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Finding Your Muse for Life and Writing

A Guest Post by Angela Kaufman Do you pay attention when your Muse calls to you? Do you heed the voice, the nudging, or the burst of energy that brings you from the seed of a thought, not fully formed, to a completed work?  Perhaps you have had many seeds planted and are still cultivating[…]

Loesje Shema

WAW 2018 Creative Circle – Loesje Shema; Fortune Cookie Baby Booties

One of our Creative Circles this fall will teach you something that’s not only creative, it’s easy – and it’s not only easy, it can do good for others! Loesje Shema, an alum from last year, volunteered right away when we announced we were adding a Creative Circles morning to Women At Woodstock 2018; she’ll[…]

Women At Woodstock Playlist – “Feels Like Woodstock”

Here’s a playlist of new music from thoughtful songwriters to transport you to other times & places, inspire dreams, lift your mood, and motivate you. Enjoy! P.S. Do you have a favorite song to suggest for the playlist? (Something relatively new, not oldies…) Name it in the comments below and I’ll add it in!

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I’m Giving Up. And It’s All Good. Better, Even.

If it’s at all techie, I like to do it myself. It’s my lifelong obsession. Show me a panel of buttons, an array of switches, or a bunch of code, and I’ve gotta learn how to work that thing. When I was six, I begged for a “dashboard” for Christmas. I tore the wrapping off[…]

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Creative Circles – an Old-Fashioned Bee, Multiplied

A few weeks ago we asked what everyone thought about having a sort of an old-fashioned bee at Women At Woodstock, only ramped up; more than one circle, each centered around one type of task or creative endeavor; women sharing and doing and chatting side-by-side. We asked for a vote on the best name. The[…]

The Quilting Bee- 19th Century Americana by Morgan Weistling

Name This Bee

Loesje Shema (WAW 2017) wrote to me to suggest that at the next Women At Woodstock, maybe some of us could demonstrate/show how to do some craft/creative things that we do with our hands. At first I thought, no, that would not be practical for our Flash Workshops. And then I thought, but who says we have[…]

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Thrilled to Announce: I Was Accepted to the Master Class, Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

“Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.” —Alan Alda I’ve talked about “becoming” a writer as of last year. And this year, I’ve started submitting samples and excerpts of my work to journals and competitions. I’m very pleased to announce that[…]