Opportunities and Announcements: Week of September 25, 2017

Three down, one left.

Our free writing retreats have been a success so far this year. On the weekend of September 18th, Vermont poet Baron Wormser led a day-long retreat in Adamant, Vermont. Candelin Wahl, one of the participants, said, “The workshop was great! Engaged participants, very strong leader/teacher in Baron Wormser, amazing location & a restaurant-quality potluck lunch.”

We’ve got one more free writing retreat left. You can learn more about it and put your name in the hat for the lottery here.

There’s more to discover in this week’s opportunities and announcements, so read on!


Thanks to the Burlington City Arts Community Fund, we’re able to offer you three workshops with fiction writer Jensen Beach, who just a few days ago won the Vermont Book Award. Congrats, Jensen!

Fiction Writing with Jensen Beach

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017, 6:30 PM

Burlington Writers Workshop
110 Main Street, Studio 3C Burlington, VT

12 Writers Went

Please join us for a fiction writing workshop with Jensen Beach, author of Swallowed by the Cold, at our workshop space in Burlington. This workshop was funded in part by a grant from the Burlington City Arts Community Fund.In these sessions (November 1, 8, and 15), we will engage in focused workshop of participant stories (link to reading materi…

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Also thanks to the BCA Community Fund, we’ve got this poetry workshop with poet Julia Shipley coming up in October, and there are still a few spots left.

Poetry with Julia Shipley

Monday, Oct 16, 2017, 6:30 PM

Burlington Writers Workshop
110 Main Street, Studio 3C Burlington, VT

10 Writers Went

Join poet Julia Shipley for a discussion of the craft of poetry. In this workshop, two writers will submit stories or poems in advance for review by the group. All skill levels are welcome. Respect for each other is a must.About Julia Shipley: Julia Shipley is the author of a full-length poetry collection, The Academy of Hay, (Bona Fide Books, 20…

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The latest issue of Mud Season Review is now available for your viewing pleasure.

The next meeting of the Burlington Writers Workshop board of directors will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the workshop space in Burlington. If you have questions about these meetings, please contact us.

JD Fox published this review of Kate: The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn.

Anne Charles published this review of Achy Obejas’ The Tower of the Antilles in the Lambda Literary Review.

Alexis Dubief published this book.

Ann Fisher published this short story, called “The Clairvoyant” in The Sonder Review.
In telling us about her success with this story, she wrote: “Sage advice and learning gained through my BWW experiences (weekly workshops, leading workshops, manuscript review, attending day-long workshops) has helped me publish some of my work…Thanks for the expert help, BWW!”

Cynthia Close published several articles in the latest issue of Vermont Woman, which is focused on writers and publishing in Vermont. She wrote the cover feature article on the collaboration between Vermont author Julia Alvarez and the artist Sabra Field for their project Where Do They Go? a children’s book on death. She also wrote a report on The Writers Hotel, a conference she attended in NYC in June.

Martin Bock’s exhibit of 20 photographs and a full-length slideshow is showing in Northern Virginia at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The exhibit will travel to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland in November. In January, this exhibit will become available to public view for the first time.  The opening will be hosted by Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library.

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