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A Message About Coronavirus

Update: 3/17/20 Hedgebrook has made the difficult decision to pause all in-person programming until April 20 in light of rapidly evolving news about the spread of novel coronavirus. As we learn more about projected course of this virus, it’s clear that our highest priority has to be to the health and wellbeing of our program…

Equivox Virtual Event Update

Dear Hedgebrook Friends, As we let you know last week, we have made the decision to transform Equivox from an in-person event to a virtual (online) community fundraiser. With the health and well-being of our community at the heart of our decision making, we are excited to be going in this new, innovative direction!What can…

Equivox Reimagined!

Recognizing the personal and collective challenges of these times, we hope this message finds you happy and healthy. Please know we extend our deepest gratitude to you for the unique part you play in uplifting and inspiring our creative community.  We are particularly attuned right now to all the communities, both internationally and here in…

Honoring Black Girl Magic!

Black women storytellers have changed our lives in ways too numerous to count. With voices that ring out through diverse media, they continue to shape our culture and center important American narratives. At Hedgebrook, our commitment to celebrating black women writers, poets, musicians, and filmmakers is evidenced in the work of our remarkable alumnae community.…

Hedgebrook Program Director Opportunity

“Hedgebrook is like a stone, sending out ripples into the gigantic pond of the world.” -Anjali Banerjee, author of seven novels and Hedgbrook alumna “Hedgebrook is a global campfire.” -Gloria Steinem Hedgebrook is looking to hire a new Program Director! Vito Zingarelli, our current Program Director extraordinaire, will be moving on this spring after masterfully…

Margarita Ramirez Loya and Storytelling as a Form of Social Justice:

In the current political climate, the question of whether writing fiction is of any practical use is a pressing one. While humanitarian groups such as No More Deaths/No Más Muertes work on the front lines of the South American refugee crisis at the US-Mexico border, sitting inside and reading or writing can begin to feel…

Hedgebrook Holiday Gift Guide

As the holiday season approaches, we’ve put together a Gift Guide for the writer in your life, whether that is yourself or a loved one. We understand that lives are busy, and not everyone can find time for extended creative ventures, but there are other ways to quiet the world, get in touch with creativity, and…

Gratitude for our Executive Director Amy Wheeler’s Vision

We hope you will join us in expressing gratitude to our long-time Executive Director, Amy Wheeler. After 17 years as Hedgebrook’s leader, this January, she will be transitioning out of her role. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s renowned Playwrights Workshop MFA program, Amy first came to Hedgebrook as a Writer-in-Residence. With her first-hand experience of…

Hedgebrook’s Favorite Geek

GeekGirlCon art by Tatyana Vogt Since 2011, autumn has heralded a major event in Seattle: GeekGirlCon. For two days, self-proclaimed geeks from all over the country join together to celebrate their love of all things geeky, often in costume. While the event is meant to provide a safe space for women and girls to feel…

Hedgebrook Writers for the Win

Hedgebrook Writers For The Win! These Hedgebrook Alumnae Have Been Recognized with Some of This Year’s Top Honors in Literature! The Booker Prize 2019: Bernardine Evaristo 2019 National Book Awards Finalists Carolyn Forche’ – Nonfiction Laila Lalami – Fiction Kali Farjado-Anstine – Fiction Susan Choi – Fiction Washington State Book Award Laura Da’ – Poetry Ijeoma…