Women Writers: Join Hedgebrook for VORTEXT at Whidbey Institute in May!

Posted in Community News, Literary

May 11, 2015

VORTEXT, an extraordinary weekend salon at the famed Whidbey Institute that is led by renowned women writers, will be held this year from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31 at Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island.

The program, now in its fourth year, gives writers the opportunity to connect in diverse and powerful small-group workshops. Writers also enjoy dynamic keynotes and discussions about opportunities and challenges for women who write, as well as several open mics over the course of the weekend.

Join us to share meals, conversation and community in a stunningly beautiful setting. Teachers for 2015 will be Ruth Ozeki and Carole DeSanti, joined by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Dani Shapiro, Victoria Redel, and Hannah Tinti.

REGISTER NOW by visiting http://www.hedgebrook.org

* If you have questions or if you are planning to give this experience as a gift, please contact us by phone at 360-321-4786 or email our office at hedgebrook@hedgebrook.org.

* Registration includes all keynotes and three workshops of your choice, group sessions and free time to write as well as breakfast, lunch and daily reception.

* Full payment is due at the time of registration. Please call 360-321-4786 for any questions or concerns, or if you need help with your registration.

Daily Schedule

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Two Keynotes (30 minutes each)
Each teacher will do a 30-minute keynote over the weekend.

10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Workshop Discussions
Break out into one of six workshop/discussions. Session includes writing exercises.

1 p.m.  Lunch

Afternoon: free writing time

3:30 p.m.  Panel discussion on a topic chosen by the community

5 – 6 p.m.  Open Mic with wine and cheese reception

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