The Burlington Writers Workshop offers nearly 300 free workshops each year in Burlington, Montpelier, and Middlebury, as well as master classes and various full-day writing retreats throughout Vermont. Most of our current workshops meet Online, but we do have in-person workshops.  We ask that you attend at least one workshop before requesting to submit your own work for review.

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BWW Leadership Team Meeting

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This monthly leadership team meeting invites all BWW members to participate. We encourage and appreciates your direct participation!

The Burlington Writers Workshop (BWW) Leadership Team includes the elected Board members and any other active participants who wish to contribute ideas, opinions and solutions that initiate, renew, and sustain the programs we provide. Together, we create Action Teams as needed to accomplish specific goals. BWW encourages and appreciates your direct participation as we work to build a consensus leadership model. Please sign up and join us!

Agenda for 4/10 Meeting


~Review and approve minutes from previous meetings 3/13, 3/20 (2 meetings), and 4/6/22. (5 min)

~Brief self-introduction by each person present, including BWW volunteer roles. (5 min)

~LT members share their BWW dreams and goals for this year ahead. (5 min)

~Janet: nominating Sam for Managing Director of BWW. (10 min)

~ Dick: Book Fest requests BWW become its Fiscal Sponsor. (10 min)

Rebecca/Ashley: Update on MSR by coEditor and LT questions:

~Will we need to buy an expansion of Submittable free submissions next contract year? (5 min)

~Is there a way to apply the 80/20 rule to submissions to reduce staff workload? (5 min)

~How many trained and qualified Ms. Reviewers are waiting now to review a Ms.? (5 min)

Sam: Liaison Manager:

~When/how to have impromptu meeting to deal with time sensitive items? (5 min)

~Involvement in book launches. (5 min)

~Putting agenda on the website for transparency and interest: vote? (2 min)

Jon: Comm Team Update and discussion:

~Clarification: Should we promote classes held outside BWW by BWW Members? Or what do we promote? (10 min)

~What types of questions would we want to include in a Member questionnaire? (5 min)

~Next thing on website. (2 min)

Dick: Finance and Fundraising / Programs:

~What is the connection between Programs and declining Member donations? (5 min)

~Do we want to manage BWW’s size? Advantages and disadvantages of free and open. (5 min)

~Rewards / Incentives for Contributing Members: overview; purpose; next steps and goals. (5 min)

Schedule date for next LT meeting: (May 15, 6 PM?)


April 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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