I think you’ve all heard me talk about Hedgebrook–a residency for women writers located on Whidbey Island, off the coast of Seattle. I went there in 1999 and it changed my life. Most important, it gave me the confidence to call myself a writer. Ever since I’ve stayed active in their alumni community. Hedgebrook just re-opened their applications–you have until September to try for a slot. Women only (sorry, fellas). To find out more, just follow this link.