Opportunities and Announcements: Week of July 11, 2016

May Fundraiser UpdateThe May fundraising numbers are in. And they are impressive. Together, we raised a total of $7,802 in Maycombining our regular sustaining member donations and one-time donations coming in as part of the May fundraiser (including Mud Season Review manuscript reviews). This is exciting, as it will allow us to continue supporting the many high-quality, accessible literary workshops, programs, events, and publications that enrich all our livesand the larger Vermont creative community.

In fact, as we speak, your board is working hard on a workshop leader training program that will help our workshop leaders continue to grow in their roles and provide practical tools they can use to keep enhancing the workshop experience for all members. And that’s just one among many efforts to keep the BWW moving forward.

Opportunities

August free-form retreat lottery open

Home of BWW member Riki Moss, location of the August 2016 retreat

Home of BWW member Riki Moss, location of the August 2016 retreat

Just 2 more days to enter the lottery for our next retreat! The lottery for the August free-form writing retreat is open through July 15. All active BWW members and volunteers are encouraged to enter.

This next retreat in our BWW 2016 Retreat Series will be an open retreat, with lots of time for intensive writing, reflection, and conversation in a relaxed environment. With no instructor, participants will work in a self-guided manner throughout the day. The retreat will be held Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with an optional potluck dinner to follow, at the home of BWW member Riki Moss in Grand Isle, VT.

Enter the lottery >

An opportunity from a BWW sponsor, the League of Vermont Writers

Support for the BWW comes from the League of Vermont Writers. LVW invites you to their biennial WRITERS MEET AGENTS event on July 23 at the Double Tree Hotel in South Burlington. The all-day event includes presentations, panels, and opportunities to pitch your finished manuscript to agents.

Visit the LVW website to register, purchase one-on-one pitch sessions, and get more details > 

Announcements

Read the latest interviews from Mud Season Review:

JD FoxMSR fiction co-editor, interviews Jessica Bryant Klagmann, Issue #21 fiction author >

Brett SigurdsonMSR nonfiction co-editor, interviews Nancy Wyland, Issue #21 nonfiction author >

Read the latest BWW member posts on the Flynn Center blog:

Brett Sigurdson previews Colvin & Earle, who perform on the Flynn MainStage on Thursday, July 14 >

Congrats and thanks

Thank you to our recent guest author workshop leaders, Jensen Beach and Elizabeth Powell.

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: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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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