A few months ago, John Killacky, the Executive Director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, asked me to find members of the Burlington Writers Workshop who could write for the Flynn Center Blog in exchange for free tickets to shows. Members responded enthusiastically, because who doesn’t want to see a free show AND have a reason to create a conversation about it?
The Flynn has recently released its line-up for the Flynn Center’s 2013-2014 season. Now we need your help.
Here’s how this works: Burlington Writers Workshop members will request one of these events (send request to me at firstname.lastname@example.org). First-come-first-served. Anyone who signs up for an event and hasn’t attended a BWW meeting will be encouraged to do so. You gotta give feedback to your fellow writers at a meeting before you can get anything here!
So let’s say you’ve chosen to see “The Addams Family” on October 28th. You’ll write something about or inspired by “The Addams Family” at least a week (preferably two weeks) before the performance. Then you’ll send it to me. Then I’ll work with you on edits, then I’ll send it to the Flynn!
Once you’ve written that first piece, you’ll be free to pick up your tickets at the box office. And after the show, you’ll write another piece about or inspired by what you’ve seen. The link to the performance you’ve seen must be clear, of course.
This joint effort is an attempt to (1) provide BWW members with another place to showcase their work and (2) generate conversations about meaningful art and performances in our very artsy Vermont community.
So please do send me a note if you’re interested in participating! And sign up to become a member of The Burlington Writers Workshop at Meetup.com. Our workshops, events, and membership itself are free and they always will be.