Posted 2.4.10

Whidbey Island, WA
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

Hedgebrook offered the Master Class Retreat Series of weeklong sessions, limited to six 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 November 2 to November 9 retreat was in fiction with instructor Rahna Reiko Rizzuto. The December 9 to December 16 retreat was a mixed genre class in fiction and creative nonfiction with instructor Dani Shapiro. The cost of each master class 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, and a personal statement. Applications were accepted on a rolling basis. There was no application fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

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