It’s good to be back writing to you about all things BWW! A huge thank you to Peter for stepping in to write Opportunities & Announcements for the past two weeks while I was concentrating on some big work projects.
I did get the chance last week to meet with several new BWW members at our new member informational meeting, and I have to say it was exciting to meet this new group of writers who are eager to jump in and begin sharing their work and their feedback. Thank you to everyone who came out for the meeting. And for those of you who were on the waiting list, stay tuned: We’ll be adding more new member meetings to the schedule soon.
In the meantime, if you’d like to get to know the authors behind some of the pieces in The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016, I encourage you to read our editors’ interviews with poets Ashleigh Ellsworth-Keller and Deb Sherrer, and fiction writer Natasha Mieszkowski (all of whom will be reading at April 29th’s launch party). We’ll be posting interviews with more Best Of authors soon.
Our next creative nonfiction craft session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th at 10:30 a.m. in Burlington. RSVP >
Our next Montpelier meeting of the BWW is happening on Wednesday, April 20th at 6 p.m. in Montpelier. RSVP >
There are still 2 spots left in our upcoming poetry workshop with guest poet Gary Margolis (Monday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in Burlington). RSVP >
Upcoming special events
Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 launch party: Friday, April 29th, 6-9 p.m. RSVP >
Mud Season Review launch party: Saturday, May 7th, 7-10 p.m. RSVP >
Flynn Center Blog
Josh MacDonald wrote this preview of tonight’s Evelyn Glennie performance on the Flynn MainStage.
Ana Hernandez wrote this preview of Brazilian dance troupe Companhia Urbana de Dança’s upcoming performance on the Flynn MainStage.
Cynthia Close wrote this preview of The Peking Acrobats’ upcoming performance on the Flynn MainStage.
Congrats and thanks
Congratulations to Rebecca Starks, Mud Season Review editor-in-chief and BWW board member, on the publication of her poem, “On Tidying Up,” in Cider Press Review vol. 18. Read the poem >
Congratulations to BWW member Dian Parker on her curation of “Who Turned on the Light: Spring Show at White River Gallery,” an exhibit of light and color featuring the abstract oil paintings of Charlotte, VT artist James Volger. The opening and artist reception is Saturday, April 16, 4-6 p.m. (with artist talk at 5 p.m.) at White River Gallery at BALE, 35 S. Windsor St., South Royalton, VT.The show runs through June. Visit Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment.
Thank you to the 2016 retreat committee (Barbie Alsop, Terry Cleveland, Rose Eggert, Riki Moss, and Spencer Smith), led by Karin Ames, for a fun and productive kick-off meeting. The committee is hard at work securing instructors and locations for this year’s writing retreats. Look for more info soon!