I wasn’t sure what I was looking for when I joined the Burlington Writers Workshop. What I found was a talented and diverse group of individuals, all working together with the common goal of helping its members become better writers, whatever their ability or background. The open yet professional atmosphere has fostered close friendships and provided a haven for many folks seeking a sense of community within the larger social and cultural fabric of the City of Burlington.
The BWW is infused with the energy of its all-volunteer staff, reflecting an active, growing organization that has expanded beyond Burlington to foster groups in Montpelier and Middlebury. I have taken advantage of many opportunities offered to members: the retreats, the special events, the chance to publish in the annual anthology, and the Flynn Center’s blogging program.
As an active board member and art editor of Mud Season Review, our newly established art and literary journal, I’ve been able to give back a small portion of the benefits I have received as a member of the group.
I also contribute financially to the BWW, and I hope you will, too. The BWW needs donations to help pay the rent for the meeting space we all use. Your donations also cover the costs of our forays in publishing. Consider what these benefits are worth to you and make a contribution in any amount, either as a one-time gift, or as a sustaining member. (Just click the ‘Make this recurring (monthly)’ checkbox on the donation form to give that amount automatically each month as a sustaining member).
—Cynthia Close, BWW board member and art editor, Mud Season Review
P.S. We’ve currently raised $3,735.00 of our $5,000 goal for this December Fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who has donated!