Opportunities & Announcements: Week of April 2, 2018

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Opportunities

Call for submissions opens for the 2018 BWW Anthology

If you’ve been to at least 1 BWW workshop within the past 5 years, we invite you to submit your work for consideration in this year’s annual anthology. This anthology celebrates both our members’ work as well as the strength of our supportive literary community.

All genres welcome. Deadline for submissions is May 13, 2018.

Submit your work now >

Group forming to review book-length fiction

Have a completed, or half-finished, fiction book you’d like workshopped? Or, just think you’d enjoy reading and critiquing longer works?

A BWW member is putting together a group for members interested in discussing book-length fiction works by their fellow members. Please join us for this informational session on Saturday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. in BurlingtonRSVP now >

If you can’t make it to this session, but you’re interested in being part of this group in the future, please feel free to contact us, and we’ll reach out with more information.

Short works by Denis Johnson chosen for spring lit Denis Johnson novella coversgroup

The members have spoken: 2 works by Denis Johnson, Angels and Jesus’ Son were chosen through a member poll for the spring literature group, which will meet for 5 weeks beginning May 1. Registration is open on Meet-Up. RSVP now >

League of VT Writers offers 2 workshops in April

The League of Vermont Writers is offering 2 professional development workshop in April that may interest BWW members.

Getting Your Author Blog and Website Started Using WordPress, April 14, 4-6 p.m., at Champlain College.  In this 2-hour interactive workshop, participants will learn the basics of starting a blog and author website, specifically using the WordPress platform.  Cost: $20.

The Road to Publication, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Summit Lodge, Killington. Sessions include: Your Query Letter, Your First Five Pages, Your In-Person Pitch to an Agent, and The Straight and Crooked Paths to Publication. Cost: $49 LVW members, $69 non-LVW members, $99 at the door.

Board minutes available

The BWW board of directors meets at least monthly. Members are welcome at meetings and we post the minutes on the board of directors page.

Thanks & congratulations

Congratulations to Martin Bock whose showing of photographs and sculpture, titled “Studies in Depth,” has been transported from the Howard Hughs Medical Research Institute to Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library and will be on display through the end of April. A public  reception Friday, April 6 from 6-9 p.m. is open to all. The reception will initiate a call to artists, writers, musicians to participate in a multimedia event,  Burlington Ode, a tribute.

Congratulations Rebecca Starks on the publication of 2 poems in The 2River View.

Thank you to Gin Ferrarra for featuring Margaret Grant and Deena Frankel in a conversation about writing and the Burlington Writers Workshop on her interview show, The Upbeat, on WBTV-LP.  A podcast of the show will be available soon.

 

 

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