Welcome PNWA Writers!

Now that you’re freshly inspired after attending PNWA’s summer conference, it’s time to dive into your writing. Hedgebrook offers a variety of opportunities for writers to hone their craft. Find out more about our most popular programs below:

Writers in Residence

Discover a writing sanctuary… Hedgebrook hosts writers from all over the world for fully-funded residencies of two to six weeks. As a Writer in Residence at Hedgebrook, you can completely devote yourself to your writing while leaving the outside world behind. Spend days exploring your craft and evenings sharing your process and your stories with other writers at the retreat. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11:59 PM, PST.

Learn how you can experience our unique blend of solitude and community.

Master Classes

Learn from the best… Our Master Classes cover a variety of genres, have a limited class size, and are led by celebrated writers. In this structured 1-week retreat experience, you receive five days of writing workshops, instructor-led constructive group feedback sessions, one-on-one sessions with the instructor and an additional day of retreat time. The priority deadline to apply for Fall Master Classes is September 14, 2015.

Learn how you can take your writing to the next level at Hedgebrook.

Vortext-weekend salon


Join the community… Get away for a weekend and immerse yourself with other writers for a variety of workshops and great conversation at Vortext. In this annual weekend salon led by 6 renowned women writers, you will connect in diverse and powerful small-group workshops, have the opportunity to share your work, and engage in a community with other writers.

Learn how you can take part in this popular event.


Get connected… Spend the day with Hedgebrook and fellow writers in our one-day salons, where you can choose two workshops to help you explore your writing. Connect with other women writers on subjects you’re interested in and build your support network.

Learn more about spending the day writing with Hedgebrook.