On July 20 the League of Vermont Writers (LVW) is holding "Into the Words," a summer writing retreat and member showcase, featuring member-led workshops and readings along with a celebration of the League's 90th anniversary.
Membership in the League is not required to join in the fun, which takes place at LVW member Jerry Johnson's schoolhouse farm in Albany, Vermont, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Snacks and water will be provided although participants should plan to bring their own lunch, beverage and lawn chair.
Throughout the day writers will have a choice of four concurrent workshops, each focused on a different aspect of writing and the writer's life. Topics include character development, public speaking and acting techniques for writers, developing an online author platform, blackout poetry, marketing, how to collaborate with an illustrator on a book project and using travel to bring authenticity to writing, among others.
In addition, the event will include exhibits of historical LVW items and a town hall meeting, which will provide an opportunity for members to share favorite memories and reminisce about the League's past and talk about visions for its future. Cake will be served. Members also may display their writing and bring their books to sell.
The deadline to register is July 15. The fee is $20 for LVW members, $40 for non-members. For information or to register online, go to https://leagueofvermontwriters.org.