Conference Coordinator East: Debbie 845.661.7625 Assistant Coordinator: Zipporah Harris
Conference Coordinator West: D. R. Gray 626.545.1933
L to R: Pat Carr, Book by Sarah Shepley, Jessica Wilson Cardenas, Ione
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 artist activist Amejo Amyot, and bestselling author Dorothy Randall Gray, we have been meeting the needs of the women's creative community through intimate retreats, day long intensives, 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:
We sponsor dynamic day long intensives on the west coast known as California Fabulation. On the first weekends of May and November we offer Weekend Retreats in Saratoga Springs, NY. Our intensives and weekend retreats are life-affirming, joyful, inspirational and motivational events. Our professional teaching staff welcomes women artists and writers at all skill levels.
Saratoga Springs Weekend Retreats: California Fabulation Day Long Intensives:
~2.5 Hour Writing & Art Workshops ~Four 2 hour Writing Workshops
~Conversation & Creativity Dinner Salon ~Continental Breakfast
~Morning Meditation & Evening Readings ~Book Sale & Exchange Marketplace
~Cocktail Hour ~Open Mic Readings
~WWAMarketplace for Art & Books ~Coffee, Tea, Juice & Snacks Served
We maintain an atmosphere of inspiration and intimacy. Our conferences and retreats also provide spacd for writers and artists to sell books, artwork, crafts and other items. WWAM creates a priceless environment for women to share spirit, make connections, enjoy camaraderie, and receive personal attention as well as professional guidance.
WWAM provides opportunities for writers and artists to engage in public readings and exhibits. Their work has been shared at various venues including the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Beekman Street Studio, the Niche Gallery, Northshire Bookstore and Skidmore College. On the west coast we presented readings in collaboration with Lit Crawl LA, the Hedgebrook Alumni Council, Urban Possibilities and Mount Saint Mary's University.