The International Women's Writing Guild

Digital Village Open House

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • Wherever you fire up your computer!


Saturday, October 14

12:00 PM–3:00 PM (Eastern) / 9:00 AM–12:00 PM (Pacific)


Sunday, October 15

4:00 PM–7:00 PM (Eastern) / 1:00 PM–4:00 PM (Pacific)


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FREE to Guild members & non-members

You'll meet our leadership, hear interviews and lectures, and learn about our upcoming writing contests and fall/winter online programs, including craft talks, classes, panels, and open mics!

New to online-course technology?  We'll teach you!


Donna Baier Stein:  Lecture and Reading, interviewed by Kelly DuMar

Donna Baier Stein is the founder and publisher of Tiferet, a literary journal dedicated to promoting tolerance though literature and art, and a founding editor of Bellevue Literary Review. She is the author of The Silver Baron's Wife (PEN/New England Discovery Award winner), Sympathetic People (Iowa Fiction Award Finalist), and Sometimes You Sense the Difference (poetry chapbook). Donna has received a scholarship from Bread Loaf, a fellowship from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, four Pushcart nominations, and prizes from the Allen Ginsberg Awards and elsewhere. Her writing has appeared in Writer’s Digest, Virginia Quarterly Review, New York Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, among many other journals and anthologies. /

Dorothy Randall Gray:  Lecture on Spirituality as a Creative Source, interviewed by Marj Hahne

Dorothy Randall Gray is the bestselling author of Soul Between the Lines: Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing (Avon/HarperCollins). She has been a Poet-in-Residence at Hunter College, a National Public Radio commentator, an NYU faculty member, and a literary consultant to the United Nations. Dorothy’s creative writing workshops and empowerment and healing seminars have been commissioned by the National Writers Union, PEN America, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon Institute, and other organizations. Highlights of her life include sharing the dais with the Dalai Lama, dancing with tribal boys in the hills of Kerala, India, and boogying with James Baldwin. /

You! Yes, You:  All Voices Open Mic

3-minute readings, limited to 12 for each day: You will be able to sign up (first come, first serve) when you register.

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