Archive for May 2nd, 2013


Dorothy Randall Gray

” I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it
I’m about to lose control and I think I like it
I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it
And I know, I know, I know, I know…

Tonight’s the night we’re gonna make it happen
Tonight we’ll put all other things aside
We shouldn’t even think about tomorrow
Sweet memories will last a long, long time
We’ll have a good time baby, don’t you worry….”
Lyrics from <a href=”http://www.elyrics.net”>eLyrics.net</a&gt;

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Dorothy and I often sing songs to each other. And the song playing in my heart now is, “I’m So Excited,”….I have already lost control. I just need to be in Saratoga Springs New York for the Women Writers & Artists Weekend.

And I’ll be there soon, thanks to the many graces and giving of so many special people and happenings that have made this possible for me.

Dorothy’s signature sign off greeting is: sharing the same sky. And it is true that Napkinwriter, in the Midwest and Dorothy in LA have shared the same sky since the mid- 1990s when I met her, as a spiritual mentor and writing instructor at International Womens Writer Guild’s magical summer conference at Skidmore College.

Amejo led early morning meditation sessions there and as I returned there summer after summer, some of them as an instructor myself, I never missed either Amejo’s serene  and sacred sunrise gatherings before breakfast, nor did I miss Dorothy’s class, where her whole classroom became the outer temple from which we found our inner writer’s temple.  Powerful and life-changing experiences for me.


Now, Dorothy and Amejo are leaders of a new  co-creative group that meets in Saratoga Springs twice yearly. I’ve read of their first meetings and my heart broke open with the longing to go.


And here I go! I’m so excited!

Women Writers and Artists Matrix

Wild Weekend!

Friday, May 3 – Sunday May 5

Saratoga Springs, NY

Come Have a Wild WWAMtastic Time!

“Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman…” Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Suzi Banks Baum – Your Secret Garden
Kittie Bintz – Creating an Altar to Your Muse
Vicki Grise – Writing for Performance
Prartho Sereno – The Painted Poem
(See workshop descriptions, schedule & instructor bios below)
Art, Writing, & Perfomance Workshops
Conversation & Creativity Dinner Salon
Women Wine & Cheese Reception
FREE Discount Coupons
FREE Gifts for Attendees

IMMERSE yourself in 2.5 hour writing & art workshops on the beautiful campus

of Saratoga’s Skidmore College

NURTURE yourself and your spirit at Friday’s Conversation and Creativity Dinner

Salon in the exquisite ballroom of the Inn at Saratoga

INDULGE yourself at Saturday night’s Women, Wine & Cheese reception in one of

Saratoga’s Victorian mansions

REPLENISH yourself during Meditation Mornings

MARKET yourself at our WWAMarketplace – sell your books, artwork and other

items, promote your events & services

CONNECT yourself in small classes, intimate interactions with instructors,

networking lunches and the priceless company of other kindred creative women

REWARD YOURSELF All attendees receive special discount coupons & freebies

Register Now!
Checks: Make payable to Heartland Institute and send to:
WWAM, Box 446, Burnt Hills, NY 12027
Credit Cards: Make secure payments with PayPal links below
On Site Registration: Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday morning

$225.00 Entire Weekend: Dinner Salon, Art & Writing Workshops, Wine & Cheese

Reception, & WWAMarketplace

$95.00 Saturday: Art & Writing Workshops, WWAMarketplace

$95.00 Sunday: Art & Writing Workshops, WWAMarketplace

$35.00 Dinner Only: Conversation & Creativity Ballroom Dinner Salon

[The Inn at Saratoga had offered WWAM attendees rooms at a discounted rate until April 5. They might still have rooms available but we can’t guarantee the discount any more. Their rates include a full breakfast and rooms can be shared]


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