Opportunities and Announcements: Week of September 7, 2015

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Home of BWW member Terry Cleveland, site of the 2015 October Guided Retreat

The lottery for our final writing retreat of the year is now open! This is a small-group retreat, designed to offer lots of free time for working on your own projects as well as the chance to come together with the group for targeted discussions on the craft of writing. The retreat will be led by Peter Biello, BWW founder and board chairman.

As with all of our retreats, a lottery system will ensure an equal chance for all active BWW members. The lottery opens today and closes at midnight, Monday, September 14th. If you’re an active member, sign up for the lottery now >


Workshop opportunities

If you’re looking for a workshop this week, there are a few spots left in our Middlebury Workshop (Wednesday, September 9th, 6:30 pm in Middlebury), our new Songwriting Workshop (Thursday, September 10th, 6:30 pm in Burlington), and our Friday Morning Workshop (Friday, September 11th, 10:30 am in Burlington).

And our Poetry September Workshop Series: A Study of Poet Rainer Maria Rilke starts Monday, September 14th at 7 pm in Burlington.

Publishing and contest opportunities

Write for the Flynn! There are still some shows left this season that need writers. This is a nice opportunity to gain a byline and see a great show for free. In exchange for 2 tickets to the show, you’ll write a preview and post-show review for the Flynn Center blog. If you’re interested in seeing the list of shows still available, please contact JD Fox, Flynn Center blog coordinator.

Real Simples annual Life Lessons Essay Contest offers $3,000 and publication to the writer of the winning essay on this year’s theme, “What single decision changed your life?” Submit an essay of up to 1,500 words by September 21, 2015. Learn more about the Real Simple contest > 


We hope you’ll come out to support your fellow BWW members at two upcoming events:

Best of the BWW 2015 Book Tour: Thursday, September 17th, 7 – 8:30 pm at Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction. Learn more > 

Literary Editors Panel & Writers-in-the-Round Event: Saturday, September 26th, 6:30 – 10 pm at Hotel Vermont. Learn more >

If you’ve recently been published or achieved a new success in your writing career, please let us know so we can share the news with the BWW community.


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