Opportunities and Announcements: Week of August 1, 2016

This week brings a few new opportunities to get more involved in the Burlington Writers Workshop!

Baron Wormser, BWW guided poetry retreat leader

Baron Wormser, 2000 Poet Laureate of Maine, founder of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, and award-winning poet, will host the BWW’s 2016 Guided Poetry Retreat

First up:

Our September 2016 Guided Poetry Retreat with Baron Wormser

This full-day retreat will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the beautiful Adamant Music School in Adamant, Vermont.

The retreat lottery is open now through midnight, August 15, 2016. All active BWW members and volunteers are encouraged to enter!

Enter the lottery now >

Find out how else you can get involved.


Fall 2016 Literature Reading Series

It’s time to help us choose the novel the BWW’s literature reading series will tackle this fall! Each season, the current reading series participants select 3 choices for BWW members to vote on for the next season’s reading series. For the fall, the group has selected:

  1. Zadie Smith’s On Beauty
  2. William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!
  3.  Virginia Woolf’s The Waves

Now, it’s up to you. Take our quick survey to help choose the novel. The survey will be open through August 12, 2016. Vote for your choice now >

Join the staff of Mud Season Review

Applications for Mud Season Review staff continue to come in—and it’s exciting to see all the talented people interested in getting involved in this publication! Many positions are still open and we encourage any interested BWW member to apply.

Positions open now include:

  • Managing Editor, Project and Communications
  • Managing Editor, Print Issue
  • Interview Editor
  • PR/Marketing Manager
  • Events Coordinator
  • Proofreaders

Positions opening in September (but still accepting applications now!) include:

  • Editor-in-chief
  • Nonfiction Co-editor
  • Art Co-editor
  • Copyeditor

Learn more about the responsibilities, desired qualifications, and estimated time commitment for these positions. Get more info and apply now >


Help with the Burlington Book Festival’s website

BWW members often volunteer to help make the Burlington Book Festival happen. The festival is currently looking for someone with WordPress experience to help with website design and updating. If you’re interested, please contact us.


Congrats and thanks

Joanna Johnson of Mud Season Review at Bookstock Literary Festival

Joanna Johnson, Mud Season Review fiction reader, staffs the BWW’s table at Bookstock Literary Festival. Photo credit: Jerry Johnson www.vtpoet.com.

Thank you to Terry Cleveland, our gracious hostess for the 2016 Guided Fiction Retreat, Barbie Alsop (co-host), and Megan Mayhew Bergman, our retreat leader. The post-retreat surveys show that the day was a great success!

Thank you to Margaret GrantNatasha Mieszkowski, and Lee-Ann Wilder for representing the BWW and Mud Season Review at the League of Vermont Writers’ recent “Writers Meet Agents” event.

Thank you to Lauren Bender, Cynthia CloseJoanna JohnsonChris LaMay-West, Rebecca Starks, and Lee-Ann Wilder for representing the BWW and Mud Season Review at the recent Bookstock Literary Festival in Woodstock, VT.

Congratulations to Rebecca Starks for the recent publication of her short story, “The Summer Before the Fall,” in the current issue of Tahoma Literary Review. Check out the issue now >

Have you recently been published, won an award, taught a writing seminar, or accomplished something else you’d like to share with your fellow BWW members? If yes, please let us know so we can help share the good news!

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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