3 WAW Writer Alums Broadcast, Published & Recognized in One Month!

It’s said all the time – that if you want to succeed as a writer, you must join a writing group, share your work, and give and get support from your fellow writers.   Well, damned if it isn’t true.   We writers who’ve shared our work and our dreams at the Women At Woodstock[…]

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A Week-Long Writer’s Residency. Heaven.

It’s true that if you surround yourself with people who are doing what you want to do, and who care about you and encourage you, it can alter your course. It’s been true for me. Ever since I started hosting the Women At Woodstock Writers Retreat years ago, I’ve had ongoing conversations with writers from[…]

podcast with Helen Matthews

She Left Corporate Life to Become a Novelist

And how do you think that worked out for her? Sounds like a pipe dream, right? Well, Helen Matthews made it work. Her debut novel, After Leaving the Village, became a best-seller, and was the winner of the Winchester Writers’ Festival prize for the opening pages of a novel.  She’s now published a second novel,[…]

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“Worst Ex Stories” Has Grown Into an Anthology Project!

“Worst Ex Stories” Will Be Published in Women At Woodstock’s First Anthology This Spring If you’ve been watching our posts here at Women At Woodstock, you know that one of our workshops this year will be the entertaining and also healing workshop, “Worst Ex Stories,” in which women will read their stories of relationship mishaps,[…]

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The Tile Art Project

Throughout the retreat, we’ll be working on a communal art project that’s the perfect blending of individual reflection, personal expression, and communal creation: the Tile Art Project. In every gathering room; the Great Room, the Dining Room/Library, and Cedar Heart Lodge, there will be blank canvases (squares of card stock, really) and a collection of[…]

Ann Voorhees Baker and Diane Stark

“Change of Lanes” – A Reading of My Short Story at the Book Launch in Mendocino

I was honored to be asked to read my flash fiction short story, “Change of Lanes” at the launch party earlier this month in Mendocino for this year’s edition of the Noyo River Review, the journal in which it was being published. So, I decided to make a weekend out of it: I took the[…]

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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!