Opportunities and Announcements: Week of April 25, 2016

Mud Season Review Issue #19

Check out Issue #19 at www.mudseasonreview.com

Mud Season Review issue #19 is up for viewing! This issue offers a preview of what’s inside MSR’s print issue vol. 2, forthcoming in May. Check out the artwork of Sonja Hinrichsen, fiction of Evan D. Williams (with illustrations by Meredith C. Bullock), nonfiction of Melissa Wiley, and poetry of Lisa Beech Hartz. And don’t forget to RSVP for the print launch party on Saturday, May 7, 7 p.m. at Hotel Vermont.

Opportunities

The launch party for The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 is this Friday, April 29th! Join us at the BCA (135 Church Street in Burlington), 6-9:30 p.m. RSVP if you haven’t already >

Request for assistance: Thank you to those who have volunteered to help. We’d love a few more helping hands to set up and help out at the book sales table. We’re also still looking for a lectern/podium to borrow for the evening. If you’re available to help or have access to a lectern to lend, please contact us.

If you’re interested in getting to know the authors behind the work in this year’s anthology, we have two more author interviews for you on our blog:

Author Cardy Raper

Cardy Raper’s memoir, A Woman of Science: An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms

Cardy Raper, author of A Woman of Science: An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms and the forthcoming An American Harvest: How One Family Moved from Dirt-Poor Farming to a Better Life in the Early 1900s, was recently interviewed by E.T. Perry, Best of 2016 nonfiction editor. Cardy’s essay, “Mother Nature’s Kama Sutra” is featured in the 2016 anthology. Read the interview >

Linda Quinlan, a former Poet of the Year in Wisconsin who has published in numerous literary journals, including PuddingNew Orleans ReviewSinister Wisdom, and North Carolina Review, was recently interviewed by Michelle Watters, Best of 2016 poetry editor. Linda’s poem, “Chelsea, MA” is featured in the 2016 anthology. Read the interview >

Both Cardy and Linda will be reading their work at the launch party.

Flynn Center Blog

BWW members regularly blog for the Flynn:

Lorraine Ryan recently wrote this preview of popular Portugese fado singer Ana Moura’s April 29th performance on the Flynn MainStage.

Congrats and thanks

Many congrats to BWW member Spencer Smith, whose novel, She Wept for the Lobsters of the World, the adventures and opinions of Esther Joan Clemens, was recently awarded first prize in fiction at the Northern Colorado Writers organization’s annual conference.

Thank you to the Mud Season Review staff for another fantastic issue. And welcome to new Mud Season readers Hannah LeClair (fiction), Susan Mula (fiction), and Ellen Parent (poetry).

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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