Hedgebrook retreat for women writers is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts women writers from all over the world for residencies of two to six weeks, at no cost to the writer. Residents are housed in six handcrafted cottages, where they spend their days in solitude – writing, reading, taking walks in the woods on the property or on nearby Double Bluff beach. In the evenings, they gather in the farmhouse kitchen to share a home-cooked gourmet meal, their work, their process and their stories. The Writers in Residence Program is Hedgebrook’s core program, supporting the no-cost residencies of approximately 40 women writers at the retreat each year.
NOTE: In celebration of our 25th anniversary, Hedgebrook is dedicating our entire 2013 season to Alumnae, placing all new residencies on hold for a year. In other words, this will be your last chance to apply as a new resident until the 2014 season. Our goal is to dedicate 2012 to new residents, and to nurture the amazing talent in our Alumnae community in 2013. The application for the 2014 season will be available in June of 2013.
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Mon May 21, 2012 12:14 pm
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I wish them all, the new residents and the Alumnae community, a supremely joyous and creative writing river flow in this year, the next and in years to come. I wonder how can we absorb an experience like that to manifest wherever we are... what magic art that would be! With loving regards,