Opportunities and Announcements: Week of August 14, 2017

At our workshops, we’ll discuss anything. Last week, when I was leading a workshop, we were discussing the trials of entering the dating market when you’re over 60. (Dating, it was noted at the workshop table, is perilous at any age.)

One of our writers had written about a woman entering the dating market after her husband of 30 years passed away. The novel-in-progress generated quite a discussion. Beyond that, I can’t comment about what was said. Like they say about Las Vegas: What happens in workshop, stays in workshop.

But if you’d like to be privy to workshop conversations, there’s one thing you can do: sign up and claim your seat.

Learn more about this week’s opportunities and announcements.


Thanks to a grant from the Burlington City Arts Community Fund, we’re offering a few author-led workshops in the coming months. We’ll be scheduling more of these, but the following are now open for you.

Is anyone planning on going to AWP in Tampa in March 2018? If so, let us know. We’ll soon be planning our Mud Season Review promotion activities. If you’re going to AWP and wouldn’t mind doing a little work for MSR, let us know.


Last Wednesday, a group of BWW writers gave a reading of their work at the Fletcher Free Library. Another one is scheduled for Saturday, August 26th at 3 p.m. (No RSVP required.) Here’s a photo of Barbie Alsop reading on Wednesday evening.

In case you missed it: Grier Martin’s conversation with poet Rebecca Durham went live last month at Mud Season Review, but it’s a gem. Check this out and all of Mud Season Review’s interviews with authors.

My story on VA Secretary David Shulkin’s visit to New Hampshire appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition last Friday.

You may also enjoy hearing my conversation with author Tim Weed about the art of writing fiction.

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