WOMEN READING ALOUD offers writers a supportive community. From larger special events where writers gather to read their work aloud, to workshops where they write spontaneously, to our annual international and domestic retreats and special events, WRA provides a warm atmosphere conducive to exploration and discovery. Our goals are for participants to learn something new, to affirm their own writing lives, and to face the blank page with renewed spirit. WRA continues to increase its selection of writing workshops with an eye towards what the writer needs in today's market. Although WOMEN READING ALOUD is not a membership organization, we recognize that a comaraderie develops when writers commit to a series, a weekend retreat, or a critiquing salon. In 2011, WRA expanded its Writing and Yoga program. In September, 2016, we held our first Writing and Yoga Retreat in the South of France. In June, 2017, Julie Maloney will return to lead the seventh WRA retreat on the eco--island of Alonnisos on the Aegean Sea in Greece. All workshops follow the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, setting the gold standard for writing in a "kula" - a community sensitive to energies given and received from the writing circle. Once a writer reads aloud, her voice automatically becomes part of the writing circle created by WRA. Annual retreats include the Writer's Weekend Retreat in Sea Girt, NJ, the 10 Day Greece Writer's Retreat on the island of Alonnisos, and the 10 Day Writing and Yoga Retreat in the South of France. Registration is now open for 2017.

Dorriane Laux
Guest Poet

Idra Novey
Guest Author

Caroline Leavitt
Guest Author

Ann Hood
Guest Author

Jacqueline Sheehan
Guest Author

WOMEN READING ALOUD welcomes writers with these words:

This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say...So remember these two things: you are talented and you are original. Be sure of that. I say that because self-trust is one of the very most important things in writing...
--Brenda Ueland, "IF YOU WANT TO WRITE"

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