Podcast: Phoenix Books in Burlington Hosts the Burlington Writers Workshop

Phoenix Books in Burlington served as our gracious host on Thursday, May 1 for a reading by the editors of The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014. Martin Bock, Paul Hobday, Amanda Vella and I read from our own work, and only one piece (Martin’s) was the piece published in the book.

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of April 28, 2014

We have an extraordinary opportunity this week to support a local organization that supports us. Phoenix Books is hosting a reading by the editors of The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014 on Thursday at 7 p.m. I hope you can make it. Oh, did I mention that August First is supplying free food? They are! So, see you there.

RSVP here.

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Podcast: “The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014” Book Launch Party

If you missed the launch of The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014, fear not! You can still listen to the podcast here. Our readers were: Wendy Andersen, Liz Cantrell, Cynthia Close, Michael Freed-Thall, Hillary Read and Rebecca Starks.

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of April 21, 2014

The people have spoken, and with 67% of the vote, Mud Season Review will be the name of the literary journal produced by members of the Burlington Writers Workshop. If you’re interested in serving on the staff of the journal, please apply here.

Here are the opportunities and announcements for this week.
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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of April 14, 2014

The book launch party was fantastic! Thanks to everyone who helped make it a success. We sold 58 books (a lot of 2014 editions, a few 2013), celebrated those who submitted work, and had a great time. If you missed the event but would like to purchase a book, we’ll have them at meetings in the BWW Writing Center going forward, and you can also order books online.

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Seven Days Reviews “Best of 2014”

SevenDaysBookReviewSeven Days has given The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014 a favorable review. Margot Harrison, who has written about the BWW before, has mentioned several of the folks published in this new collection. For example, of Hillary Read’s story “Soon,” she writes: “It’s the sort of tale that in the wrong hands can easily turn maudlin, but Read makes it alternately transcendent and quietly devastating.” Continue reading

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Plowing Ahead: Vincent Bergamo On Writing A Fantasy Novel

vincentbergamoFor two years I had dreamed of writing a fantasy novel. I had been watching the novel unfold in my head. I read other works, wrote several short stories, and typed up plans. Finally, one day, I began writing it. I called it, “The Novel.” Continue reading

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“The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014” Book Trailer


Want to learn more about our second annual anthology? Here’s the book trailer for The Best of The Burlington Writer’s Workshop 2014, featuring Jim Gamble, Cynthia Close, Michelle Watters, Paul Hobday, Martin Bock, Jernigan Pontiac, and Amanda Vella. Continue reading

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Meetup.com Responds To BWW’s Needs, Pledges Cash

meetupIf you’ve used Meetup.com in the past two weeks or so, you’ve probably noticed that it’s been down or malfunctioning. That was the result of an outside attack on Meetup.com’s website. The attack is over and the good folks at Meetup.com have put things back in order. Continue reading

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Dispatch from AWP: Starting and Sustaining a New Literary Publication

To start a new literary journal, you need a few things. Let’s go through a quick list of what the panelists had to say. Continue reading

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