Opportunities and Announcements: Week of January 30, 2017

Grier Martin (left) and Barbie Alsop (right) at the workshop on giving feedback at the BWW space on Saturday, January 28th.

Giving feedback to your fellow writer is at the heart of what we do at the BWW. At Saturday’s workshop on giving feedback, we discussed this essay and had a deep discussion of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to giving feedback. We’ll have more of these workshops later this year, but if you missed it, check out that essay and, next time you’re in a workshop, attempt to put those ideas into practice. Reach out if you have questions. I’m always happy to talk about how best to respond to a piece of writing.

We’ve got many more workshops on the horizon. Workshops for the month of March will be scheduled soon, so please keep an eye out for those!

In the meantime, here are this week’s opportunities and announcements.


In the coming months, we’ll be opening up a variety of new volunteer positions—some permanent and some for one-time-only projects. If you’re interested in increasing your involvement with the BWW, please let us know, and we’ll make sure you’re notified when we open up these new roles.

Poets, take note! There’s still plenty of space to attend this workshop on Monday, February 6th.


We’re happy to announce that we’ve received another $1,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation. This grant came from the Pauline Davenport Children’s Fund. The advisor wished to remain anonymous, but the grant’s purpose was “to support BWW’s ongoing awesomeness in fostering Vermont poets and writers.” Thank you, Vermont Community Foundation!

If you’ve left a water bottle, jacket, or other personal item at the workshop space, please take it home with you by February 15th. Otherwise it will be thrown away.

On February 8th, Mud Season Review will be at AWP in Washington, D.C. Are you going to AWP? Let us know! We’d love to connect with you while we’re there.

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