L-R: Art by Marilyn Day, Kathy L & Kathy S, Mahala, Pat Carr
WHO WE ARE:
Women Writers and Artists Matrix (WWAM) is an association of kindred creative women dedicated to shifting the paradigm through creativity. Founded by activist artist and shaman Amejo Amyot, and bestselling author Dorothy Randall Gray, we’ve been meeting the needs of the women's creative community through intimate intensive retreats, public readings, art exhibits and events since the summer of 2009.
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
We believe creativity is a vital, necessary and empowering component of women's lives.
We believe in sharing wisdom through the arts, inspiring ourselves and others.
We believe in offering stimulating opportunities for exploring the intersections between art and writing.
We believe in creating community and fostering safe, inspirational, intimate learning environments.
We believe in using our skills to serve our communities.
We believe in supporting women artists and writers who usually create in isolation
WHAT WE DO:
On the first weekends of May and November we offer weekend retreats in Saratoga Springs, NY. WWAM Weekend Retreats are life-changing, joyful and motivational events. Our professional teaching staff welcomes women artists and writers at all skill levels. Each retreat features:
2.5 Hour Writing & Art Workshops
Conversation & Creativity Dinner Salon
Small classes help us maintain an atmosphere of inspiration and intimacy. Our retreats also provide space for writers and artists to sell their books, artwork, crafts and other items. WWAM Retreats create a priceless environment for women to share spirit, make connections, enjoy camaraderie, and receive personal attention as well as professional guidance.
WWAM also offers writers and artists opportunities to engage in public readings and exhibits. Their works have been shared at various venues including the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Beekman Street Studio, the Niche Gallery, Northshire Bookstore and Skidmore College. We recently ventured west to present readings in collaboration with Lit Crawl LA, the Hedgebrook Alumni Council, Urban Possibilities and Mount Saint Mary's University.