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[…]

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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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New Kudos for Ginnah Howard’s Works

Here’s some impressive news about one of our Women At Woodstock presenters; author Ginnah Howard, who will be leading our Writers Colony (Track I) at the Women At Woodstock Writers Retreat this coming fall: George Hovis, the author of The Skin Artist (Southern Fried Chicken, 2019) just posted the following review of Ginnah’s novel Rope[…]

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This is What I Wrote When I Launched Women At Woodstock 7 Years Ago

Three years ago I was sitting in my hotel room in Simi Valley, sipping an early-morning cup of coffee and enjoying the sunshine and the quiet, and the warm memory of the past night’s joyously raucous celebration at the wedding of the son of my dear old friends Joan and Terry. I was thinking about[…]

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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You’re Invited to a Launch Party!

I mentioned many months ago that one of my short stories is going to be published in the literary journal, The Noyo River Review. Well, the time has come; the upcoming edition will be out next week, celebrated with a book launch party on Sunday, May 19 in beautiful Mendocino, California right on the coast![…]

Ann Baker on Sheree Clark podcast

Sheree Clark tricked Me Into Talking About My Laundry…

Sheree Clark tricked me into talking about my laundry – not my dirty laundry, mind you; in fact it was my very clean laundry… but it was an odd moment in our recent phone conversation, which incidentally also happened to be a recorded interview for her upcoming podcast series, It’s YOUR Time: Turning the Midlife Crisis into[…]

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On Her Deathbed, His Mother Said…

One of my dear Women At Woodstock friends, Janet Riccobono, came to town last month – but instead of getting together for lunch or a bike ride as we’ve done in the past, this time she and her partner Rob came to our home and stayed with us for a couple of days.   It was[…]

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Feedback Is a Gift

A couple of weeks ago, I sent an email to all of last year’s Women At Woodstock attendees. In the email, I filled them in on what I’d learned from the survey I’d asked them to complete at the end of October; the workshops they liked most; things that maybe fell a bit short of expectations;[…]