Hedgebrook

Hedgebrook is a global community of women writers and people who seek extraordinary books, poetry, plays, films and music by women. A literary nonprofit, our mission is to support visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come. We offer writing residencies, master classes and salons at our retreat on Whidbey Island, and public programs that connect writers with readers and audiences around the world.

Introduction to Hedgebrook

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Minal Hajratwala


…Ever since I was a small child, I thought of writing as a way to become immortal… Now what touches me the most is the sensation that I have when someone tells me that something I wrote is meaningful to them, resonates with their own experience, or has helped them in some way.

Jen Marlowe


Someone once characterized my writing as “radical empathy.” By “radical empathy” she meant that I never soften or shy away from my political analysis—but at the same time, my writing conveys empathy for all the human beings who are impacted by a particular crisis.

Sonora Jha


From the time I started writing as a child, I was drawn to writing about something that needed changing in the world…. I hope people find beauty in my writing and are moved to change something in their individual lives that may be creating inequities in the world.

Hedgebrook supports women so they may speak the truth, tell the messy, sometimes unpopular stories… find their voice…

~ Eve Ensler

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