Welcome to the League of Vermont Writers (Contact Us)
The League is a friendly and down-to-earth community of writers—both emerging and seasoned—from all around the state and beyond.
Founded in 1929, it is the oldest writing organization in Vermont; membership offers an exciting opportunity to meet and collaborate with others who delight in the written word.
LVW is open to all who make writing a part of their lives. We offer support and encouragement, networking opportunities, craft, and professional development. We cover the nuts and bolts without being genre-specific. You don’t need to be published to join. LVW is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible.
LVW's Mission is to:
- Help writers develop their skills through workshops;
- Increase communication between writers, agents, and publishers;
- Promote an enduring appreciation for the power of the word; and
- Provide venues for writers to gather, network and share their writing.
For a wonderful slide show of the history of LVW, CLICK HERE (temporarily under repair)
LVW is member-driven and guided by a 10-member, all volunteer board of directors which is voted on by the general membership at the annual January meeting.
Five directors serve as officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Immediate Past President. The other five serve as at-large directors. View descriptions of these these positions.
The League Board of Directors facilitates decision-making, initiatives, and forward movement that benefit the growth and sustainability of the organization as whole. It holds quarterly meetings, either in-person or via digital means. It conducts business via mail, phone and email correspondence. The board governs by the guidance of the organization’s bylaws.
At the annual January business meeting, members hear reports from the board of directors and various other committees regarding LVW’s progress towards achieving its mission, the status of the organization's financial situation, and goals for the coming year. The members elect officers and directors; and vote on other business items concerning the general membership.
Current Minutes can be found HERE