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By Gabrielle James

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 participants, staff, and community as well as the health of those who live far beyond the borders of Whidbey Island. The data shows that a bold approach to social distancing (what we prefer to call “social spacing”) is the most effective way to flatten the curve and keep COVID-19 from overwhelming our healthcare system and taking more lives.

We will of course continue to monitor the situation and see if we will have to extend our “pause” beyond April 20. For those of you who are signed up for programs, please know you will be contacted directly about any changes. Also know we are working with our teachers to creatively develop alternative ways of gathering virtually, including offering more online programs.

This moment in history invites each of us to become adaptive leaders and take compassionate, wise action. We are grateful to all of you for your support of Hedgebrook’s mission. Please take good care of yourselves, your loved ones and your communities as we walk together through these unchartered times. 

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Update: 3/11/20

As of today, we have not canceled any Whidbey based programs but are keeping a vigilant eye on the emerging information and will alert people who are planning to come to programs individually as soon as anything changes. Everyone will need to make their own decision in terms of their level of comfort with any potential risks traveling here.  Please contact us at programs@hedgebrook.org with questions.  

We are reimagining Equivox, our annual fundraising brunch, as a virtual event this year. Please click here to learn how you can support Hedgebrook.

3/4/2020

Dear Hedgebrook Friends,  

With news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak changing by the hour, we want you to know how Hedgebrook is responding.   

1. As of today, we have not canceled any programs but are keeping a vigilant eye on the emerging information and will alert people who are planning to come to programs individually as soon as anything changes. There have been no confirmed cases on Whidbey Island, but everyone will need to make their own decision in terms of their level of comfort with any potential risks traveling here.   

2. We have put in place practices at our retreat to reduce risks such as using only paper towels rather than cloth towels in bathrooms and doing vigilant sanitizing. As always, we ask staff who feel sick to stay home.   

3. Our colleagues at the Alliance for Artists Communities have gathered some excellent resources about protecting yourself and others, so instead of reinventing the wheel, we are forwarding their suggestions (thank you, ACC!).

  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted an overview of the current situation as well as basic steps to reduce risk
  • CDC is urging businesses to prepare an Infectious Disease Outbreak Response plan (and will soon post guides for community organizations)
  • CDC recommends staying in contact with state and local health agencies for location-specific guidance
  • ArtsReady has also shared a post on how to prepare your facility and to communicate with program participants and your broader community 
  • In the event of a site-wide evacuation, this checklist guides you on what to bring
  • While putting safety measures into place, we encourage thoughtful consideration of the stigma associated with COVID-19. As advocates for all artists, we must also take care that the steps we take are equitable in their treatment of Asian and Asian-American constituents.
  • While the number of US cases remains small, we are an international service organization, and the World Health Organization has posted advice for the public on basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

4. We will be updating the post if/as our situation changes. Please send an email to programs@hedgebrook.org if you have any questions and stay healthy!

By Gabrielle James

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 you expect from our virtual event?

  • Inspiring videos from wonderful speakers
  • Moving testimonials from Hedgebrook Alumnae
  • Virtual raise-the-paddle
  • Small auction of curated items and experiences

 Keep an eye on your inbox next week for information about how you can participate in this new way to support Hedgebrook. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, where we will be sharing testimonials from our almunae that you can share far and wide.

We will be reaching out to table hosts individually next week. To those of you who have already turned your tickets or tables into a donation, we thank you! Your generosity paves the way for success!
If you have questions, concerns or require a refund, please contact us at equivox@hedgebrook.org.

We want to thank you for your support, kind words, and good energy. It makes a world of difference!

Warmly,
The Hedgebrook Team

By Gabrielle James

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 Washington State, where the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting our most vulnerable members and disrupting every level of activity. This heartfelt concern extends to each of you.

Given this unprecedented situation, we are in the process of re-envisioning Equivox 2020 from an in-person community gathering to something new and innovative – and yes, virtual. In these uncertain times, we know that experiencing the power of community only serves to strengthen, heal, and uplift us all. With such a remarkable lineup of Equivox speakers whose work has already transformed humanity, we feel we cannot miss this chance to cast light and hope into the world. Even online, we can fortify our mutual commitment to Hedgebrook’s mission and be buoyed by others dedicated to amplifying women’s voices. This is at the heart of Hedgebrook, and we will continue to deliver our message to the world.

Thank you for your patience as we eagerly explore options for an online event, which we hope will offer some of the moving moments typical of our one-of-a-kind brunch. Know that our staff members and the Equivox planning committee are working closely together to pinpoint the right technical solutions, and we will share more as our plans crystalize.

