Opportunities and Announcements: Week of May 5, 2014

First, some good news. I’ve added up all the numbers and found that, through automatic contributions, we’ve covered $515.53 of our $610 monthly rent on our workshop space. That’s amazing! Thank you!

Second, more good news. Cope & Associates and a group of anonymous donors will give the workshop $25 when you sign up for monthly dues through Meetup.com or through our website at $12/month or more. They’re doing this as a way to entice you to help us pay 100% of our rent automatically.

pattygriffin2Third, even more good news! When you set up automatic contributions of $12/month or more, you’ll be entered to win tickets to see Patty Griffin at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on June 14th. How cool is that?

Make your contribution today.


Anyway—that’s my pitch. Thanks very much for your support. Now, here are opportunities and announcements for this week.


The Flynn Center still needs writers to blog about the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. If you want free tickets to the following events, all you have to do is write two blog posts—one before, one after. Email Jim Gamble to claim one of these shows: jamesgamble@mac.com. First come, first served.

  • Gregoire Maret Quartet, May 31 (10:00 PM show)
  • Linda Oh, June 2
  • Warren Wolf & Wolfpack, June 5
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant, June 7, 10 pm show only
  • Jerry Bergonzi Quintet, June 8, 6 pm

If you need feedback on something you’ve written, please take a look at our schedule and request a day to have your work discussed.

Megan Mayhew Bergman will read from her collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, on Wednesday, May 28 at Hotel Vermont. For a donation of $200 or more to the BWW, we’ll thank you with an invitation to join Megan for dinner at Juniper or Hen of the Wood before the reading. It’s a perfect way to help us cover the cost of bringing her here and enjoy some great conversation with a talented writer.

I’m looking for short essays on the craft of writing or on the theme of: “What creative writing workshops do for me.” If you have an idea, pitch it to me. I’d love to hear what you think about this.


Annalisa Parent has published work in Singles Warehouse.

We’ll be taking a look at all the applications for jobs with Mud Season Review this week, and we hope to be in touch with you before too long. Stay tuned for updates.

Want to get involved with this workshop? Please contact me and let me know how you’d like to be involved!

About Peter Biello

Peter Biello is the host of All Things Considered on New Hampshire Public Radio and a writer of short stories, novels, book reviews, and essays. He's also the host of The Bookshelf, a series of interviews with authors from or writing about the Granite State.
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