay for this event. Make a gift of $300 or more to the BWW and we’ll treat you to dinner with Howard at Juniper, Hotel Vermont’s fancy schmancy restaurant, before the reading. You’ll like it! Make your gift today.
The Hatch is coming to the Flynn Center! Learn more here.
Congratulations! You’ve reached the end this week’s announcements. If you’ve read this far, you deserve a prize. Contact me and say “I want my prize” and I’ll leave you something special in the BWW workspace this week.
Thanks to Marble House Project for supporting the BWW. They offer writing courses in Southern Vermont, and you can learn more about it here.
Thanks to Quantum Leap Capital in South Burlington for supporting the BWW. For several months, QLC has been a great supporter of this workshop. QLC offers financial planning for people of all ages and income levels.