Category Archive: Blog

Sep 22 2014


Anne Perry – Guest Blogger

‘Ripped from the Headlines’ sounds rather visceral, doesn’t it?  But isn’t that what stories should be?  Full of brains, heart and guts!  But where to get the core of the idea to start with?

The ‘news’ is full of them.  All you need is the seed, just the very beginning.  We …

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Sep 21 2014

What Happened To Me – Unexpectedly – At Women At Woodstock

Sep 19 2014

Read This Letter From a Woman Who Experienced “In Discussion”

Victoria Zackheim shared this with me – a letter she received after she and Anne Perry performed their event “In Discussion” at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference (SiWC) a while ago. Victoria and Anne will be bringing “In Discussion” to the opening night at each of our retreats this October.

The letter:

I didn’t take notes, …

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Sep 18 2014

Barbara Hannah Grufferman Shares Celeb Wisdom

Congrats to Barbara Hannah Grufferman for her latest article on the Huff Post 50 Blog. Barbara shares her experiences, and what she learned from a few celebs at the AARP Ideas@50+ event recently held in San Diego.

Read the full article here: What I Learned From 5 Boomer Celebs (And What I Should Have Asked)


Sep 17 2014

Durga Tree International – Masquerade Ball

Durga Tree International, the non-profit organization founded by Beth Tiger (WAW 2013 presenter), is hosting its second annual Masquerade Ball this November. The black-tie, Masquerade-themed ball will benefit global charities that rescue and rehabilitate victims of modern day slavery.

It will be a night of music, dinner, and cocktails in Andover, NY on Saturday November 1st.

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Sep 16 2014

Ivy Slater – Business Success Retreat

Ivy Slater, Slater Success Coaching, is giving a two-day Business Success Retreat this weekend, with the focus on Small Business owners.

The BSR is for someone who is not ready to start as big, but still would like some hand holding, in-person support, and clarity in their planning. It is a 2 Day Retreat where a small group …

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Sep 15 2014

Soul Collage

Betty Newman – Guest Blogger

In October of 2008 I knew nothing about the Heroic Journey or L. Frank Baum, the author of “The Wizard of Oz,” nor Joseph Campbell and Jean Houston-the great chroniclers of the Heroic Journey in Mythology-and certainly not Jonah Sachs, author of “Winning the Story Wars.”

What I did know …

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Sep 12 2014

ALIVE & Well Workshop with Janet Riccobono

Women At Woodstock friend and alum, Janet Riccobono, is facilitating a workshop at Columbia Greene Community College in Hudson, NY beginning September 27th – and it sounds fantastic!

Janet’s ALIVE & Well Workshop focuses on personal development for women over 40 – how our choices and perceptions affect our physical and emotional well being.

The course will run four …

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Sep 10 2014

It’s Time To Become Who I’m Meant To Be

Ann Fry, Women At Woodstock 2014 presenter, is leading a special one-day workshop this Saturday, Sept 13th in New York City from 9 – 4:30 pm.

The workshop, titled It’s Time To Become Who I’m Meant To Be, will focus on YOU. Join Ann, co-facilitator Dina Wilcox, and a small group of like-minded people, in an intimate setting …

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Sep 09 2014

Write As If Your Life Depends on It!

Victoria Zackheim – Guest Blogger

I don’t write sci-fi thrillers, and bodice rippers are of no interest, which leaves me writing in genres that make little money and have small readerships. Personal essays comprising an anthology? The perfect choice!

So what do I encourage my creative nonfiction students to write? Whatever they like. No, wait, let …

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