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The League of Vermont Writers is presenting TWO EVENTS the last Weekend of July:

1st: A special  two hour Masterclass, "Getting Ready, Getting Read, Getting Readers"  by NY literary agent Katharine Sands. Full information here.

6:30 to 8:30 pm Thursday evening July 25th. Delta Hotel, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT. 

--> CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS <--  $49.00 for this Thursday Night Masterclass.

This class is a lead-up to the League of Vermont Writers main summer event, Writers Meet Agents, also happening at the Delta Hotel. This conference is on Saturday, July 27, 8:30 to 5:00. Six active, renown literary agents will meet one-on-one with writers and hear pitches for books they are hoping to have published.  


2nd: Then, ALL DAY Saturday, the LVW Premier, In-Person Event,

"Writers Meet Agents" will also be held at the Delta Hotel


175.00 for members; 235.00 non-members. (JOIN now, become a member for 45.00 and save!)

This event is open to all, LVW members and non-members alike. The program includes information for those who have book manuscripts ready to be seen, as well as for writers whose books are still in progress. The program is designed to help writers of all kinds, at all levels.

Agents available for one-on-one book Pitches (25.00 each) :

Full information about these agents and the genres they represent is on our

Writers Meet Agents Page


Welcome to the League of Vermont Writers 

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:                                                                            

For Membership Details, Including Discounted Event Rates

Our History

For a wonderful slide show of the history of LVW, CLICK HERE (temporarily under repair)

LVW Leadership

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

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Robin MacArthur and Home
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First Writes to Last Rights
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By Gail E. Wind At the summer 2022 Writers Meet Agents event in Rochester, Vermont, Katharine Sands gave the presentation “First Writes to Last Rights.” Katharine hails from the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, a well-established agency that got its start in the 1970s. Among other things, she is the driving force and contributor to the indispensable book, Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye.
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