Hedgebrook Songwriters Residency

A quiet revolution is growing on Whidbey Island, where Hedgebrook’s been supporting women writers at our retreat for nearly 30 years. In 2012, we began inviting songwriters because, as our friend and alumna Gloria Steinem says:“Word writers inform one side of the brain, but with music added, songs enter both sides. There’s a reason why every revolution needs songs!”

Imagine time away from life on the road and in the studio. Time to immerse yourself in your creative process, fueled by organic meals prepared by Hedgebrook’s chefs. Imagine sharing those meals each evening with other female songwriters, then retreating back to your own quiet cottage in the woods. Six songwriters are chosen each year through an international nominations process. Alumnae join our global community of writers who embody diversity across the spectrum: of generation, race and nationality, LGBTQ, emerging and established, and working in a variety of musical forms.

Hedgebrook is grateful to our Songwriter’s Residency sponsors, who help make this program possible:


2016 Participants

Jenn Champion Jenn Champion

Visit Jenn’s website at www.hardlyart.com.

Grace LoveGrace Love

Visit Grace’s website at www.graceloveandthetrueloves.com.

Rasha Nahas Rasha Nahas

See Rasha perform at https://vimeo.com/107652356.

Jessica Pratt Jessica Pratt

Visit Jessica on Facebook www.facebook.com/jessicalynnpratt.

Kim Warnick Kim Warnick

Visit Kim’s website at thesestreets.org/kim-warnick.

2015 Participants

Sera CahooneSera Cahoone 

Visit Sera’s website at www.seracahoone.com.

Krista Detor Krista Detor

Visit Krista’s website at kristadetor.com.

Alison Mosshart Alison Mosshart

Visit Alison on Instagram: www.instagram.com/amosshart.

Jiha Lee Jiha Lee

Visit Jiha on Twitter: twitter.com/jihaleelee.

Alynda Lee Segarra Alynda Lee Segarra

Visit Alynda on Facebook: www.facebook.com/hurrayfortheriffraff.

Shaprece Richardson Shaprece Richardson

Visit Shaprece’s website at www.shaprece.com.

2014 Participants

BrandiCarlileBrandi Carlile

Visit Brandi’s website at brandicarlile.com.

AmberCoffmanAmber Coffman

Visit Amber on Twitter at twitter.com/Amber_Coffman.

AshleyErikssonAshley Eriksson

Visit Ashley’s website at ashleyeriksson.com.

ShontinaVernonShontina Vernon

Visit Shontina’s website at http://shontinavernon.com.

HollisWongWearHollis Wong-Wear

Visit Hollis’ website at holliswongwear.com.