Book Launch: The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2017 & Mud Season Review Vol. 3

May 15, 2017

In this podcast, you'll hear readings by authors published in The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2017 and the third print issue of Mud Season Review. Readers include Julia Alter, Elizabeth Gaucher, Jericho Parms, Peter Biello, Benjamin Hale, and Meg Reynolds. 


Book Launch Party for “The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016″

June 30, 2016

In this podcast, you'll hear readings by several of the authors published in The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2016, which is the fourth edition of our annual anthology of work by Vermont writers. This event was recorded on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Burlington City Arts, and was sponsored by Sun Dog Poetry Center and author Jerry Johnson. Learn more about The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop series.


Mud Season Review’s Print Issue 2016 Launch

May 23, 2016

The launch of Mud Season Review's 2016 print issue features readings by Alison Prine, Robin McLean, Ralph Culver, and Sean Prentiss. Their work and the work of many other authors appears in this new volume, which is available for purchase online.


Mud Season Review’s Brett Sigurdson on the Nature of Truth in Creative Nonfiction

February 15, 2016

Your English teacher may have told you that fiction is made up and nonfiction is not. But some writers of creative nonfiction may tell you that some stuff in CNF is made up, and that's okay. Mud Season Review's nonfiction editor Brett Sigurdson shares where he stands on the issue of truth in CNF, and he also shares what he looks for in a great essay. Learn more about Mud Season Review.


The Right First Steps to Getting Published (with William Notte)

December 25, 2015

William Notte spent seven years as the acquisitions editor for a publishing house. During this time he reviewed (and rejected) thousands of book proposals. This presentation, recorded and hosted by the Burlington Writers Workshop at Hotel Vermont, will walk you through the process of pitching your book (fiction or nonfiction) and point out common mistakes even experienced writers make that could lead to a book's rejection. You'll learn why you shouldn't get too excited about your idea for your book's cover, what words/phrases you should avoid in your pitch letter, and how self-publishing primes you for traditional publishing.


Mud Season Review Print Launch Party Readings

May 3, 2015

Mud Season Review's launch party for the first print issue featured readings by Michael Minchin, Kari Giroux, and Nancy Means Wright. The event took place at Hotel Vermont on May 2, 2015.

To purchase a copy of the print issue, visit our online store.


A Conversation with the Managing Editors of Mud Season Review

April 29, 2015

As Mud Season Review prepares to launch its first print issue, we take a peek behind the curtain to find out how the journal is put together each month. Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Starks and soon-to-be Burlington Writers Workshop Organizer Danielle Thierry talk about the journal's aesthetic, work flow, challenges, and future.

Learn more about Mud Season Review.

Click here to purchase the print issue.


Five Writers on Writing and Money

January 26, 2015

In this panel discussion, "Five Writers on Writing and Money," we talk about the variety of ways writers make a living. The panelists are Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of the short story collections Almost Famous Women and Birds of a Lesser Paradise; Dede Cummings, founder of Green Writers Press; Zach Despart, a reporter for The Addison Independent; Suzanne Kingsbury, author of the novels The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me and The Gospel According to Gracey; and Kerrin McCadden, author of the New Issues Poetry Prize winning collection Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes.

The panelists discuss a variety of money-related aspects of the profession, including taxes, managing time, and the value of conferences and the MFA in creative writing.


A Reading at Bridgeside Books

December 7, 2014

A reading at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury, Vermont, featuring poets published in The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014, Erika Nichols, Meg Stout, Colleen Ovelman, Michelle Watters, and Darlene Witte-Townsend.


Book Tour: “The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014″ at Phoenix Books

May 3, 2014

The editors of The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014 (Peter Biello, Martin Bock, Paul Hobday, and Amanda Vella) read at Phoenix Books on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Learn more at