Written by Two Trees Writers

VORTEXT is an extraordinary weekend salon for women at the famed Whidbey Institute, led by renowned women writers.

Join our workshop leaders, Ruth Ozeki, Karen Joy Fowler, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Natalie Baszile, Shobha Rao, Elmaz Abinader and Dylan Landis, to share writing, meals, conversation and community in a stunningly beautiful setting. (Reiko’s workshop description included below. For all others, please check out Hedgebrook’s site!)

The program, now in its eighth year, gives writers the opportunity to connect in diverse and powerful small-group workshops. Writers also enjoy dynamic keynotes and discussions about opportunities and challenges for women who write, as well as several open mics over the course of the weekend.

May 3 – 5, 2019
Whidbey Island, WA


Tarot For Writers, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Are you looking for some inspiration?  Some way to tap into your all-knowing self to tell you how to begin? Or maybe you want to know how to go forward. What’s next?  If you have come to a fork in the road, maybe you can’t decide how to choose your direction?  Or perhaps your problem is writer’s block, or a lack of connection to your writing? Want to know why you can’t focus, or what you should be focusing on?  Welcome to my writing process!  When I have questions like these, I pull a Tarot card. It’s been an incredibly helpful way to get myself started, or going again, to get around my blocks and habits, to take some risks and find some epiphanies. I use The Shining Tribe Tarot, created by the world-renown master of tarot, Rachel Pollack, who says tarot is a channel for reminding yourself of what you already know.  So if you are looking to shake things up or get some insight, come join me.  We’ll combine a group reading and some individual pulls. What better way to explore the origins of your stories than to consult the oracle that is you?

If you are interested in this powerful weekend retreat, there is an early bird special until March 5th, and you can find out more and register here: https://hedgebrook.org/vortext

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