“Edie's workshops give me time to focus on my writing and inspire me to develop new ideas and rework my current projects.” Felicia Monticelli
“Misty Hill Lodge Workshops provide both the support you've been craving and the hands-on training you require to take your writing to the next level. Possessing a rare gift for mentoring, Edie is supportive and encouraging—able to gently guide writers to the places they need to approach things differently. Her workshops are nourishment for a writer's body, mind, and soul! “ Julie Mooney
“Need inspiration and permission to write? This is for you! You won’t want to miss the beauty of this mountain retreat, but it’s the gentle guidance to perfect your writing that will bring you back for more. Edie is a superb teacher, who demands the best from all her students.” Kristine DeWitt
“When I first met Edie, I kept thinking about Clarissa Pinkola Estes saying that storytellers are perpetually off under some ‘psychic hill . . . up to their knees buried in story dust, brushing away centuries of dirt, digging under overlays of culture and conquests, and numbering every frieze and fresco of story that they could find.’ And although it may seem like an odd way to compliment someone, the quote describes Edie's workshops exactly. I always leave feeling wonderfully dirty, covered in my own "story dust." Edie has a way of encouraging students to find their own special, individual stories; and no one ever leaves a workshop "clean." In fact, the possibilities for getting dirty are endless.” Sheila Johndrow
(Citation from: Estes, Clarissa Pinkola, Ph.D. Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. Ballantine Books, New York, 1995, p. 76)
“An education and a delight. A critic once used this phrase to describe what it was like to read an author’s work. I think of this phrase when I’m at Misty Lodge taking part in a workshop run by Edie Hemingway. I’m surrounded by like-minded people doing something I learn from and love.” Linda A. Holmes, Esq.
“Before Misty Hill Lodge workshops, I dabbled with a poem here and there. Now I have an entire notebook of exercises, story beginnings, and poems, not to mention tons of pointers I can really use. Misty Hill is a different world, and I am a different person there. I know I’m not just going to another class. Rather, each time is an experience full of potential and surprises. It’s that amazing freedom and unexpectedness that keeps me coming back.” Michelle McNally, Carroll County, MD
“Edie Hemingway’s workshops led me—someone who had enjoyed writing for many years, but never studied it – into a brave new world. She introduced me to writing as a craft, and gave me a new appreciation for words -- their order, their use, and their power.” Bill Boyer, Retired Methodist Minister