The BWW held its first retreat of the season on July 15. These folks pictured here attended at the home of BWW Treasurer Terry Cleveland. These retreats are meant to help you get away from whatever happens to be distracting you from your work. If you’re interested in signing up for more of these retreats, please check out this page and see what we have to offer. We’ve also got workshops aplenty, so sign up for a few when you have a chance. And check out this week’s opportunities and announcements. Opportunities AWP is now accepting applications for its “Writer to Writer” mentorship program. The deadline to apply is August 12th, so learn more and apply at AWP’s website. We’ve got an opening on our programming committee. This committee is designed to come up with interesting workshops for you to enjoy. The committee is planning on meeting every other month, and since it has just met in July, the next meeting won’t be until September. Your membership on this committee, if you choose to join, will expire June 30, 2018. If you’re interested, please let us know. Announcements We’re still in the process of scheduling our workshops for September/October. The committee put together a schedule. We are still nailing down a few details about workshop leaders. Our hope is to have this scheduled by August 7th. Thanks for your patience! Please consider attending these readings by BWW members at the Fletcher Free Library on August 9th and August 26th. Our literary journal, Mud Season Review, published its latest issue last week. Check it out!