A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE by Mary K. O’Melveny

Kindness – A Poem by Mary K. O’Melveny

Mary’s new collection of poetry, A Woman of a Certain Age, is available for pre-order now from Finishing Line Press. . . . . . . . . . Mary K O’Melveny, a recently retired labor rights attorney, lives in Washington DC and Woodstock, New York. Her poetry has been published in a variety of[…]

group of over-50 women

The Company of Women

[Editor’s Note: Susan Smith, an alum of more than one Women At Woodstock gathering, wrote to me saying that she’d just had a somatic breathing session, and it unleashed some wonderful thoughts – among which was the memory of writing this piece on her blog many months ago after she got home from Women At[…]

Brenda Rush

Swimming in the Ocean – Brenda Rush On Being a Writer

I sat on a bench with Brenda Rush one beautiful morning at Women At Woodstock last October and listened to her explore the possibilities of life as a writer. It was one of those suspended days: balmy, a slow breeze, blue sky. Is it spring? Is it fall? In what I have come to know as[…]

Queen Up! book cover

Author Angela Kaufman Talks About the Influence Women At Woodstock Had on Her

Angela Kaufman has been coming to Women At Woodstock for many years. Now her first book, Queen Up! is being published (release date: April 1). I’m very proud to know Angela, and very excited for her success. She just wrote to me about how her experiences at Women At Woodstock shaped her transformation from wannabe writer[…]

older women friends walking on beach

Make New Friends When You Lose the Old

Karen Venable, founder of Roommates4Boomers, writes in her guest post on Sixty and Me: In the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, it’s suggested that you discard items in your home that don’t bring you joy. The same could be said about friends, I suppose. But what about when a friendship you treasure gets taken[…]

Ann Stoney

Beginners Guide to Publishing in Literary Magazines – Advice from Ann Stoney

One of the many women who impressed me at the Women At Woodstock 2017 Writers Retreat was Ann Stoney. Not only is she a beautiful writer, she gets herself out there. Ann has racked up an impressive list of stories published by literary magazines over many years of writing. She’s a pro. I asked Ann[…]

Diane Baranello

Top 10 Tips for Living With No Regrets

Guest Post by Diane Baranello How do you get unstuck when life is not what you imagined it to be? You make a decision to take action. You focus on people and things that matter. You clear a path. You take action. You move in another direction. How do you begin to know where you[…]

Jill Dodd at Women At Woodstock 2012

“At Women At Woodstock, you never know who you’ll meet” – Linda Lowen meets Jill Dodd

On Facebook yesterday, Linda Lowen posted a moving account of her encounter with author Jill Dodd at Women At Woodstock back in 2012. I had to share what she said: In my first life-altering experience at Ann Voorhees Baker‘s Women At Woodstock retreat, in a fabulous workshop led by Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter based on their book Dancing at the[…]

A Group of One’s Own: Creating Community Through Writing

by Linda Lowen It can be hard to think of yourself as a writer if you haven’t had anything published, earned a paycheck for your writing, or shared your work publicly. Even if you write daily, if you write in isolation it’s like the tree falling in the forest — nobody’s there to read your[…]