Given this is our largest fundraiser of the year, we invite you to imagine the extraordinary impact Hedgebrook’s writers have already had on changing our society for the better and then envision that impact magnified a thousand-fold. We hope that this will inspire you to continue your support of our mission as you are able. However, if you would like a refund for your ticket or table, please contact us at equivox@hedgebrook.org.

Thank you again for your generous support of women’s voices. We will be sending updates via email, Facebook and Twitter. Your ongoing engagement will ensure that Hedgebrook continues to shape our culture now and for generations to come.

Warmly,

The Hedgebrook Team

By Gabrielle James

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.

We asked some of our Hedgebrook sisters to share with us how black women storytellers have affected their lives. This open question inspired words of gratitude to flow from our alums as they opined with delight, sharing their tremendous reverence for black women, past and present, and more than a few love notes to the great Toni Morrison. We are thrilled to share with you some of their replies.


“My first play commission was a “bio” play of Theodora the Empress of Byzantium. I wanted to come at it in a new way, but couldn’t find the inspiration. Then. I met actress Michelle Wilson. Viciously smart, generous, hilarious, and fiercely talented, she was the best collaborator I’d ever met. Michelle always tells the truth. She holds your feet to the fire and pushes you to go beyond what you think you can do.  My way of working (and my career) was never the same. All hail Michelle Wilson.” -Jamie Pachino 


“1982: writing my dissertation in sixteenth-century theology; a friend happened upon Their Eyes Were Watching God in the library; I borrowed it and fell in love with Zora Neale Hurston. Read everything I could get my hands on. Spunk, Mules and Men, The Sanctified Church, Moses Man of the Mountain, Dust Tracks on a Road. Her mind, humor, art—inimitable self! 1989: named my daughter after her. 2019: enthralled by Barracoon. 2020: still in love.” -Mary Lane Potter, Ph.D, MFA


Kindred, by Octavia Butler, shook me to the core. It’s a brilliant example of the “time-travel genre” being used for social commentary, but it’s so much more. Butler’s imaginative empathy dissolved the historical distance between contemporary times and the antebellum south and hurled me into the heart of the complex, traumatizing slave/master relationship in a way no strait-up historical novel ever could.

Lucille Clifton brought the light of possibility into my life. Her words, their cultural weight, and significance, when reading on the page or aloud, reminded me of home, of so many influential black women in my life. In seeing and hearing those words, she let me know that I, too, could become a poet.” -Teri Ellen Cross Davis

In seeing and hearing those words, she let me know that I too could become a poet.


“When I was in my twenties, I heard Maya Angelou speak in Portland, Oregon. She held an audience of hundreds spellbound with her reading, her ferocity, and her clarity. Someday, she told us, we would need to answer to our ancestors. I wish I could remember her exact words, but the gist of the question was: “…And what have you been doing to make my sweat and struggle, count?” Now in my fifties, I still think about that question and aspire to live a life that can justify the efforts of my own immigrant great-grandparents and all the fierce, courageous women, including Angelou herself, who came before me.” -Anndee Hochman


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ama Ata Aidoo, Sharon Draper, Buchi Emecheta, Tayari JonesBebe Moore Campbell, Gloria Naylor, April Sinclair, Zadie Smith, Dorothy West, and Brenda Scott Wilkinson are just a few of the many black women storytellers whose works have shaped me and/or stayed with me and challenged me to write more deeply and honestly.

If I had to narrow it down to one writer whose work has made the most indelible impression on me, it would be Buchi Emecheta. Her novel The Joys of Motherhood came into my life just as I was grasping my way towards grown womanhood, and it helped me reflect on the particular experience of being a woman, namely how cultural mores and time conspire to define a woman’s value. Set in post-colonial Nigeria, Joys taught me to honor my mother and my father in a new way, specifically, to respect that before I entered their lives, they had had dreams, hopes and weathered devastating disappointments. They had made bargains and sacrifices to give me the life I had, and I owed them something for that–not my life, but something.

The Joys of Motherhood gave me the space to consider what I wanted my life to look like; it dared me to ask myself what I was willing to sacrifice to get it, and how I would survive if I failed or succeeded. It made me proud to be West African, and it made me want to write about Ghana, to situate the joys and conundrums of life in a context growing up in America had made me ashamed of. After reading Joys, I aspired to write differently.

