Be There or Be Square
January 15th, 2013
On Saturday, February 2, the Vermont Writers Co-op will host its debut presentation of “Off the Page,” a series of literary events featuring the best of local authors. The premier event will take place in Studio B at the North End Studios, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington at 7 p.m.
Vermont Writers Co-op is a newly created group of writers who are working to build, support, and integrate a community of writers and readers while reveling in the possibilities of different voices and forms. The co-op creates opportunities for current and developing writers to respond to each other’s work, and welcomes writers and readers to participate in presentations and other events. The intention is to include among our audience those who think of themselves as keepers of “the word,” as well as those who have only imagined themselves as writers, and all lovers of literature.
The evening will include four innovative acts, some offering opportunities for audience participation. Additions and playful twists to readings of Co-op members’ work will make for a refreshingly new kind of entertainment: Mark Pendergrast invites feedback on his novel-in-progress; Susan Weiss rouses a roomful of writing; Seth Steinzor dazzles with a Dante update; Mary Fillmore shares Holocaust prose and poems.