Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence Program

Freeland, Washington, United States

Apr 17 - Jun 12, 2024


TUITION / COST:Residencies have no cost to the writer. The resident is only responsible for travel costs.
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

PHONE: 360-321-4786
EMAIL: programs@hedgebrook.org
WEBSITE: http://www.hedgebrook.org

The Writer-in-Residence Program is Hedgebrook’s core program, supporting free-to-writers residencies.

Hedgebrook's retreat for women writers is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts women writers from all over the world for residencies of two or four weeks, at no cost to the writer.

Selected residents are housed in six handcrafted cottages, where they spend their days in solitude – writing, reading, taking walks in the woods on the property or on nearby Double Bluff beach. In the evenings, they gather in the gathering space to share a home-cooked gourmet meal, their work, their process and their stories.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature


PO Box 1231
Washington, United States


Hedgebrook is a global community of women-identified writers and people who seek extraordinary books, poetry, plays, films and music by women. A literary nonprofit, our mission is to support visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come. We offer writing residencies and Radical Craft Retreats at our retreat on Whidbey Island, and public programs that connect writers with readers and audiences around the world.