Hedgebrook Master Class Retreat Series

Freeland, Washington, United States

Year Round


TUITION / COST:$2400 (Covers lodging, meals and workshops; all taxes included. A portion is tax-deductible, and payment plans are possible.)
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

PHONE: 360-321-4786
EMAIL: hedgebrook@hedgebrook.org
WEBSITE: https://www.hedgebrook.org/programdetails.php?id=3

Master Classes are craft-focused writing workshops, where participants have the unique opportunity to be in residence and study with a celebrated teacher.

These workshops combine the retreat experience with the opportunity to be in residence and study with a Master Teacher, and participant fees help to subsidize the Writers in Residence program. The weeklong Master Classes feature a celebrated writer/teacher in residence at Meadow House and up to six participants, each housed in her own cottage. Participants receive five days of writing workshops, instructor-led constructive group feedback sessions, one-on-one sessions with the instructor and an additional day of retreat time. Meals are prepared by our on-site chef, featuring organic produce from Hedgebrook’s garden. Writers at all levels of experience, published or not, are accepted into Hedgebrook’s Master Classes.

Upcoming Spring 2014 Master Class Retreats will be announced soon - please visit our website for more information and to apply.


Featured Writers Include:

Past Hedgebrook Master Class Teachers include: Claire Dederer, Carolyn Forché, Karen Joy Fowler, Jane Hamilton, Ellen McLaughlin, Honor Moore, Ruth Ozeki, Rahna Reiko Rizzutto, Theresa Rebeck, Victoria Redel, Dani Shapiro, Robin Swicord, & others


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


PO Box 1231
Washington, United States


Hedgebrook is a 25-year-old retreat for women writers from around the world, whose mission is to support visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come. Located on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle, Hedgebrook is situated on 48 acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound. Residents spend their days in solitude – writing, reading, taking walks in the woods on the property, on nearby Double Bluff beach or trails around the island. In the evenings, they gather in the Farmhouse kitchen to share a home-cooked gourmet meal, their work, their process and their stories.