Welcome to the League of Vermont Writers
What is the League of Vermont Writers?
The League is a friendly and down-to-earth community of both emerging and seasoned writers 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.
Founded in 1929, LVW’s mission is to:
- Help writers develop their skills
- Promote responsible and ethical writing and writing practices
- Increase communication between professional writers and publishers
- Promote an enduring appreciation for the power of the word
In 1929, luminaries Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Helen Hartness Flanders helped establish the League of Vermont Writers, Association, which would later become the League of Vermont Writers. Early League speakers included Frances Parkinson Keyes, Robert Frost, and Dorothy Thompson, all eminent figures in their day. Now, the League’s membership has included well-known writers Chris Bojahlian, Joe Citro, David Huddle, and Ellen Bryant Voigt and has hosted nationally known authors as speakers such as Archer Mayor, Tim Brookes, and Katherine Paterson.
Continuity amid change is a hallmark of Vermont’s oldest statewide writers’ organization. While the League continues to adapt to changes in the publishing industry and advances in technology, as Karen Lorentz wrote in her history of the League’s first 70 years, “One thing has remained steady: the desire to promote education and networking among members so as to inspire writing and expand opportunities for publication.”
The League of Vermont Writers invites you to join an organization that has been working with and for writers in the Green Mountain State for more than 94 years.