Women Authoring Change
I was two years into my novel and anxious to finish and move on when I went to Hedgebrook. There, I met a resident who was encouraging, yet honest. The novel wasn't ready. This spring, five years later, it will be published. Well worth the wait.
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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 25-year-old retreat on Whidbey Island, and public programs that connect writers with readers and audiences around the world.  

Hedgebrook is a world I still carry in my brain, blood, and heart.
~ Wendy Ortiz