“ Fun. Amazing what fun can be packed into a little place with the help of everyone. ”
— Donna B. on Jan 5, 2017.
“ Outstanding, remarkable...I will be returning again and again. I met a woman today that I know through the amazing Wild Honey Performances. Yes, Penni Barnet ---that's you and I loved talking with you. I also got a chance to see Glen Laughlin and Deborah Gee perform in a very intimate setting. Two years ago, Glen took the place of guitarist in my husband's band from the eighties The Pop at Earle Mankey Tribute at the Troubadour. It was good to talk with him and make some plans for the Pop to hopefully reunite for another gig. I love what Bill Berry does at the Lyric Theater with his Singer/Songwriter showcases. He had my friend Gregg Sutton in February and I have planned to go back but got busy. Anyway, it was an amazing day with truly gifted people....oh and it was really great to meet and befriend Lord Buckley's daughter, Laurie, a very sweet and engaging women with many stories. Vicki's ability to bring these people together results in "Yes, we CAN do it!". I left inspired. ”
— Terry Moreland H. on Jul 26, 2016.
“ Amazing and inspiring as always! ”
— Suzanne L. on Apr 26, 2016.
“ Great way to spend a long lunch. Totally worth it. Inspirational. Creative. Funny. ”
— Karen C. on Feb 23, 2016.
“ Just what I've been looking for since I left my former writing community in Harrisburg, PA. ”
— Emily on Dec 1, 2015.
“ Vicki, please pardon me if I misspell the Yiddish. Your salon's are like a matchmaking party for 21st century creatives. You are a yenta for women seeking their creative voice, their next collaborator, their next contribution to this world. Thanks for creating the space for the ideas to take root or take flight! ”
— Kathy on Dec 1, 2015.
“ It rocks the house! ”
— Shauna on Nov 12, 2015.
“ I learned a lot about the potential of writing salons - been a long time. ”
— Skip P. on Nov 10, 2015.
“ Fantastic! ”
— Stephanie J. on Oct 22, 2015.
“ I was touched today by the honesty and vulnerability of the women and the man (yes, there was one!) who shared their writing and musical talents. It is always a privilege to be surrounded by other creative people who are engaged in their own process of self discovery. What makes this group particularly great is everyone is taking it even further by connecting what they are doing to the world at large. Bravo! I can't wait to attend again. This is exactly the sort of group and event that creative types like me need to make a regular part of life. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone who appreciates being part of a supportive, creative crowd of people who share humor, compassion, and courage. Bravo! ”
— Danielle on Aug 25, 2015.
“ Well - NO WONDER THIS LITERARY GROUP IS INFAMOUS - OOPS - I CERTAINLY MEAN FAMOUS! I just attended my first of joyful experience chez Vicki, and I found it a powerful and indeed entertaining several hours! Vicki pulls together great talents of various sorts and an ambiance reveling in transcendent energies. ”
— Carolyn V. on Jul 28, 2015.
“ I highly recommended it! Always a treat! Don't miss it! ”
— Christinna G. on Jul 28, 2015.
“ A unique experience. It's a diverse, knowledgeable group with great attitude. ”
— William B. on Jan 28, 2015.
“ Incredible and always full of surprises and mind-blowing. Beyond grateful to be a part of this special group and so grateful to Vicki Abelson for sharing this powerful gift with us. ”
— Meredith R. on Jan 27, 2015.
“ I've been the still photographer for VA's Women Who Write since winter of 2010. I get to make friends with and spend time with a group of very highly functioning women. It's life changing. Magic each month. Dorothy Parker where ever she is is jealous. ”
— Linda A. on Dec 16, 2014.
“ Vicki's critique group is a great opportunity for me to connect with other women writers. It is not the regular critique group I've ever been to. We receive great direction of what to do and how to proceed with our written piece. Some members drive an hour to be there and I see how satisfied they return home. Thanks a million. ”
— catherine Y. on Nov 18, 2014.
“ Cindy was hilarious as always, and Michael was fabulous and incredibly engrossing. Thanks so much, Vicki! ”
— Alexis S. on Jul 30, 2014.
“ Fabulous. ”
— Carole H. on Jun 25, 2014.
“ Very creative, positive Salon! Thank you Vicki for busting your butt to keep it going! ”
— Debra G. on Jun 24, 2014.
“ The best! It's always different and always entertaining. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be inspired. ”
— Catherine M. on May 27, 2014.
“ This meetup is so much fun! I&#039;ll be back! Thank you, Vicki! ”
— Elle on Feb 25, 2014.
“ This is one of the BEST MeetUp groups LA has to offer. Kudos to Vicki. I can't thank her enough for her graciousness and hospitality. ”
— Tracee J on Feb 25, 2014.
“ A gem in the rough. ”
— Joan R. on Feb 11, 2014.
“ literally and literary litany of linguistically talented ladies! (say that 3 times) ”
— lori n. on Jan 15, 2014.
“ Does it get better than this? ”
— Vicki A. on Jan 14, 2014.
“ Loved it - Great group of women, great concept. Look forward to more! ”
— TAMMY on Dec 10, 2013.
“ It was my first time and won't be the last. Barbara Sklar ”
— barbara s. on Oct 29, 2013.
“ She's a hustler, a shaker,and a mover...mama likes it !! ”
— Toni P. on Aug 27, 2013.
“ One of the best events I've been to in a long time! Thank you! ”
— Denise on Jul 30, 2013.
“ I am so glad to be a part of this group, I can't wait to keep learning growing and and experiencing with them :) ”
— Mr and Mrs A. on Jun 25, 2013.
“ One never knows what might get said at Vicky's Women's gathering, and that's a big part of the excitement! ”
— marie-ange on Jun 18, 2013.
“ Vicki Abelson has pulled off what not many could by inviting not just authors, but celebrity authors to share their writings with us normal folk. I'm happy to have found this group and look forward to many meetups in the future! ”
— Tami R. on May 30, 2013.
“ I am blown away at the energy and talent this group has. And leading the pack is Vicki, a loveable, vivacious ball of eclectic oomph! If after attending one of her events, and after basking in and absorbing some of the groups get-up-and-go, doesn’t kick you’re a$$ into high gear to write… you must be dead! ”
— Bobby "DeForest" S. on May 1, 2013.
“ Entertaining, energizing and inspiring! ”
— Mary N. on Apr 9, 2013.
“ so delicious I can't wait for the next one. ”
— Cathy G on Mar 26, 2013.
“ Great! Can't wait till the next one. ”
— dorothea on Jan 29, 2013.
“ Don't miss it - the experience should be part of your monthly self-nourishment. ”
— Peggy G. on Oct 16, 2012.
“ Intimate and inspiring ”
— Marita G. on Sep 25, 2012.