I do not want to write this email. I do not. I’ve put it off for nearly a year. It’s just too sad. Too wrong. Too unfair. I’ll just remember: I remember when I first met Mary Ellen. She came to Women At Woodstock for the first time back in 2013. I remember her strong presence; a mix of confidence and quiet. And I remember her vulnerability.
It’s true that two Women At Woodstock alums have recently published novels, but I lied about one of them; she’s not really Elizabeth Allen; that’s her pen name. The real woman behind “Elizabeth” is a Women At Woodstock alum, and she did just publish another book, The Feisty Woman’s Guide to Surviving Mr. Wonderful : Karma Rules,.
I’m always so excited when a Women At Woodstock alum gets published, especially when the work is something I heard her read, in person, during a workshop at one of our retreats. Ann Stoney has two new short stories in print!
My writers residency at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony gave me everything I needed; an extraordinary week in a beautiful setting; a solitary existence atop a mountain in a zen-like flow of early morning light, growing and glowing sunshine, visiting birds, bunnies, and lizards, an expansive view, fresh breezes growing into late afternoon winds, rich red
I’ve been texting with a dead woman. But let me explain… Someone from my group of writer friends recommended a book to me. She said it was as quirky and out there as some of the work that I’ve written. So I got the book, and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read before. The author,
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
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
“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,
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
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