Opportunities and Announcements: Week of June 2, 2014

thankyoupbThanks to everyone who made our May push for sustaining members a success! We signed up 11 new sustaining members, bringing our monthly income to $585.47. This is super close to our $610/month rent. With one-time gifts, we’ll cover everything, so thanks very much. It’s truly a pleasure to see so many people come together to create this beautiful, artsy thing for Burlington and Vermont.

I’ll have the results of the drawing for the Patty Griffin tickets soon. Here are the opportunities and announcements for this week.


I posted all the workshops for July. Please take a moment and save your seat at the table! You may also want to request a day to have your work reviewed.

I need some volunteers to help keep the BWW center open on Wednesday mornings and afternoons and on Thursday afternoons. Can anyone help this month? Contact me.

Phoenix Books wants our help in recommending books to its customers. We’ve been looking for three recommendations each for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We now need one more recommendation for nonfiction, and three for poetry. Come on, poets! Tell us what you’re reading! Give a 50 word summary. Your selection must have been published within the past 2 years. Contact me.

I have one signed copy of Megan Mayhew Bergman’s short story collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, left over from her reading on May 28th. If anyone wants it, please let me know. It’s $15. First come, first served.


The staff of Mud Season Review is hard at work getting everything in order. We’re hoping to begin accepting submissions by June 15th, with the first digital issue appearing on September 20th. We’ve scheduled a launch party at Hotel Vermont.

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be working on a redesign of burlingtonwritersworkshop.com. Part of this is transitioning our website from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, which will enable us to do more with widgets, codes, plugins, etc. Thanks to Joe Di Stefano of Okay Plus for helping us with this transition and with his help with Mud Season Review. If you need a website built, he’s your guy.

Rosemary Rawlins, author of Learning by Accident, will speak in the Fletcher Room at the Fletcher Free Library on Wednesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. about learning and growing from adversity through the experience of caring for her husband after a near-fatal bike crash.


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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