Mud Season Review is affiliated with Burlington Writers Workshop, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit bringing free workshops to writers. Founded in 2009 by Peter Biello, BWW has drawn more than 800 members, nearly half of whom are actively attending workshops at any given time. The mission of BWW is to provide writers with free learning opportunities that help them develop as artists and professional writers. Membership is free.
In the past, if you lived in Vermont you could attend a workshop and offer feedback on fellow Vermonters’ stories, novels, poems, memoirs, plays, screenplays and songs. Now the organization welcomes all adult writers, with most workshops held on Zoom.
By joining BWW you can benefit from:
- as many as five workshops spanning several genres each week in Burlington, with additional workshops in Middlebury
- publishing opportunities in Cold Lake Anthology—BWW’s annual print anthology that features work written, selected, and edited by members of the greater BWW community
- public readings, workshops, and panel discussions with celebrated authors such as Megan Mayhew Bergman, Jensen Beach, Jon Clinch, and Kerrin McCadden
- a community writing space where writers can come to work and share in a quiet and welcoming environment
Currently, BWW workshops are mostly online via Zoom, but we do have some in-person workshops.