The Renegade Writer’s Collective

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There’s a new writing initiative in the Burlington area: the Renegade Writers’ Collective. Founded by Jessica Hendry Nelson and Angela Palm, the group is going to organize writing classes, services and help to encourage writing in Vermont:

The idea for the Renegade Writers’ Collective was culled from the literary fantasies of a small writing critique group based in Burlington, Vermont. The writing group, largely comprised of recent Vermont transplants, had one thing in common besides writing: we were beginning to long for a community beyond ourselves. By winter 2012, multiple members of the group had books coming out and publications in lit mags were stacking up. We wanted a place to read our work as emerging writers. We wished for a larger community, for local support. We were still relatively new in town, but beginning to make connections and friendships. We wanted to communicate with other local writers and readers…

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Love Letter to Bob Curvin

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