This Friday from 5-9 p.m., the artists at Studio 266 and the Burlington Writers Workshop are hosting an evening of art and poetry to mark the passing of summer and the arrival of fall. Amanda Vella stopped by Studio 266 this weekend to hang some of her paintings. Martin Bock will read some of his poetry and Colleen McLaughlin will be one of the “musical guests.”
I hope you’ll stop by and bring a non-perishable food item for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. RSVP here.
Here are this week’s opportunities and announcements.
November 15th is the deadline to apply for one of the editor positions for The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop. Details are here.
I’m sad to tell you that Paul Hobday is leaving Vermont to explore opportunities in North Carolina. Paul has been a valuable member of the BWW. He edited the fiction for Best of 2014, participated in the first StoryhackVT contest in 2013, served on the staff of Mud Season Review, and has offered feedback on numerous pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and has even read a few of your novels during our book-length narrative workshops. In addition to all those contributions, Paul is a great guy. North Carolina will be lucky to have him.
In other news, Paul says he’s recently published his story, “The Painter” in Forge. Congrats, Paul!
Congrats to JD Fox, Annalisa Parent, Jimmy Tee, and Dennis Bouldin for having work selected for the next book published by Hotel Vermont! The Hotel publishes a small book every three months and puts it in all 125 rooms. The BWW supplies new stories, essays, and poems every quarter. If the hotel sells out every night, and if all guests read it, these authors could enjoy an audience of more than 11,000.
BWW member Martin Bock’s sculptures are on display now through January 20th at the Fletcher Free Library. There will be a reception on the first Friday of December (the 5th) from 6-8 p.m.
BWW member Jerry Johnson will be discussing the process of self-publishing on November 15th at Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. Learn more.
Novelist Darren Drevik will present his work at the last Celebration of Expressive Arts of the year in Montgomery Center, Vermont, on Thursday, November 13th, 2014. More information here. If you’d like to organize a carpool to get from Burlington to Montgomery, please let me know.
Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, will be speaking in Vermont in January. Tickets are free, but you have to pick them up at various locations. You can do so starting today.
And finally, the BWW’s financial statements have been compiled, and I’ll release them later this week. If you want to receive this statement, contact me, and I’ll put you on the mailing list.