A view of downtown Burlington, Vermont on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
For the first time in two years, I attended a Wednesday night writing workshop in downtown Burlington, Vermont. Wednesday night writing workshops are the longest running tradition at the Burlington Writers Workshop. Part of that tradition involves going out for drinks downtown after the discussion ends. I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed the lively Wednesday night conversations and the chance to socialize with BWW members over a beer (or two).
Part of the fun for me, of course, was getting feedback on my latest short story. I was hoping to see this story in a new light and, as always, BWW members delivered. In the next few days, I’m going to get started on revisions. Thanks, fellow workshoppers!
If you’ve got a piece of writing you need to see through someone else’s eyes, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for you. Here are this week’s opportunities and announcements.
“A Ulysses Summer: Summer Literature Reading Group” is one of our most popular workshops this summer.
Lately a group of BWW members have been reading Ulysses by James Joyce together. Patrick Brownson leads the group, which counts 13 regular attendees plus a waitlist, meaning it’s one of the most popular things we’re offering this summer. As you can see, our workshop space is occupied by quite a few happy readers, one of whom owns a selfie stick.
This reading group is full, but you can still participate in other workshops, if you’d like. We’ve got plenty. We’ve also got four free writing retreats planned this year.
Check out this week’s opportunities and announcements. Continue reading
Well, we could not have asked for a better day—or location—for the 2015 BWW August Free Writing Retreat. Camp Abnaki proved to be a beautiful spot for relaxed writing and creative inspiration as well as a chance for members to connect over shared meals and activities. Thank you to our Retreat Committee and to everyone who participated for making it such an amazing day. The group unanimously voted that this should become an annual BWW tradition so look for more Camp Abnaki retreat information in 2016!
Read on for the results of our September Poetry Series poll, info on the next stop of the Best Of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2015 book tour, and more.