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About Write Action

Write Action is a non-profit organization formed to strengthen a community of writers in Brattleboro and the surrounding area, and to nurture, encourage, and promote the literary arts in the community at-large.

An important part of "strengthening a community of writers" is Write Action's email newsletter. The newsletter highlights literary events in the tri-state region. There are also updates on writing groups, and writers' opportunities. Intrinsic to this effort are the open readings, held in various venues throughout the downtown, that take place several times a year.

A collection of work by local authors, "The Best of Write Action" was published in 2003. With this and other fundraising projects, the organization has been able to seed programs and projects. The first Write Action creative writing award for a Brattleboro Union High School senior was presented in 2004. Write Action will present the $100 award annually as part of senior awards night at BUHS. Other awards and scholarship programs are planned, including a high school journalism award named after Write Action's first president, noted author, activist, and Reformer columnist Marty Jezer, who passed away in June of 2005.

Each year Write Action serves as a vital connection to the grass-roots writing community for the annual Literary Festival, whose aim is to bring outstanding established and up-and-coming literary talent to the community. Readings are all open to the public and free. Write Action is the festival's main source of volunteers, and the organization hosts the festival open reading and Author's Brunch.

The annual picnic, usually held on the grounds of a home in South Newfane, is a social event and open reading, a chance to "network" and to "shmooze."

First Annual Write Action PicnicWe continue to find ways that local writers can interact with other arts and community organizations: Write Action recently joined the Brattleboro area's new Alliance For The Arts, to help promote the literary arts in Windham County; an annual writers' contest, in collaboration with the Brattleboro Reformer, was started in 2005. The first contest's theme was "Life in Windham County". The Brattleboro Reformer, the town's daily newspaper, published the winning stories on consecutive weeks, and a handsome booklet was made of the winners' and finalists' pieces. The theme for this year's contest is "Winter".

This web site is Write Action's most recent project aimed at bettering communication and gaining greater visibility for the Brattleboro area writing community. In the future, this web site will feature links to WA subscriber web sites.

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 subscriber list to Eric at WriteAction2004@aol.com. It would be appreciated if you would include your mailing address for the very occasional paper mailing.



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