2022 Corazon de Corrales Gift of Fellowship
Oct28

2022 Corazon de Corrales Gift of Fellowship

The 2022 Corazon de Corrales Gift of Fellowship Dear Creative Woman, We are delighted to share Corazon de Corrales, a bed-and-breakfast in the Village of Corrales, New Mexico, and Charlene Spiegel, the generous woman who is offering a writer’s residency for one woman here. On this beautiful secluded acre, Charlene Spiegel has hosted AROHO’s Fire Heart Circle’s annual meetings. We’ve gathered in her rooms,...

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The Global Summer Camp Gifts of Fellowship
Jul29

The Global Summer Camp Gifts of Fellowship

Congratulations to the Gift of Fellowship recipients for our flagship Global Summer Camp 2020! _______________________________________________________________ The Amanda Gorman Gift of Fellowship, a gift created by Lisa Sukenic, covers the cost of registration to attend AROHO’s Global Summer Camp (August 10-14, 11-2pm ET, Zoom enabled), for one young woman poet of color. In the spirit of youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman’s poem...

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Winners of our 2019 Gifts of Fellowship
Jan05

Winners of our 2019 Gifts of Fellowship

Congratulations to JoeAnn Hart, Celia Caro and Carolyn Mikulencak, Bridgett Jensen, and Aleta Bartell,  our new creative fellows for the 2019 Gifts of Fellowship!   ____________________________________________________________   ____________________________________________________________ Our gratitude to Linda Troeller, Charlene Spiegel, Sandy Coomer and Kristi Crutchfield Cox for their generous gifts, time, and mentorship...

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2019 Corazon de Corrales Gift of Fellowship for Two Women
Nov08

2019 Corazon de Corrales Gift of Fellowship for Two Women

The Corazon de Corrales Gift of Fellowship Dear Creative Woman, We are delighted to share Corazon de Corrales, a bed-and-breakfast in the Village of Corrales, New Mexico, and Charlene Spiegel, the generous woman who is offering a writer’s residency for two women here. On this beautiful secluded acre, Charlene Spiegel has hosted AROHO’s Fire Heart Circle’s annual meetings. We’ve gathered in her rooms,...

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2019 Rockvale “Power of Creativity” Gift of Fellowship
Mar22

2019 Rockvale “Power of Creativity” Gift of Fellowship

The Rockvale “Power of Creativity” Gift of Fellowship The Rockvale Writers’ Colony is held firmly in the belief that words have power and that writers who share their writing with the world are offering a fundamental and powerful gift that cannot be duplicated by any other writer. “Our uniqueness is our power. Our Creative spirit is our power. Our words are power and light.” – Sandy Coomer, poet,...

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2019 “Self Reflection” Gift of Fellowship
Mar22

2019 “Self Reflection” Gift of Fellowship

“The self-portrait is a composition of structured forces and aspects of our developed knowledge of life. It is a guide toward ‘Who am I?'” – Linda Troeller ____________________________________________ Dear Creative Woman, I started taking self-portraits at twenty while attending a student luncheon at the home of the artist Georgia O’Keefe. She saw me with a Rollei camera and suggested I go out on her ranch and see...

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2019 Kipp Crutchfield Artist Fellowship and Stipend
Jan19

2019 Kipp Crutchfield Artist Fellowship and Stipend

“In honor of Kipp Crutchfield, my mother, a woman who chose to claim her potential, returning to school at 38, completing a bachelor’s and master’s, while raising her children and tending to elderly family. She showed the gift of creating the extraordinary from the ordinary, inspiring me to carve my own dreams from life.” – Kristi Crutchfield Cox, MEd, MS, LPC Dear Creative Woman, In 2015, collaborating on my...

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2018 Anna Sorocor Fellowship
Jan18

2018 Anna Sorocor Fellowship

Congratulations to the Anna Sorocor Fellow, Karen Hildebrandt! In honor of Anna Sorocor, a Rumanian immigrant “who told her life in one long amazing story,” this fellowship gift is named and brought to you by Anna’s granddaughter and legendary author, poet, and executive director of Bread and Roses, New York’s own, Esther Cohen. From concept to book I can help. My gift is for one recipient, to figure out what...

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2018 Edna Payne Fellowship
Jan18

2018 Edna Payne Fellowship

Congratulations to the Edna Payne Fellows, Elizabeth Buckner, Erin Ferdinand, and Kerri Quinn! In honor of Edna Payne Clarke, “a woman of sharp intelligence and indomitable spirit” who nurtured two writers, Cheryl Clarke and Breena Clarke, this fellowship gift is named and brought to you by Edna’s daughter; author of Oprah Book Club selection, River, Cross My Heart; and co-founder of The Hobart Festival of Women...

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2018 Legacy Fellowship
Jan18

2018 Legacy Fellowship

Celebrating Twenty Legacy Fellows In honor of Virginia Woolf’s words that as creative women “we think back through our mothers,” this fellowship gift is from AROHO Founder Darlene Chandler Bassett. Receiving a place in Darlene’s “Artistic Ancestors & Creative Memory” master class; award-winning books; and Virginia Woolf haul to hearten creativity and community, we are thrilled to announce the...

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2018 Two Ravens Fellowship
Jan18

2018 Two Ravens Fellowship

    Congratulations to the Two Ravens Fellow, Tori Grant-Welhouse! Feeling drawn to the land of Mabel Dodge Luhan and Georgia O’Keefe, she came to Santa Fe to begin writing her one woman show, Chalkdust. As a Jewish woman and revered educator she had lived most of her life doing the work of tikkun olam – to engage in work to heal the world. For her, a casita of her own became time for tikkun hanfesh — to go inward and heal...

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2017 Reading as Fellowship
May27

2017 Reading as Fellowship

[ezcol_2third_end] These readings are my offerings to all of you. Listen to these poems once, twice. Perhaps one will speak to you strongly enough that you will choose to learn it by heart. Then write beautiful words of your own. Because they are the ones I most need. —Michelle Wing   When our AROHO board held its retreat in March, we were asked to bring some type of small gift or offering. As I sat in my writing studio, thinking...

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