Circle of Friends

About Circle of Friends

For 13 years, IslandWood has offered a weekend of learning, connection, and renewal just for women on its Bainbridge Island campus. Recent years have included keynotes by best-selling authors Sue Monk Kidd, Elizabeth Gilbert, Cheryl Strayed, and Terry Tempest William.

Our next Circle of Friends weekend will be held on October 1-3, 2021. Registration coming soon!

Circle of Friends 2021, featuring Anne Lamott

Although we were very much looking forward to hosting our annual Circle of Friends weekend this October, due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, we are rescheduling the event to October 1 – 3, 2021.


While it saddens us to postpone this event, we know that this is the best choice to protect the health of our guests, staff, and keynote speaker. We hope that you will join us next year for a weekend of learning, connection, and renewal!


Look out for more information coming soon, but in the meantime save the date for a weekend of learning, connection and renewal on our Bainbridge Island campus! We’re thrilled to welcome Anne Lamott, author of several New York Times bestselling novels, including Bird by Bird, Operating Instructions, Hallelujah Anyway, Small Victories, and Some Assembly Required, as our keynote speaker.


More information coming soon!

a Lodge at IslandWood, an Outdoor Meeting venue

Contact Us

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Please email Julia Myrick at