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Creativity & Community Programs - Whidbey Institute



Kindling Words West

With Karen Boss

April 5 - 12, 2020
Kindling Words is a retreat for published authors, illustrators and editors of children's books. For more information, go to

Invitas Alumni Weekend

April 17 - 19, 2020
A weekend open to all alumni of the Invitas Foundations of Conversational Leadership program. This is an alumni-led retreat. Facilitation support will be offered by Jafer Patterson, Sue Fort White, David Cotson, and Gayle Karen Young Whyte.

VORTEXT: a women’s writing salon

April 30 - May 3, 2020
Use this form for lodging registration only. To register for Vortext, visit this link. VORTEXT is an extraordinary weekend salon at the famed Whidbey Institute, led by renowned women writers. The program, now in its ninth year, gives women writers the opportunity to connect in diverse and powerful small-group workshops. Writers also enjoy dynamic keynotes and discussions about opportunities and challenges for women who write, as well as several open mics over the course of the weekend. Join us to share meals, conversation and community in a stunningly beautiful setting. Hedgebrook is a global community of women writers and people who…