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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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I’ve Been Promoted: I’m Now a Featured Contributor on Sixty and Me!

Well, a pat on the back for me today. I’ve been writing pretty regularly for Sixty and Me, a giant and respected website for women 60 or so and up, and today I received a “Congratulations!” letter from Margaret Manning, Sixty and Me’s founder and publisher. She said: Dear Ann – Congratulations! I talked with the[…]

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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[…]

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Just Who Is This Linda Lowen?

By now you’ve heard that Linda Lowen, of NPR, Always Wanted To Write, and The Downtown Writer’s Center, in Syracuse, NY, is returning to the Women At Woodstock Writers Retreat again this year. She’ll be leading Track 1 – for Writers-In-Process and providing individualized manuscript review and coaching for all writers in her track. But[…]