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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 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 and also reached across the ocean. In June, 2014, Julie Maloney will return to lead the fourth 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 and the 10 Day Greece Writer's Retreat on the island of Alonnisos.


Dorriane Laux
Guest Poet



Ilene Beckerman
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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