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Hedgebrook offers the Master Class Retreat Series of weeklong sessions, limited to six to eight women writers each, on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The program features workshops for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers; one-on-one meetings with master instructors; and time to write. The November 13 to November 20 retreat for creative nonfiction writers was led by Theo Nestor. The December 7 to December 14 retreat for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers will be led by Julia Cho. The cost of each retreat is $2,500, which includes lodging and work space in a private cottage and all meals. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or prose, a personal statement, and contact information for two references. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; the priority application deadline is September 14. There is no application fee. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Hedgebrook Master Class Retreat Series, P.O. Box 1231, Freeland, WA 98249. (360) 321-4786.