About Us



       The Hudson Valley Women's Writing Group 

Colleen Geraghty, Kit Goldpaugh, Eileen Howard, Tana Miller, Mary K O’Melveny, Jan Zlotnik Schmidt and Kappa Waugh are seven older women from diverse backgrounds: 
acdemics, a social worker, a psychiatric nurse, a teacher and a lawyer. Some of us are retired, some are still working. We are writers, poets, musicians. All of us are volunteers, activists and artists.  We write from the collective perspective of being women-of-a-certain-age in a culture that tends to render older women invisible, irrelevant. Sharing our unique perspectives on such universal themes as memory, joy, resistance, resilience, aging, transformation, visibility we hope to engage readers of all ages and backgrounds.