Opportunities and Announcements: Week of October 16, 2017

Thanks to Candelin Wahl, here we have a photo from our recent songwriting workshop. It’s a regular offering at the BWW, one Thursday a month, and proof that the BWW is a big tent, capable of providing space to creative types of all kinds.

If you thought that sentence sounded like the prelude to a pitch, you would be correct. This songwriting workshop–and all of our Burlington workshops–happen around this table, in a space that costs money to rent.

We don’t charge a fee, but the BWW leadership team ask folks like you to chip in a few bucks from time to time to support the mission of the BWW, which is to provide free learning opportunities for writers like you. If you’d like to give a certain amount each month (let’s say $6 or $12) you can become a sustaining member here. 

We hope you will. Automatic gifts like yours provide a stable base of support for the expenses that come with running this nonprofit organization.

We’ve got more opportunities and a big announcement to make, so please do check out this week’s opportunities and announcements.


Want to edit Mud Season Review’s fiction? We’re looking for a fiction editor. You can apply using the following contact form.

Your Full Name : *
Your Email : *
Genre(s) of Interest : *
Why do you want to be an editor? : *
Please briefly describe any editorial experience you may have. If you have none, write "None." : *
Are you a member of the BWW? : *

We’d also like to invite you to apply to be Mud Season Review’s editor-in-chief. Feel free to do so here.

There will soon be an opening on the BWW board. Please do contact the board if you’re interested in serving.

We’re also having our annual meeting on Saturday, November 11th at noon. We’ve tentatively scheduled this meeting for the BWW workshop space, but this will likely change, so RSVP today to keep up with any changes to the location.

The Burlington Writers Workshop Annual Meeting

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017, 12:00 PM

Fletcher Free Library
235 College St Burlington, VT

36 Writers Went

Please take the BWW’s annual member survey, open through Sunday, November 5. Take the survey >Then, please join us for the annual meeting of the Burlington Writers Workshop on Saturday, November 11. At this meeting, we hope to have broad input and a free-wheeling, creative session about strengthening what we are today and envisioning what we want …

Check out this Meetup →


I’m resigning from the BWW as its interim organizer and as board member as of Saturday, October 21st. I’ve found a lot of joy in running things, but for a variety of reasons, I need to stop. I wish the BWW the best, and hope that the board continues to offer everything it currently does, including the print issue of Mud Season Review, our annual anthology, and a full slate of retreats.

I do not know how exactly the board intends to govern the organization. You’ll have to ask them. I do know that now’s a great time to get involved, so contact the board if you’ve got ideas.

Ann Fisher had this piece published in Heartwood.

So far this month we’ve gained $80/month in sustaining membership contributions. (A few member cancelled.) Thanks very much for those of you who signed up! If you haven’t yet, please do now. It’s a big help!

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