Opportunities and Announcements: Week of February 22, 2016

Mud Season Review Issue #17

Read Issue #17 now at www.mudseasonreview.com

This week brings another excellent issue of Mud Season Review, the Burlington Writers Workshop’s literary journal that continues to draw writers and artists from around the country and the world. This month’s issue, Issue #17, features the fiction of Marie Curran, the nonfiction of Lori White, the poetry of Abhay K, and the artwork of Holly Savas. Check it out at www.mudseasonreview.com >

And, if you want to know more about the inner workings of Mud Season Review, listen to this podcast interview with Brett Sigurdson, the journal’s co-editor of nonfiction, a position he shares with fellow nonfiction co-editor Katie Stromme.

Opportunities

Vote for our spring reading

It’s time to choose the book for the spring season of our Literature Reading Series (Tuesday evenings, 6:30 pm in Burlington, beginning in April). The current participants of the winter series have selected 3 options—and now it’s your turn to cast your vote to help us make the final choice. The top contenders are: Renata Adler’s Speedboat, Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, and Martin Page’s How I Became StupidVoting will be open through midnight, Monday, February 29th. Vote now >

Upcoming special events

The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 launch party: Friday, April 29th, 6 – 9 pm at Burlington City Arts (BCA). We’ve got a great event planned for this year’s launch, with author readings plus live music by Seth Cronin & Friends. Stay tuned for more details! RSVP now >

Upcoming workshops

Spots are still available in these workshops scheduled for next week!

The Monday Workshop: Monday, February 29th, 6:30 pm in Burlington. RSVP now >

Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Tuesday, March 1st, 10:30 am in Burlington. RSVP now >

The Wednesday Workshop (chapter focus): Wednesday, March 2nd, 6:30 pm in Burlington. RSVP now >

The Friday Morning Workshop: Friday, March 4th, 10:30 am in Burlington. RSVP now >

Announcements

Flynn Center blog

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

Josh McDonald wrote this preview of GlobalFest Live!, which comes to the Flynn Center MainStage tomorrow night, February 24th.

Josh also wrote this preview of Soovin Kim and the Ying Quartet, who will be coming to the FlynnSpace on Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th.

JD Fox wrote this preview of Shakespeare’s A MidSummer Night’s Dream, which comes to the FlynnSpace on Thursday, February 25th and Friday, February 26th.

Anne Averyt wrote this preview of Mamma Mia!, which comes to the Flynn Center MainStage on Monday, February 29th.

Congrats and thanks

A huge thank you to Vermont writers Jensen Beach and Kerrin McCadden for sharing their insights and advice on writing with us at last Thursday’s “StoryCraft: A Way With Words” event. Thanks, as well, to our partners for this event: RETN and Gin Ferrara, of Spindle & Widget. If you missed the event, you can view the taped show soon on RETN Channel 16.

This event was the first in RETN’s 6-part StoryCraft series on the art of storytelling. Check out the RETN website for information on additional upcoming events in this series, including March 10th’s “Recording Life: Conversations on the Process, Art, and Work of Audio Recording” with Erica Heiman of Rumble Strip Vermont.

End-of-year tax letters

A reminder that end-of-year tax letters have been mailed. If you haven’t received yours, 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 or pick it up from our Burlington space.

Fragrance sensitivity request

A quick reminder that some members in our community may be especially sensitive to the fragrances of perfumes and other products, and these products may trigger migraines, asthma attacks, or other reactions. Workshops can put us in close quarters with each other so we ask everyone to please keep this in mind when applying products before a workshop. Thank you for your consideration!

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

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