Fall creek

The Flight of the Mind Writing Workshops for Women were held at a retreat center on the McKenzie River from 1984 through 2000.



The Flight of the Mind History Project

Flight of the Mind played a crucial role, both regionally and nationally, in supporting women writers. Soapstone is honored to have sponsored this project in which Ruth Gundle and Judith Barrington—with help from Char Breshgold and Anndee Hochman—have told its story in words and photographs.                

It is free to download or read online. (It's a read-only PDF, so it can't be printed.) 

We hope you enjoy it! Please alert others who you think would be interested in it, whether Flight participants or not. And if you can identify any of the women in the photos who haven't yet been named, please let us know. The photo identifications begin on page 131. Email us at soapstonewriting@gmail.com. 

Click here for the Flight of the Mind History, low-resolution version. 

Click here for the Flight of the Mind History, high-resolution version.




Click here for the Flight of the Mind Kitchen Bible.   

Additional PDFs for each year of Flight of the Mind will be added over the summer of 2022. 

Click here for addtional material: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.