Opportunities and Announcements: Week of July 6, 2015

Enjoy some relaxed writing and discussion time at our beautiful Church Street space this weekend

Enjoy some relaxed writing and discussion time at our beautiful Church Street space this weekend

The BWW is offering lots of time for working on your writing this week! In addition to our Poetry Retreat on Saturday (the first in our 2015 Retreat Series), we’re offering a Writing and Discussion Workshop in Burlington on Sunday. So if you have something you’d like to work on and discuss in a relaxed environment with your fellow writers, please consider signing up.

We’d also like to let you know about some opportunities for getting your work published as well the successes of some of our BWW workshop leaders.



Workshop opportunities

If you’re looking for some time to focus on your writing this weekend, consider checking out our Sunday Writing and Discussion Workshop in Burlington. The informal day offers a relaxed schedule of writing, reading, and discussion time in our Church Street space.

Publishing and contest opportunities

The deadline for the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize is July 15, 2015. In its 10th anniversary year, this contest is offering a $10,000 top prize for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of Rattle. Additional prizes for finalists and a Readers’ Choice Award are also available. Learn more at rattle.com >

The Cincinnati Review annual Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose are also open through July 15th. Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Cincinnati Review are awarded annually for a poem and a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. Learn more at www.cincinnatireview.com >



Check out Peter Biello’s latest NHPR Bookshelf interview for a conversation with Robin McClean, author of the Reptile House short story collection, and get her top 5 book recommendations. Listen to the interview >


Congratulations and thanks

Congratulations to Deena Frankel, our BWW Oral Storytelling Workshop leader, whose story took first place honors at the June ExtempoVT event. Extempo is a monthly competitive oral storytelling event that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.

Congratulations to Sam Hughes, our Monday Poetry Workshop leader, who has had a poem accepted for publication in Oberon Poetry Magazine. Sam also has poems coming out in a chapbook titled Pine Street Poets from Honeybee Press. All are welcome to check out the launch party on Saturday, July 11th at Green Door Studio in Burlington. Learn more about the event >

Congratulations to Al Uris, who read his story, “The Panpipes” from The Best of The Burlington Writers Workshop 2014, at his Dartmouth Reunion reading of published alumni.

Thank you to Barbie Alsop for her work in arranging for alternate workshop venues to accommodate our members as needed.

Thank you to the BWW Retreat Committee for all their planning and work on our retreats this summer: Karin Ames, Wendy Andersen, Terry Cleveland, Eva Gumprecht, and Michael Freed-Thall.

If you’ve recently been published or had other writing successes, please let us know.


Support for the BWW comes from Anne Dillon Professional Editorial and Ghostwriter. She’s available to help you spin your book or screenplay into gold. Published author, former in-house editor at Vermont publishing company, and film producer with established credits and contacts available to work with you on your book or screenplay. Structural support, copy editing, ease of flow. Reasonable rates, quick turnaround, all inquiries welcome. Learn more about Anne’s services at http://clerestory.weebly.com/ or contact her directly at (802) 498-8102 /clerestory@madriver.com.

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