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Williston resident hosts writers boot camp
Michelle Demers will host a program entitled “Writer’s Boot Camp” at the Writer’s Barn in Shelburne this January. The process-oriented, six-week course is open to writers of all interests and experience.
Demers is a writer and teacher. She holds two master’s degrees in writing—an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in professional writing. She has taught at Saint Michael’s College and currently teaches writing courses through CCV, Vermont Technical College and CVU ACCESS.
The workshop will take place on six consecutive Thursdays beginning Jan. 15, from 6-8 p.m. The course costs $175. Space is limited. Email or call 985-4202 to reserve your space.
Funding available
Funding is now available for new or existing projects, programs and organizations that serve women and girls ages 15-25 through the Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.
Examples of program activities include experiential learning opportunities, career mentoring, financial literacy and credit education, internships, computer literacy, community service learning, and leadership development and personal growth.
Nonprofits may apply online at any time for up to $10,000. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 30, 2015 at 5 p.m. Visit to learn more.