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The Burlington Writers Workshop is a free creative writing workshop for all Vermonters. We're a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and our mission is to provide writers with free learning opportunities that help them develop as artists and professional writers.  We host workshops in Burlington, Montpelier, and Middlebury. We also host occasional panel discussions, readings, and networking opportunities with experienced, professional writers. To ensure access for all, everything we do is free of charge.

Whether you've been writing for years or you're new to the craft, you will enjoy the company of our intelligent, passionate workshop members. We discuss fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, poetry, drama, screenplays--if you've written it, we'll read it and provide feedback. Join us, sign up for a workshop, and enjoy! Please read "The Rules" before you attend (they're really simple and ensure that our discussions are productive and fun). Below are some Frequently Asked Questions. 




How much does it cost? There is no charge. It's free! But you can make tax-deductible donations through PayPal. 

Where are you located? We're at 110 Main Street, Studio 3C in Burlington, Vermont. Learn more about our space.

Who can join?  Anyone, though we prefer people over the age of 18 because our writing is often not suitable for children. If you're still in high school, you may enjoy the Young Writers Project.

What kind of writing do you discuss? Any kind of prose and poetry. If you wrote it, we'll read it.

How do I get feedback for my work? All you have to do is ask. But please read these directions first.

What if I haven't published anything? That's okay! If you keep writing and revising your work and your goal is to be a published writer, then you'll succeed. And we'll help!

Where can I see group reviews? Right here.

I want to help with the creation of your annual anthology, The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop, or your literary journal, Mud Season Review. How can I get involved? You must be a member of the workshop to help with these projects. That means you must join this group and provide feedback to your fellow writers. Once you're a member, you can participate, either by submitting work or editing or helping with the design. 

I've heard the BWW is partnered with local organizations. Is that true?
Yes! BWW writers provide blog entries for The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. We've worked with Burlington City Arts in writing about art. And we're always open to partnering with other organizations that want to provide opportunities for BWW writers to showcase their work.

I have more questions that you haven't answered. How do I contact you? By clicking here.

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The Burlington Writers Workshop

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  • Yesterday · 6:30 PM

    Wednesday Workshop

    12 Writers

    Please join us for a Wednesday workshop of any genre (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, whatever you have, we’ll take a look!). We’ll focus on specific elements of craft and... Learn more

  • 2 days ago · 10:30 AM

    Creative Nonfiction Workshoc

    10 Writers | 5.00

    Join us for a discussion of creative nonfiction submitted by BWW members. We’ll focus on specific elements of the craft and give honest responses to the work. In this... Learn more

  • 3 days ago · 6:30 PM

    Monday Poetry Workshop

    9 Writers

    We’ll focus on specific elements of the craft and give honest responses to the work. All skill levels are welcome. Respect for each other is a must. READING MATERIALS:... Learn more

  • 6 days ago · 10:30 AM

    Friday Morning Workshop

    7 Writers | 5.00

    Please join us for a Friday morning workshop of any genre (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, whatever you have, we’ll take a look!). We’ll focus on specific elements of craft... Learn more

  • March 22 · 6:30 PM

    Wednesday Workshop (chapter focus)

    10 Writers | 5.00

    Join us for a discussion of up to 3 chapters (limit of 40 pages total) by a BWW member. We’ll focus on specific elements of craft and give honest responses to the work.... Learn more

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