Whidbey’s Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Applications Due July 28

Posted on July 15, 2015, 1:51 pm
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Attention women writers of all ages and backgrounds: You have two weeks left to apply for the Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Program on Whidbey Island. The retreat selects women internationally, based on their proposals and writing samples (not past publishing experience), to participate in programs that help them master their craft.

Executive director Amy Wheeler states in a press release, “We’re very proud of our 27-year commitment to supporting women writers, and the extraordinary diversity of our community. More than 50 percent of the writers who’ve come to Hedgebrook over the years are women of color; they come from all over the world, range in age from 20s to 70s, and include emerging and mid-­career writers working in all genres. We also welcome to trans* writers who feel an affinity with our mission. While we do not offer residencies to cisgendered male writers, we are opening some of our public programming (salons, writing workshops and events) to men.”

The press release continues

Hedgebrook is committed to nurturing the individual voice and creating a sense of community amongst writers. This creates a ripple effect, as the connection that begins between writers radiates out to countless readers and audiences who experience their novels, poems, plays, screenplays, graphic novels, memoirs, and more. The Hedgebrook community spans the country and the globe.

Writers working in all genres and at all career levels are welcome to apply. More information about eligibility, Hedgebrook’s program, upcoming readings and events, and the application, see the website www.hedgebrook.org.

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T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.