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Hedgebrook: Vortext 2017 writing salon

May 4, 2017 - May 7, 2017


VORTEXT is an extraordinary weekend salon at the Whidbey Institute, led by renowned women writers.

The program, now in its sixth year, gives 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 beautiful setting.


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Registration includes: all keynotes and three workshops of your choice, group sessions and free time to write as well as breakfast, lunch, and daily reception.

* Accommodations must be arranged separately. See the accommodations section below.

* Registration for VORTEXT is through a third-party site. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Please call 360-321-4786 for any questions or concerns, or if you need help with your registration.

Cancellation policy: For registration and accommodations a full refund less a $50 fee for each will be given until April 5th; cancellation after April 5th will forfeit the full amount.

* If you have questions or if you are planning to give this experience as a gift, please contact us by phone at 360-321-4786 or email our office at

Daily Schedule

9:30 – 10:30 AM: Two Keynotes (30 minutes each)

There will be two keynotes each day.

10:45 AM – 1 PM: Workshop Discussions

Break out into one of six workshop/discussions. Session includes writing exercises.

1 PM: Lunch

Afternoon:  free writing time

3:30 PM:  Panel discussion on a topic chosen by the community

5 – 6 PM: Open Mic with wine & cheese reception (Fri, Sat)


May 4, 2017
May 7, 2017