Wide Sargasso Sea made me want to write. Taking the demonized madwoman who burns down Mr.Rochester’s house in Jane Eyre from the shadows of colonialism and revealing her as its victim, showed me the horrors and legacy of my Jamaican past. The book began my awareness of how the black (female especially) body was valued only as it served white greed but was then cast as that greed’s biggest and worst spectre.” -Suzanne McFayden

After reading Joys, I aspired to write differently.


When I was an NYU freshman, I saw Toni Morrison read from her novel Paradise at a packed Barnes & Noble. Her words were powerful and memorable. After, there was a Q&A. I’ll never forget when a man asked, “When I write, my words sound so terrible.” He asked, “How do your words turn out so beautifully?” Toni Morrison glanced at her book. “While reading this, there are words I’d change. I would rewrite forever, but at some point, you have to let it go.” I was in awe. I waited with lots of other folks to get my book signed. I was nervous. She’s my favorite writer. I don’t remember what I said exactly. But I did say, “I’m a writer.” She looked at me said, “Keep writing.” I left that night with that memory of Toni Morrison telling me to keep writing. And I have and I will. Her books left imprints on my heart. Thank you for that kindness and your words, Toni Morrison. -Jennifer Chen

She looked at me said, “Keep writing.”


Toni [Morrison]. Her courage to remain loyal to her characters, in telling the stories as they wanted to be told and her focus on writing stories about things no one wanted to talk about gave me the courage to write from my gut. -Barbara Mhangami


Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye: Such a short book, yet every page, every word so painful to read because I knew Pecola. Her yearning—for eyes so blue they’d make her beautiful and visible—was mine. My classmates and neighbors looked at this Jewish girl born in North Africa and saw through the olive skin and eyes to her pieds noirs (black feet) and black heart and called her Jungle Jew. Morrison gave Pecola the bitter Little Mermaid ending, where you get your wish at the price of your soul. That little book burned through me until I swore I would make people see me through my words: I would not be invisible. -Ruth Setton


When I was a graduate student at UC Berkeley in the 1980s, Toni Morrison came to the English department to teach for a semester. Her son was an undergraduate at the time. She held regular office hours, which were publically posted, so I went to her first hour, thinking to find a crowd. Nobody was there but Morrison. I explained who I was and she graciously invited me in to chat. I went back every week for the entire semester, just to talk to her. No one else ever showed up, not a single other student. I asked her why and she said she thought the students were afraid of her.

Anyway, of course, her prose changed my perspective, particularly Beloved (which I have taught, now that I’m a full professor of English at the Univ. of Florida) but she gave me the best advice for a young writer, and I will always remember it. I asked her, is it possible to become a professor of literature AND write fiction. At the time, I was being discouraged and told to choose one or the other. Morrison frowned, laughed and said, “hell yes. In the past, writers always did both so why not now? It is an utterly ridiculous notion, to say you can’t do both.”

And I have, ever since. I’m 60 now, and my seventh novel is about to be published, because I had Toni Morrison’s laughter and ‘hell yes’ at my back all these years. -Stephanie Ann Smith

By Gabrielle James

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 serving Hedgebrook for over a dozen years. In the coming months, we will celebrate his many remarkable contributions.

Since opening its doors in 1988, Hedgebrook has hosted over 2,000 writers in residence, many of whom have gone on to win major literary accolades. In addition to this core program, Hedgebrook offers master classes, workshops, salons, events, and online classes. These exciting offerings are based on Whidbey Island, WA and in some other locations nationally and internationally. We are looking to find someone who has the experience, vision and personal qualities to take on this critical position in the organization.

We serve up radical hospitality when hosting women and non-binary writers, musicians, filmmakers, thinkers, and shapers of culture. The PD is central to delivering this hospitality though a well-established menu of programs. In addition, the PD will be called on to develop new opportunities to support women writers in honing their art and craft and magnifying their voices in the world.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional who has already been successful in developing, managing and directing programs in other nonprofit organizations – ideally in the arts and literature arenas. This person will need to have a collaborative and inclusive style, an exceptional capacity for holding the big picture in mind while attending to detail, and the creative prowess to both maintain the core legacy programs of Hedgebrook and leverage additional offerings towards expanding our impact in the world. Compassion, integrity and a sense of humor are a must.

Also, know that Hedgebrook is committed to equity and inclusion. We believe different voices and perspectives enrich our culture, raise our awareness, and make our community stronger. We welcome people of all races, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations, and strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

If you would like to learn more about our programs for 2020 click here.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

By Hedgebrook Staff

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 futile.

