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Welcome to Write Action

Write Action Event ParticipantsWrite Action is a community-based, grass-roots writer’s organization formed in 1999 “to strengthen a community of writers in Brattleboro and the surrounding area; and to nurture, encourage, and promote the literary arts in the at-large community”.

We exist because of an activist, vibrant base of writers in southeastern Vermont, and because of an engaged community of readers. In this, we feel very fortunate – Vermont is fertile ground for writers!

Write Action Flash Fiction Contest

This year, Write Action is holding a Flash Fiction contest. The winning entry will be a work of fiction no longer than 820 words. Writers can choose which of three possible themes are most inspiring.

Click here for details about Write Action's Flash Fiction Contest.

An important part of our commitment to writers is Write Action's email newsletter. Now going out to over 300 people, the newsletter highlights literary events in the tri-state region. There are also updates on writing groups, and writer’s opportunities.

Intrinsic to our founding as a grass-roots organization, Write Action holds at least two open readings a year, and often more.  One is always at the Brattleboro Literary Festival. We take great pride in  helping to bring together the writing community  for this annual,  free weekend-long celebration of literature featuring renowned and up-and-coming authors. BLF is an event that is becoming known throughout the northeast for the level of authors on its roster and the diversity of its literary events (www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org).

Among our achievements, in recent years, Write Action has instituted an annual writing contest for poetry and prose; has established Brattleboro Union High School senior awards for creative writing and journalism (The Marty Jezer Award for excellence in Journalism); sponsors “Poets of the Past”, a monthly in-depth reading and discussion of favorite poets, held 3rd Sundays at Twilight Tea Lounge (www.twilighttealounge.com); has published booklets and one anthology of local writing (The Best of Write Action).

Write Action has collaborated with arts organizations such as the co-operatively owned and run Windham Art Gallery (www.windhamartgallery.com), the Vermont Jazz Center (www.vtjazz.org), and Luminz Dance Studio (www.luminzstudio.com). Write Action has also worked with town organizations on projects such as The Brattleboro Historical Society’s panels that describe in poetry and prose   familiar downtown businesses and locales. These panels, encased in weatherproof frames, have been displayed downtown in an outdoors space, and are currently under consideration by BaBB to be installed in the River Garden, a town-owned public building. Funding for these projects have come from The Crosby Foundation, Dunham-Mason Foundation, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, and the Vermont Arts Council.

The annual picnic, usually held at the home of a Write Action board member, is a social event and open reading, a chance to “network” and “shmooze”.

 

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Join Our Email Network

If you would like to be part of our email network, enabling you to receive notices about area readings, writing groups, and other literary opportunities and events, please, send your request to be added to the database to Eric at WriteAction2004@aol.com.

 

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