VoyageLA Magazine Features Ann Voorhees Baker

I’m very pleased to announce that VoyageLA Magazine has published a feature article on me, and of course it’s mostly about Women At Woodstock. If you’re wondering why the heck I would be featured in a Los Angeles magazine when Women At Woodstock is held in upstate New York, the answer is: I actually live in[…]

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What I Experienced At the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference – And Something About Cows

I just returned from the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and I confess I attended for two distinct purposes: #1: to get feedback on my writing, meet other writers, and learn about the world of publishing, and #2: to run something of a reconnaissance mission: How does this conference compare to the Women At Woodstock Writers[…]

Cindy Joseph

Goodbye, Beautiful Cindy

I haven’t said anything before now about Cindy Joseph. I’m shocked that she’s gone. I’m speechless. What a light-filled being; self-propelled, innovative, self-confident, and generous. In every single encounter I ever had with Cindy, she was always focused. Like, “I’m talking with you. I’m listening. This has got my full attention.” And I often walked away feeling[…]


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[…]

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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[…]

Angela Kaufman Queen Up! book signing

Queen Up! Book Signing with Angela Kaufman

Angela Kaufman is a long-time Women At Woodstock friend, attendee, and leader. She’s been offering her wildly-popular Intuitive Readings and Private Relationship Coaching at our retreats for several years and we’re thrilled that she’ll be offering those services again and also leading a workshop this October. Her new book, Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks[…]

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Veronica Schauder to Lead SoulCollage Session This Saturday

Women At Woodstock alum Veronica Schauder, who led a wonderful SoulCollage session early one morning at our Workshop Weekend last October, will be doing a SoulCollage workshop this Saturday, April 28 in Huntington, NY. If you live in the area, I suggest you go! Click the image below for further details.

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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]