Opportunities and Announcements: Week of August 22, 2016

Tony Whedon

Tony Whedon will lead the 2016 Burlington Writers Workshop Guided Creative Nonfiction Retreat

The Lottery for the October 2016 Guided Creative Nonfiction Retreat with Tony Whedon is now open

This full-day retreat will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Treleven Farm Annex in New Haven, Vermont. Last year’s participants reported an amazing time of learning and growth with poet and essayist Tony Whedon.

The retreat lottery will be open through midnight, September 1. All active BWW members and volunteers are encouraged to enter.

Enter the lottery >


Retreat opportunities

September 2016 Guided Poetry Retreat with Baron Wormser
Saturday, September 17, 2016

In addition to the October 2016 Guided Creative Nonfiction Retreat mentioned above, we also have a few spaces left in our September 2016 Guided Poetry Retreat with Baron Wormser. This full-day retreat will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Adamant Music School in Adamant, Vermont. The remaining spaces will now be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enter the lottery now >

Current volunteer opportunities

Help staff the Burlington Book Festival table
September 17 – 18, 2016

The Burlington Book Festival is coming up fast and the BWW will be hosting a table at the event. Staffing the table is a great way to help support the BWW while connecting with other writers at the festival. If you’re interested, please contact us.

Introduce your favorite writer at the Book Festival

We also have an opportunity for BWW members to help introduce their favorite writers at the upcoming Burlington Book Festival on Saturday, September 17.

If you’d like to help introduce one of the writers listed below, please contact festival director Rick Kisonak directly at burlingtonmag@gmail.com.

M.T. Andersen│Jennifer Armstrong│Jensen Beach│Chard deNiord│Tina Escaja│Amy Hassinger│Ann Hood│Leland Kinsey│Meg Little Reilly│Graham Macindoe│Elizabeth Marshall Thomas│Vi Kha Nao│Jay Parini│John Elder Robison│Elizabeth Powell│Mario Susko│Susan Stellin│Z.G. Tomaszewski│Teri Youmans Grimm

Join the staff of Mud Season Review

We’re filling positions fast for Mud Season Review, but there are still some open.

Positions open now include:

  • Managing Editor, Project and Communications
  • PR/Marketing Manager
  • Fiction Co-editor (*new)

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

  • 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 >


Read some Faulkner with us

Come read with us on Tuesday nights this fall in Burlington

Come read with us on Tuesday nights this fall in Burlington

In case you missed last week’s Opportunities & Announcements, a reminder that the winner of the 2016 Fall Literature Reading Series poll is William Faulkner’s Absalom! Absalom!

The reading series kicks off with its first meeting on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. in Burlington. It’s a wonderful group that keeps regulars coming back each season and is always ready to welcome newcomers. RSVP now >

Also, the full September schedule is up now on Meetup.com. Find your favorite workshop >

Upcoming events

We have 2 exciting events coming up in September:

Writers in the Round at the Burlington Book Festival
Saturday, September 17, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hotel Vermont

As part of the Burlington Book Festival, join the Burlington Writers Workshop and Mud Season Review for an evening of “writers in the round,” where poets alternate reading short poems that play off what has just been read. This event will feature: Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord, accomplished Vermont poets Partridge Boswell and Julia Shipley, and our own Lauren Bender and Michelle Watters from Mud Season Review.

Location: Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry St in Burlington

RSVP now >

Book Tour: Best of the BWW 2016 Poetry Reading at Shelburne Vineyard
Sunday, September 25, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Shelburne Vineyard

Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop poet Zoe Armstrong

Zoe Armstrong will read her poetry at the upcoming Best of 2016 book tour event

Join us for a poetry reading at Shelburne Vineyard, hosted by Michelle Watters, poetry editor of The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016.

Enjoy a glass of local wine and delicious, perfectly paired appetizers while listening to the readings of four Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016 poets: Zoe Armstrong, Mark Hoffman, Spencer Smith, and Jimmy Tee.

Location: Shelburne Vineyard,  6308 Shelburne Rd in Shelburne

RSVP now >

Read an interview with Best of 2016 poet Zoe Armstrong >


Repeating last week’s congrats & thanks as well due to a mailing list issue that kept us from mailing out last week’s Opportunities & Announcements post:

Congrats to Riki Moss, whose artwork was recently featured as part of the “Adept Pursuits – Accomplished Work” exhibit at the Fourth Corner Foundation Gallery in Windham, Vermont and is currently on display as part of the “Women In The Men’s Room” exhibit at The Men’s Room Salon, located right downstairs from the BWW space at 110 Main Street in Burlington. You can check out Riki’s work there through September.

Congrats to Amanda Vella, who was recently selected as part of the Wall to Canvas Live Art Competition, sponsored by the Magic Hat Brewing Company.

…and thanks

Thanks to JD Fox, who is moving on from his role as co-editor of fiction for Mud Season Review, for all he’s done for the journal.

Thanks to Sam Hughes, who is moving on from his role as our Monday night workshop host, for all of the many wonderful workshops he’s led for the BWW.

Welcome to new workshop leader Rosa Castellano, who will be leading a monthly Monday night poetry workshop beginning in September. And thank you to Martin BockAmanda Vella, and Michelle Watters—existing workshop leaders who will each also be hosting monthly Monday night workshops starting this fall.

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!

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