Opportunities and Announcements: Week of October 5, 2015

Hotel Vermont Lobby

Fireside at Hotel Vermont

I am very excited to open the call for submissions for the Burlington Writers Workshop’s first-ever public oral storytelling events.

“It Happened One December: Stories by the Fire, a Hotel Vermont and Burlington Writers Workshop storytelling series” will take place on Saturday, December 5th and Saturday, December 19th beginning at 4:00 pm. We hope these will be just the first 2 events of an ongoing series. The deadline for storytelling proposals is October 31, 2015. Get the full details >



Publishing and contest opportunities

As noted above, submit an oral storytelling proposal for “It Happened One December: Stories by the Fire, a Hotel Vermont and Burlington Writers Workshop storytelling series” by October 31, 2015. Get the full details >

Send us your best work! The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 is open for submissions through November 15, 2015. Read the full guidelines>

Alligator Juniper literary magazine is offering 3 prizes of $1,000 each plus publication for a poem, short story, and essay. Visit the Alligator Juniper website for complete details >

Volunteer opportunities

Workshop scheduler: We have a volunteer opportunity opening up in January. This position is the workshop scheduler—the person who takes requests for and assigns workshop submission spots each month. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who prefers to volunteer from home on their own hours. It’s also a critical role to keep our workshops going so we hope you’ll consider stepping up! Please contact us for more information>

Workshop opportunities

Our November workshop schedule is now posted on Meetup.com. Sign up now for workshops in Burlington, Middlebury, and Montpelier > 


Donations are coming in for the BWW’s first silent auction! We’ve received several donations for our upcoming silent auction (Friday, November 13th at Hotel Vermont), including:

  • 2 tickets to A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Flynn
  • Fun gear from Magic Hat
  • An original painting

If you’re an artist or craftsperson, or if you have a service, vacation house, dinner party, or other ideas for donations, please let us know.

Flynn Center blog

The following BWW members were published on the Flynn Center blog recently:

Matthew Goguen wrote this preview of Arlo Guthrie’s upcoming “50 Years of Alice’s Restaurant” performance.

Lauren Sanders wrote this preview of Lucky Plush’s performance of The Queue.

Anne Averyt wrote this preview of the Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Red Kite, Brown Box performance.

Congrats and thanks

Congratulations to Margaret Grant, who was recently named managing editor, projects & communications for Mud Season Review. Margaret has more than 25 years’ experience in non-profit administration, project management, supervision & training, and marketing and has been a dedicated fiction reader for Mud Season so we’re thrilled to have her in this new role.

Congratulations to Kerstin Lange, whose commentary “Becoming One Nation” was published on Vermont Public Radio this past week.

Thank you to Barbie AlsopKarin Ames, and Susan Parente for their work in posting and publicizing the monthly workshop schedule.

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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