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Nearly 1,400 women have been awarded a Hedgebrook residency since the Writers in Residence program debuted in 1988. Ranging in age from 18 to 83, past residents have come to Hedgebrook from across the United States, and 20 other countries, representing a wide diversity of cultural histories, professional experiences, and writing genres.


Use the fields in the Alumnae Search engine below to learn more about the fascinating women who have come to Hedgebrook, or to find links to some of their publications.

Hedgebrook Library: See what books Hedgebrook alumnae have written during their time at Hedgebrook and beyond. This list is updated annually and represents the books sent to us by alumnae, housed in our on-site library.

If you are an alumnae looking for information about the Alumnae Return Stays, please click here to visit the program page.

Featured Alumnae
Josephine Ensign Josephine Ensign teaches health policy and narrative medicine at the University of Washington in ..
Eugenia Kim Eugenia Kim’s debut novel, The Calligrapher’s Daughter, won the 2009 Borders Original Voices ..
Halina Duraj Halina Duraj teaches creative writing and literature at the University of San Diego. Her work ha..
Amal Eqeiq Amal Eqeiq is a native Palestinian born in the city of Al-Taybeh. She is a PhD candidate in Compa..
Joyce Young Joyce E. Young lives and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her poems have appeared in The Squ..
Maritess Zurbano Professional magician and hypnotist, author and culture commentator.
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