Alumnae Programs

Alumnae are at the heart of the Hedgebrook community. Their continued involvement and engagement with the organization and our mission are part of what makes Hedgebrook so unique. We love to hear from alums about your publications, awards, accomplishments and events! Stay in touch with us at

Our 2017 Alumnae Return Stay Process has closed.
Hedgebrook alumnae are invited to apply for a return stay residency in a brief application period held each year. In 2016, the alumnae return stay application window will take place August 1 – August 22, 2016 for residencies in the 2017 season.

How to apply for a Return Stay:

Deadline: The deadline for 2017 residency applications has passed. It was August 22, 2016, 11:59 PM (PDT).

Eligibility: Writers in Residence alumnae who have not been in residence in the last three years and who have only been to Hedgebrook once are eligible to apply. (If you applied for a return stay in the past, but you have not yet received one, you are eligible to apply again.)

Selection Process: A special committee of recent alums will work together with staff to identify writers for return stays.

Notification & Scheduling: Notifications will go out in Fall 2016. Scheduling of 2017 stays will happen in December of 2016.

Looking for other ways to stay engaged?

The Hedgebrook Collaborations program has supported more than 15 alumnae projects from San Francisco to Singapore. If you are interested in learning more about this alumnae-only program, check out the webpage.