Opportunities and Announcements: Week of April 18, 2016

Mud Season Review print issue vol. 2 launch partyThe next few weeks bring two of our biggest events of the year. First up is the Best of 2016 launch party on Friday, April 29th at the BCA. If you’re planning to attend (and we hope you are!), please remember to RSVP. This will help us to accurately plan for food and seating for the event. The following week brings the launch party for Mud Season Review print issue vol. 2. This celebration will be held Saturday, May 7th, beginning at 7 p.m., at Hotel Vermont. The evening will feature author readings by Ralph Culver, Robin McLean, Sean Prentiss, and Alison Prine as well as an art installation of work by Riki Moss, whose artwork is featured in the MSR print issue. Please kindly RSVP for this event as well.


Call for volunteers: Are you coming to the Best of 2016 launch party? We’re looking for a few reliable volunteers to help make this a fun evening for all and another successful celebration for the BWW. We need help with set-up and break-down and at our book sale table. Longtime members always welcome. And if you’re a newer member, volunteering at this event can be a great way to jump in and meet others in the BWW community. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact us.

Upcoming workshops: There are still spots left in these upcoming workshops…

Monday Daytime Poetry Workshop: Monday, April 25th, 10:30 a.m. in Burlington. RSVP >

Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Tuesday, April 26th, 10:30 a.m. in Burlington. RSVP >

Middlebury Chapter Workshop: Wednesday, April 27th, 6:30 p.m. in Middlebury. RSVP >

Oral Storytelling Workshop: Thursday, April 28th, 6:30 p.m. in Burlington. RSVP >


Lectern needed: Do you have a lectern/podium we could use for the readings at the launch party? If yes, please let us know.

The Flynn Center Blog

The following BWW members recently wrote for the Flynn Center blog:

Josh McDonald wrote this review of Evelyn Glennie with the Community Engagement Lab Festival Orchestra on the Flynn MainStage. Josh also wrote this preview of the Maria Schneider Orchestra’s upcoming performance on the MainStage on Wednesday, April 20th.

Ana Hernandez wrote this review of Brazilian dance troupe Companhia Urbana de Dança’s recent performance on the Flynn MainStage.

Cynthia Close wrote this review of the Peking Acrobats’ recent performance on the Flynn MainStage.

Congrats and thanks

Congratulations to BWW member Laban Carrick Hill , who recently received the Texas Library Association’s Texas Bluebonnet Award for his 2013 children’s picture book When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. Laban was also recently featured in an interview in The Atlantic.

Thank you to our most recent guest workshop leader Robin McLean, whose workshop received rave reviews! We love having guest authors in to help keep our workshops dynamic with new perspectives and techniques. Check the workshop schedule for more upcoming workshops led by guest authors.

Our hours

Stop into our Burlington space (110 Main Street, Studio 3C) during the following times this week to get some quiet writing or reading time in, or to find out more about the BWW:

Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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