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 or by paying dues through Meetup.com.
Where are you located? We're at 22 Church Street, in the "Upstairs Mall." Please check out these directions to 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. How can I get involved?
You must be a member of the workshop to help with the book. 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. <br> <br>
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.