June 10th, 2014

Hedgebrook Offers Unforgettable Writers Workshops

by Jacqueline Whitmore

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I just returned from four glorious days on Whidbey Island, Washington where I attended a writers workshop with 50 amazing women from all over the U.S. I’m working on a memoir and this workshop was just what I needed to nurture my inner artist and get inspired.

It was sponsored by Hedgebrook, a literary nonprofit organization. Hedgebrook’s mission is to support visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come.

The workshop, called VORTEXT, took place at the Whidbey Institute, one of the most beautiful places in America. Gorgeous flowers were everywhere. There was even a garden filled with kale and colorful Swiss chard, butterflies and chickens.

While at the workshop, I was fortunate to study with Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth George and Ruth Ozeki. All are bestselling authors who love to teach and help other women writers.

When I wasn’t in class or listening to inspiring keynotes, I was eating the most delicious food, lovingly prepared by Hedgebrook’s chefs. Everything was fresh and organic.

I highly recommend Hedgebrook to any female who wants to treat herself to an unforgettable writing experience.
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