Friday, May 4th through
Sunday, May 6th

At the Famed Whidbey Institute

Join women writers from around the world, convening to write, share meals and engage in powerful conversations in a stunningly beautiful setting.

VORTEXT is an extraordinary weekend salon, led by renowned writing teachers.

Participants gain inspiration from each other through sharing their stories and open mics, and from the teachers through dynamic workshops, keynotes and discussions about the opportunities and challenges of being a writer over the course of the weekend.
Thomas Berry Hall and grounds of the beautiful Whidbey Institute.
Watch powerful testimonials from participants and instructors from Vortex 2017
2018 Vortext Salon Teachers and Class Offerings
Shobha Rao
Dismantling Fear 
Kate Moses
The Image as a Feminist Act
Kate Carroll de Gutes
Are You Allowed to Joke About That? 
Laurie Frankel
Work+Magic: Strategies for Gettin’ It Done

Elmaz Abinader
Digging In: Using Research to Enrich your Fiction and Non-Fiction 
Victoria Redel
Mystery and Necessity
Full and partial scholarships are available! Application deadline is
February 28th