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EchoX includes a steadily growing searchable database of organizations, groups, writers, artists and others organized by ethnicity, cultural focus, type of heritage work and/or type of community action. Check back often to see newly added listings!

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Recently through non-fiction writing works, plays, and screenplays, women at Hedgebrook have been a voice for helping raise awareness in a vast range of issues, including: women’s rights in the Middle East, the spread of AIDS in Africa, inner city violence in America, rights of incarcerated women prisoners, political strife in Cambodia, radioactive fallout in the Ukraine, highway construction dividing a Latino community, the ethical responsibilities of the pharmaceutical industry, and environmental stress on bees.

Hedgebrook's vision has evolved into a global community of writers enriched by diversity: of culture, nationality, voice, genre, generation, perspective, religious beliefs and political affiliations. Nearly two thirds of Hedgebrook’s alumnae are women of color, and they come from all over the world, and all walks of life. They are emerging and published, ranging in age from 18-85, and writing in all genres. And their writing is exemplary: out of our rigorous two-round selection process, and a growing international pool of more than 1,800 applicants, 40 writers are awarded a residency each year
  • Expression
    Literary Organizations
    Performing Art Organizations

Hedgebrook’s commitment to our alumnae extends beyond their residency. Our public programs connect them and their work with agents, publishers, editors, producers, readers and audiences. Working with our alumnae, we produce reading series’ and professional development workshops across the country, and will be expanding these offerings globally via the internet.

Our community is also open to women writers who have not yet come to Hedgebrook for a residency, through Salons, Master Classes, Vortext at the retreat, and the workshops offered by alumnae in other cities. We are launching a New Girls Network with other like-minded organizations, to expand our offerings to an even wider community of women writers, and to join the movement for equal voice for women writers to achieve a just and peaceful world.