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Whidbey Island, Washington
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions

Hedgebrook offered 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 included workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, one-on-one meetings with master instructors, and time to write. The October 27 to November 3 retreat for creative nonfiction writers was led by Hope Edelman. The November 5 to November 12 retreat for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was led by Dara Marks and Deb Norton. The November 16 to November 23 retreat for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was led by Ruth Ozeki. The cost of each retreat was $2,400, which included lodging in a private cottage and all meals. Using the online submission system, writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or prose, a curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and contact information for two references. Applications were accepted on a rolling basis. There was no application fee. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Hedgebrook, P.O. Box 1231, Freeland, WA 98249. (360) 321-4786.

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