Opportunities & Announcements: Week of May 7, 2018

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Submit your work to the 2018 BWW Anthology
Deadline: May 13, 2018

The deadline for submitting your work to this year’s annual anthology is coming up! Submit your fiction, flash fiction, poetry, memoir, personal essay, or experimental work by May 13.

Written, edited, and designed by BWW members, this anthology celebrates both our members’ writing and the strength of our supportive literary community.

Submit your work now >


Get ready for summer and fall retreats

Our hard-working retreat committee has confirmed the summer/fall retreat schedule:

July 14: Home of Terry Cleveland in Georgia—Fiction with Joni Cole

Aug. 25: Studio of Riki Moss in Grand Isle—Prose with Robin McLean

Sept. 8:  Adamant Music School in Adamant—Poetry with Baron Wormser

Nov. 11: Bishop Booth Center in Burlington—Creative Nonfiction with Jericho Parms

As in the past, spots are limited and will be filled via lottery. The lottery sign up for all retreats will begin on May 15. Each retreat’s lottery will close 4 weeks before the respective event, giving us all plenty of time to plan and schedule.

Visit our retreats page to learn more about the schedules and leaders. And check back on May 15 to enter the lottery.  Learn more about BWW retreats >

Questions? Email retreats@burlingtonwritersworkshop.com >


Become a reader for Mud Season Review

If you enjoy reading and discussing short works of fiction or nonfiction, we encourage you to think about joining the staff of Mud Season Review. We’re looking for readers in both fiction and nonfiction. As a reader, you’ll review pieces as they come into the journal and work with other journal readers and editors to select work for final publication. No prior experience or degrees required.

Contact us if you’re interested in becoming an MSR reader >


Join a BWW committee

It’s true that we don’t charge for our programming. But that doesn’t mean the extensive opportunities the BWW offers are free.

In the spirit of “many hands make light work,” we’re forming committees to help carry out the mission of the BWW. Serving on a committee also means you get to share in the ownership of your community—and help make it even better for everyone.

From programming and marketing to membership and fundraising, we can use your talent and your time. We hope you’ll take a moment to take a look at our committee structure and let us know where you might be interested in helping.

Share your committee interest >


Congrats and thanks

Congratulations to BWW founder Peter Biello on his 2 recent NHPR stories, one on the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program celebrating 20 years as a nonprofit and the other on Dartmouth’s remembrance of Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather.

Congratulations to Cynthia Close, a founding BWW board member and our inaugural art editor for Mud Season Review, on her article about Vermont artist Alison Bechdel in Art & Object magazine.


Thank you to the retreat committee for putting together such an inspiring schedule of retreats for this summer and fall. Retreat committee members include Karin Ames, Wendy AndersenLinda AyerRose EggertEva GumprechtRiki MossJen Parsons, and Candelin Wahl.


Thank you to Barbie Alsop for managing the June Meetup and BWW website calendars.


Thank you to Karin Ames for filling in as scheduler while Dennis Bouldin was away on vacation. And thanks, as always, to Dennis for his ongoing handling of this critical role.


Thank you to our volunteers who led workshops or held open hours sessions in April: Karin Ames, Wendy AndersenKristabeth AtwoodMelinda Bachand, Kelly BartlettPatrick BrownsonRosa Castellano, Terry Cleveland,  Seth Melvin CroninMargaret GrantEva GumprechtStephen KastnerKelly HuffmanKerstin LangeDick MathesonNatasha MieszkowskiRita Munro, and Janet Schneider.

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