Join hundreds, thousands -- meeeelions! -- of writers across Vermont who will stop what they're doing for JUST SEVEN MINUTES -- AND WRITE!
This is Young Writers Project's annual day of honoring writing, a day when people of all ages in Vermont (and our neighbors in New Hampshire) take a few minutes to write to seven fun and zany prompts created just for Vermont Writes Day. You can participate on your own, or in class with fellow students and teachers; you can use pencil and paper, or write on one of our websites!
Congratulations to the winners of the Winter Tales Challenge! Selected works were presented in early December by the Vermont Stage Company actors and by all accounts the shows were outstanding! Selected were: Eliza Goodell, Sophie Usherwood, Chloe Gagnon, Julia Remillard, Shannon MacDonald, Sophia Nistico, Saia Patel, Landon Smith, Finn Verdonk, Sophie Dauerman, Remy Schulz, Abby Simmons, Anna Phelps, Devon DeMarse!
Alison Redlich, a professional photographer and photography workshop leader at YWP's Fall Conference, grabbed her camera and got to work during a short break in the agenda to create these portraits of some of the participants at the Nov. 5 event at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. #FALLCONF16
Amazing day of writing, photography, audio, poetry, performance and storytelling at YWP's Fall Conference! Thanks to all for your energy, imagination and effort. It is not easy to spend the day working as hard as you did (all while having a little fun!)
We'll do it again March 11, 2017 at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier -- hope to see you there!
Many thanks to our presenters: Reuben Jackson, Geof Hewitt, Jeff Baron, Alison Redlich and Rusty DeWees. (And, yes, GG, too!)
PLEASE POST YOUR CREATIONS HERE. GIVE THEM THE HASHTAG #FALLCONF16. THANKS!
Send us your most despised cliches and we'll add them to this master list!
Here are a few of H.W. Fowler's cliches to avoid:
Acid test Blessing in disguise Conspicuous by his absence Damn with faint praise Dim religious light Explore every avenue Fair sex Few and far between Filthy lucre Free gratis and for nothing His own worst enemy Ill-gotten gains Inner man Irony of fate Last but not least Leave no stone unturned Method in his madness More in sorrow than in anger More sinned against than sinning Neither rhyme nor reason Of that ilk Of the ____________ persuasion Olive branches Powers that be Sleep the sleep of the just Splendid isolation Take one's name in vain Tender mercies There's the rub To be or not to be Through thick and thin Tower of strength Weaker vessel
Read the winning submissions in the "I and You" Poetry Competition! Congratulations to Ben Maksym of Grand Isle, Kaytlyn Ann Young of Shelburne and Peyton Cassel of Lancaster, PA! Winners receive complimentary tickets to the Vermont Stage play, "I and You," at FlynnSpace in Burlington! Poems will also be displayed at the theater during the play's run, from April 20 to May 8.