Women of our Words was founded by best friends and soul sisters, Jody Feagan, Katie Rountree and Amy Ferris. Together they produce inspiring, intimate writing workshops in a home setting where women feel safe to share their stories and write their lives.
Class sizes are small to allow for one-on-one instruction and personal feedback. The workshops vary but typically run over the course of two days, from 10 am to 4 pm and include lunch.
Jody Feagan is Founder and former Director of the San Miguel Writers Conference & Literary Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico which has featured such literary luminaries as John Berrendt (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Cheryl Strayed (Wild). She has been producing independent writing workshops in the US and Mexico since 2004. Jody is the mother of three children. She lives in Aspen, Colorado. Katie is her best friend, Amy is her soul sister.
Katie Rountree is a former radio and TV personality. Currently she does voice-over recordings for companies all over the country. Katie has owned and operated her own Santa Fe business, Gentle Petsitters, for the past 20 years and is an advertising sales executive. She’s the mother of two and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband. Jody is her best friend, Amy is her soul sister.
Amy Ferris is a writer, editor, author, screenwriter and playwright. As a memoirist, her passion comes down to three words: Write Your Truth. Amy has written for both television and film. Both of her screenplays were produced: Funny Valentines (Director, Julie Dash – Daughters of the Dust), and Mr. Wonderful (Anthony Minghella – The English Patient, Cold Mountain, Truly Madly, Deeply).Her memoir, Marrying George Clooney, Confessions From A Midlife Crisis (Seal Press) was adapted into an Off-Broadway play (2012) and ran for one month at CAP21 Theater.Amy contributes to numerous anthologies, and her essays have appeared in many publications. Her deepest passion is that all women awaken to their greatness. Amy lives in Dingman’s Ferry, PA with her husband and best friend, Ken. Jody and Katie are her soul sisters.