Opportunities and Announcements: Week of February 15, 2016

Burlington Writers Workshop Craft Session: The Love Story

Participants try their hand at creating believable relationships on the page in the BWW’s recent craft session on the love story

In our 2016 member survey, many Burlington Writers Workshop members expressed an interest in more instructional craft workshops. You should know that we’ve got some interesting things going on in this area.

On Saturday, Peter Biello ran another well-attended and informative weekend craft workshop. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, participants explored how writers create believable romantic relationships and tried their hand at creating chemistry on the page.

Our Creative Nonfiction group has also been evolving to include monthly participant-driven craft sessions to great success. Using a Masters of Style approach, participants read short nonfiction pieces prior to each craft session and come ready to discuss elements of the writer’s style and then emulate it in an original piece in their chosen genre.

There are still spots left in the Tuesday, February 23rd (10:30 am) craft session. This session, led by BWW member Karin Ames, will focus on blogs: what makes a good blog, whether blogs can be “literary,” how writers are using blogs, and other relevant topics. Participants will also practice writing a blog post during the workshop. RSVP to save your spot now >

Stay tuned as we continue to create more instructional craft opportunities for members!


Upcoming workshops

Daytime Poetry Workshop: Monday, February 22nd, 10:30 am in Burlington. RSVP now >

The Monday Workshop: Monday, February 22nd, 6:30 pm in Burlington. RSVP now >

The Montpelier Workshop: Wednesday, February 24th, 6:00 pm in Montpelier. RSVP now >

The Middlebury Workshop: Wednesday, February 24th, 6:30 pm in Middlebury. RSVP now >

Upcoming special events

StoryCraft: A Way With Words: If you’re signed up for Thursday evening’s event at The Media Factor at RETN/VCAM, we look forward to seeing you there! Doors open at 5:30 pm. This event is filled to capacity so make sure to arrive on time to get a seat. Get directions >


Submissions requests

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our submission request form. If you have recently submitted a request and did not hear back, please contact us. We hope to have this resolved soon.

End-of-year tax letters

End-of-year tax letters have been mailed. If you don’t receive yours this week, that’s because we do not have your mailing address on file. Please feel free to contact us to provide your address or let us know if you’d prefer to receive your letter via email.

Flynn Center blog

Burlington Writers Workshop members recently wrote the following for the Flynn Center blog:

Lauren J. Sanders wrote this review of the historical docu-drama Black Angels Over Tuskegee.

Kelly Hedglin Bowen wrote this review of the musical Once.

Congrats and thanks

Congratulations to Rebecca Starks, editor of Mud Season Review, on the publication of her powerful poem “politicians” in Rattle‘s recent “Poets Respond” series.

Congratulations to Kerstin Lange for her recent article on Alicia Daniel, Burlington’s field naturalist, in The Burlington Free Press.

Congratulations to Cynthia Close, co-editor of art for Mud Season Review, for her recent DVD review in Documentary Magazine and articles in Vermont Woman, including this one on the Brattleboro Women’s Film Festival and Global Roots Film Program.

Congratulations to Michelle Watters, associate poetry editor of Mud Season Review, on two recent acceptances. Michelle’s poem “One Year and Counting” was accepted for publication in the April issue of Literary Orphans and her poem “Google Grief” was accepted for publication in Issue 11 of Peeking Cats Poetry.

Our hours this week

Stop into our Burlington space (22 Church Street, suite 3-7) during the following times to get some quiet writing or reading time in, or to find out more about the BWW:

Monday: 10 am – 6 pm

Tuesday: 10 am – 6 pm

Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm

Friday: 10 am – 2 pm