Opportunities and Announcements: Week of November 16, 2015

The BWW 2016 Member SurveyThank you to everyone who has taken the BWW 2016 Member Survey so far. Your feedback is truly appreciated as we work on figuring out our priorities for next year. If you haven’t taken the survey yet, today is the last day! It only takes about 5 minutes.  Take the survey now >

Opportunities

The Marble House Project is now accepting applications for their 2016 residency program in Dorset, Vermont. Marble House Project is a multidisciplinary program. Each 3-week session has 6 to 8 artists, creating small, dynamic interactive groups. Applications are accepted in all creative fields, including (but not limited to) visual artists, writers, choreographers, dancers, musicians, composers, and performers. Deadline for applications is midnight, December 20, 2015. Read the full guidelines >

Island Arts, a nonprofit organization offering classes in the Lake Champlain Islands, is looking for an instructor for next summer to do a writing class (short stories, memoir writing, or poetry). The pay is $30/hour plus mileage. If you’re interested in applying, email  Ann Dehner at adehner100@gmail.com.

Announcements

Upcoming BWW events:

Saturday, December 5th and 19th, 4 pm: Come out to Hotel Vermont for the first two in a series of BWW oral storytelling events. RSVP for December 5th and/or December 19th >

Sunday, December 6th: Join us at Barnes and Noble in South Burlington for readings by Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2015 authors plus a Q&A session and mini-workshop activity. Barnes and Noble is generously donating a portion of the day’s sales to the BWW, so we hope you’ll consider coming out to do some holiday shopping! RSVP for the Best of 2015 Book Tour

Flynn Center blog

Michelle Watters wrote this preview of the upcoming performance of Transitions FlynnSpace.

Brett Sigurdson wrote this preview of tonight’s Flynn MainStage performance of Ry Cooder, Sharon White, and Ricky Skaggs.

Lauren J. Sanders wrote this review of Intersections at FlynnSpace.

Congrats and thanks

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the BWW’s first silent auction and, especially, to those who donated items: Martin Bock, Cynthia Close, Katie Grauer, Jerry Johnson, Meryl Lebowitz, Lynne Martens, Riki Moss, Denis Mueller, Michael Sweeney, and Amanda Vella as well as Alice James Books, Magic HatPizzeria Verità, and The Flynn Center. Thank you to William Notte, our excellent speaker. And thanks, as always, to Hotel Vermont for their generous donation of space.

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.

Our hours this week at 22 Church Street

Stop by our space at 22 Church Street (3rd floor) during the following times to write, find out what’s going on in the BWW, or just to warm up:

Monday: 10 am – 2 pm

Wednesday: 10 am – 2 pm

Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm

Friday: 10 am – 2 pm

Support for the BWW this month comes from Heidi Passalacqua, local Vermont author of Here’s to Making it CountLearn more about the book >

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