Angela Kaufman in workshop

Angela, One of Our “Underage” Attendees, Talks About Coming To Women At Woodstock

Angela wrote to ask if she might be allowed to attend Women At Woodstock, even though she was not yet 50. Far from it, in fact. “We won’t card you,” I said. She was more than welcome. If she found the workshop topics of interest and had a desire to join in community with women[…]

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[…]

older woman at computer

“We each had our own version of ‘yeah, but…’ in diminishing our writing”

It’s satisfying to hear from someone who found inspiration and motivation at the Women At Woodstock Writers Retreat. But Angela said even more about what that long weekend last October did for her as a writer. In a recent blog post she talked about the expectations she brought to the weekend, and the results she[…]

A Women's Writers Retreat title screen

3 Women At Woodstock Alums Published This Year – And That’s Not All

Jill Dodd, Laura Iodice, and Peggy Reskin are living proof that when women come together, great things happen. After attending Women At Woodstock, a gathering for women over 50, all three achieved their dreams as writers. Jill Dodd wrote her memoir on high fashion and a global love affair, The Currency of Love (Atria/Enliven Books), Laura Iodice published an essay[…]

The Currency of Love by Jill Dodd

Jill Dodd , Women At Woodstock Alum, Just Published – “The Currency Of Love”

A third Women At Woodstock alum is now a published writer!  Jill Dodd, author, The Currency Of Love, will see her book released on June 6 by Atria/Enliven Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. One week from today. Wow. The New York Post just published an interview of Jill, “I Was A Saudi Arms Dealer’s ‘Pleasure[…]

Woodstock from a friend's deck

I’m Here And It’s Beautiful

Every time I arrive in Woodstock, I know I’ve come to the right place. It’s so beautiful right now.  Here’s the view from my generous friend’s breakfast table, where I’m staying for a day to work and adjust to the time difference from LA. Gorgeous. Can’t wait for this weekend… Women At Woodstock 2016 starts Friday![…]

older women in workshop

Patty Chang Anker Shares Her “9 Lessons Learned” from WAW2015

I personally came away with many good things from Women At Woodstock 2015: aha! moments from the workshops, renewed and deepened friendships with the women I’ve known now for 4 years, and new friendships formed with the “newbies” at this year’s gathering. But I got goosebumps when I read Patty Chang Anker’s account of what she[…]

Superbwomen Don’t Say “Should”

What a great time I had talking last week with Janet Neal, The Superbwoman – on her weekly online broadcast “Superbwoman Sundays” (streaming live Sunday evenings at 7 pm eastern). We did our interview a little differently – sitting side by side in front of one camera – and we talked about the “shoulds” in[…]