Writer and recent recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship, Margarita Ramirez Loya has a more encouraging view. She believes that this is the perfect time for creative work to help change the narrative around immigration and give voice to those seeking asylum in the US as living conditions in their home countries become untenable. She has written about the importance of storytelling, saying, “I am aware of the power of reading. Books can become mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors. I believe words matter… as long as there is an opportunity for unrepresented voices to be heard, there is hope for social justice… and I commend Hedgebrook for making sure that our voices are heard.”

Her remarks are particularly true as we look ahead, to the world our children will create. With this in mind, Ramirez Loya has chosen to work on a Young Adult novel, because “At this critical time in politics, I want young people to be aware of what is happening in our society. My wish is to create empathy in readers by having them witness, from an immigrant’s perspective, the atrocities that children and their families are currently experiencing at the border.”

In a time of tremendous political discourse on the matter, it is vital that attention is given to Mexican and South American writers who bringing forth stories of compassion and humanity. Their stories need to be told, and their books need to be read. And these writers need space and support to create their art.

Following her time as a writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook, Margarita spoke of the sanctity of this need: “As a child, I imagined myself writing stories for the world… I marveled at the idea of changing things that I didn’t like, just with the power of words… Hedgebrook welcomed me with open arms and taught me to believe in myself and that my words can create understanding in the world. Hedgebrook makes the world a better place… Thank you for believing in me and in the story that is in me that needs to be told.”

Margarita Ramirez Loya is a Mexican-American writer working in Arizona, and the recent recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship. She is an ESL instructor at Cochise College, and, in 2012, she collaborated with her students to produce We Are Stories, a collection of stories based on interviews with Arizona residents that explores the immigrant experience, local history, and the power of storytelling. Currently, she is at work on a Young Adult novel centered around the US-Mexico border conflict and the resulting humanitarian crisis.

By Gabrielle James

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 nurture the artistic drive.

We at Hedgebrook believe that giving even brief time to artistic efforts can spark life-long creative pursuits. With that in mind, here is our list of immersive, innovative opportunities to incorporate the Hedgebrook experience into your upcoming year!

ONLINE CLASSES

Throughout the year, we offer online classes designed to give writers space to focus on their work, supported by experienced, professional authors. Our classes offer the help writers might need to get a burgeoning project to take root, revive creativity, or give new life to a stalled idea, regardless of physical location.  In these seminars, you will learn from the writing techniques and practices of our teachers, and you will have extended access to the videos and exercises in order to incorporate them into your daily life with ease.      

VORTEXT

Each May, we host a weekend of workshops, keynotes, and open-mics on Whidbey Island. Immerse yourself in conversations about artistic practice and discussions about what it means to be a woman writer at work in the world. In small-group workshops, share insights about works-in-progress with peers and published authors, and experience the support and energy that comes with working in a community. Revitalize over meals lovingly crafted by our chefs and, in quiet moments, explore the natural beauty of the island.

MASTER CLASSES

The holidays are the time of year when we think most about the needs of those we love, and make resolutions about the changes we wish to see in our own lives. Consider applying for, or offering to sponsor, a spot on one of our Master Classes. Surrounded by either the striking landscape of Whidbey or the dazzling hills of Tuscany, enjoy the energy of intimate workshops, run by award-winning authors who will provide critique tailored specifically to the needs of you and your work. Leave nourished by the cuisine and the company of other innovative writers.

MAKE A GIFT IN HONOR

If you believe in the work Hedgebrook does, please consider making a donation this holiday season. Your generosity allows us to provide spaces for women writers and facilitate conversations about the work they create.

Let us know in the notes section of your donation if you are giving on behalf of another, and we will happily send you a card enclosure. (Please allow at least seven business days for delivery.)

As you look ahead, to holiday gifts and New Year’s resolutions, commit to spending time in the upcoming year in a creative space. Promise to allow yourself to access and embolden your writing, or to empower the voice of a writer in your life.

From all of us here at Hedgebrook, we believe in your work and look forward to seeing what you write in the coming year.

Happy Holidays!

By Gabrielle James

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 the power of Hedgebrook’s radical hospitality, which enables women to deepen their creative and intellectual work, Amy quickly became a supporter and advocate for the Hedgebrook mission.

She became a board member in 2003, bringing with her remarkable energy and vision. Transitioning to Executive Director in 2007, she oversaw notable program expansion, including the creation of the Songwriters, Screenwriters, and Documentary Film programs, which amplified women’s voices across diverse media. Her work to broaden outreach, offer top-notch educational experiences, and unify women continued with the expansion of local and international Master Classes. This programmatic innovation carried on with Hedgebrook’s newly-minted Online Class series, which provides access for participants previously unable to engage with our offerings.

