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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of May 19, 2014

Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Burlington Writers Workshop. Five years is an eternity for projects like these, so thank you to everyone who makes this community vibrant and strong. A bit of history: I remember … Continue reading

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Mothers, Daughters, and Writing

If you’ve attend just a handful of writing workshops,  you’ve realized that many writers are working with ideas that originate from a topic they know best: family. On Mother’s Day, I was reminded of the first time I wrote anything … Continue reading

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Opportunities and Announcements: Week of May 12, 2014

The staff of Mud Season Review has been chosen. Those folks will get together soon to figure out some work-flow details and I’m really looking forward to seeing what they come up with. Even though the masthead positions have been … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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, … 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.

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Dispatch from AWP: The Art of the Book Review

This just in: There is no agreement on what a makes a good book review. Panelist Craig Teicher says that a good book review need not be “right” about the book, but it must definitely be interesting. It should, in … Continue reading

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Dispatch from AWP: The Fine Art of Constructive Praise

There are workshops that tear you down for sport, and there are workshops that build you up with meaningless praise. Somewhere between these two extremes exists the sweet spot of the creative writing workshop, where, as four panelists from Grub … Continue reading

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Public Speaking and the Writing Process

I began acting classes around the same time I started writing poetry—in elementary school. While I eventually came to terms with the fact that I can’t act to save my life, it has always felt natural for me to read … Continue reading

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The BWW on WCAX (Again)

Nothing like live TV to focus the mind on a Wednesday morning. I spoke on WCAX this morning about our new space in Studio 266 and our partnership with Hotel Vermont. The first time I appeared on WCAX, we had … Continue reading

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