Peter Biello has been the face of the Burlington Writer’s Workshop for years now, and in a post to the website, he announced that he’s stepping down as the head of the group to take a job in New Hampshire:
This decision was one of the toughest I’ve ever had to make. I’ve accepted a position as All Things Considered host at New Hampshire Public Radio. This is an exciting opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to pushing the “ON AIR” button in the Granite State. NHPR is a leader in the industry and its staff is incredibly talented and creative. I’m sad to be leaving the talented, creative folks at VPR, but opportunity knocked loudly.
Even though I’ll be leaving Burlington for Concord, New Hampshire, one thing is certain: I will always be a member of the Burlington Writers Workshop. Since I moved here in 2009, my fellow BWW members have been my friends, careful readers, and sources of comfort during tough times. When I moved here, building something like this was not in the plan, but once it became clear that there was a force greater than me pushing this group onward and upward, I couldn’t step away.
We wish him well: the Burlington Writer’s Workshop has been a major powerhouse in the region for writing, and it’s good to see that it’ll remain in capable hands.
Read the full farewell here.