Through her rare and wonderful warmth, which connects donors and supporters, Amy has been a beloved touchpoint for many. Her deep knowledge of this community – and its “ripples” – has strengthened Hedgebrook’s alum community and expanded the retreat experience to become what Gloria Steinem has called a “global campfire.” Her longstanding personal relationships with cultural luminaries sets her apart as a leader, as does her compassion and humanity.

In addition to all of this work and growth, Amy has maintained an active, creative life of her own. She looks forward to many future professional and artistic opportunities, including her current project adapting Hedgebrook alum Holly Morris’ beautiful documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl to the stage.

Here at Hedgebrook, we want to take a moment to reflect on Amy’s powerful work. Her commitment and investment has made it possible for us to offer support and space to writers from around the world. Her dedication to keeping our mission grounded in traditions of hospitality, empowerment, and creativity has inspired so many and shown the way forward. We know we can count on our community’s support as we continue to bring those values with us into Hedgebrook’s bright future.

If you wish, please feel free to leave a comment for Amy below.

By Hedgebrook Staff

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 empowered and uplifted, it is open to everyone, regardless of gender identification.

The GeekGirlCon mission statement declares that the organization “celebrates and honors the legacies of under-represented groups in science, technology, comics, arts, literature, game play, and game design. We do this by connecting geeks worldwide and creating an intersectional community that fosters the continued growth of women in geek culture. GeekGirlCon provides a safe space to spark conversations around social justice while encouraging unabashed geekiness.”

At the forefront of the organization is Sharon Magliano Feliciano, President of GeekGirlCon’s Board of Directors. Sharon’s geekiness extends outside of GeekGirlCon, and she can often be found in Shoreline, where she co-owns Arcane Comics. Those of you here at Hedgebrook might recognize her as our own Assistant Director of Development and Outreach.

GeekGirlCon board president and Hedgebrook Assistant Director Of Development & Outreach Sharon Magliano Feliciano geeks out with her kids at Arcane Comics. Photo: Joshua Huston for Seattle’s Child

Of her participation with both women-focused organizations, Sharon has said, “At the intersection of my work with Hedgebrook and my work with GeekGirlCon is the need to create safe spaces for women and under-represented voices. I feel so grateful to work with two amazing feminist organizations that encourage folks to express themselves bravely and authentically.”

While public geek culture has, historically, been male-dominated, and the stories in comics, video games, and science fiction have often catered to the male-gaze, this is beginning to change. In a world where interest in women’s stories and perspectives is growing, places like GeekGirlCon offer opportunities not only for life-long female fans to geek out together, but also for “geeklets” to explore the world of geekiness without judgment or bias. Sharon has been bringing her own children to GeekGirlCon since its inception, and the warm, open atmosphere is not only welcoming for parents, but, perhaps more importantly, shows their children, who will write the stories of the future, what an inclusive and accepting world looks like.

At the heart of GeekGirlCon is the belief that a more diverse and innovative geek fan-base not only exists, but should have a gathering space in which to celebrate their geekiness and creativity. A space that can spark new ways to look at stories and new platforms for building and sharing them. A space that advocates for the exploration of more inclusive and feminist storytelling. A space where women feel comfortable geeking-out and empowering each other.

We at Hedgebrook can’t wait to see the enthusiasm that emerges from this year’s GeekGirlCon, and are eager to support Sharon’s work as she looks to how our planet can represent itself in the future.

By Sharon Magliano

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!
Carolyn Forche’ – Nonfiction
Laila Lalami – Fiction
Kali Farjado-Anstine – Fiction
Susan Choi – Fiction
Laura Da’ – Poetry
Ijeoma Oluo – Nonfiction
We are so proud to be a part of each writer’s journey. Hedgebrook relies on supporters like you to keep our programs thriving. Our Writers in Residence, Songwriters in Residence, Playwrights Festival, Screenwriters and Documentary Filmmakers Labs, Y-WE Write camp for youth, and Convenings are some of the ways we create safe spaces for women and non-binary writers to create.

Brava & Encore!
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A Message About Coronavirus
Equivox Virtual Event Update
Equivox Reimagined!
Honoring Black Girl Magic!
Hedgebrook Program Director Opportunity
Margarita Ramirez Loya and Storytelling as a Form of Social Justice:
Hedgebrook Holiday Gift Guide
Gratitude for our Executive Director Amy Wheeler’s Vision
Hedgebrook’s Favorite Geek
Hedgebrook Writers for the Win