Farewell to the Renegade Writer’s Collective

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The Renegade Writer’s Collective is disbanding. The sad news comes via their website with the following announcement:

We want to thank you all for spending this last year with us and making our journey so exciting. It’s been an honor working with you. We’ve come to know many of you personally and have had the pleasure of reading your work, seeing you in class, and celebrating at our many events. We have reached a point in our journey where other projects are taking precedence and it is with mixed emotions that we must share that the Renegade Writers’ Collective will be closing shortly. We will continue to host our quarterly Renegade Reading Series and hope to see you at the next big bash on July 24, 2014, at ArtsRiot. We will also continue to offer one-on-one coaching and editing services separately. Feel free to contact either of us individually should you be interested. Angela Palm, angelacathleen@gmail.com or Jessica Nelson, jhnelson427@gmail.com. We will continue to honor your membership benefits should you choose to take advantage of editing or coaching services with either of us individually and your community benefits are good through their expiration date. The website will remain active for now, so feel free to learn more about these services there. You may also visit our individual websites for more information and to learn about editing and coaching: angipalm.com and jessicahnelson.com.

The Collective, located in Burlington, has provided high-quality editing and coaching services, and it seems that the model hasn’t been financially viable, according to an article in Seven Days. It’s a shame, because in the short year that they’ve been around, both Jessica and Angela have inserted themselves into the Vermont writing scene with a force of will.

We at Geek Mountain State are particularly thankful for their efforts, because they helped us get the Vermont SF Writer’s Series up off the ground with their original reading event last fall. We look forward to seeing what they come up with next.