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Hello --

I am excited to have the privilege of serving as Director of Beach Shack Writers. My sole mission is to serve writers in the same fabulous, generous, and nurturing way that I have been served over the course of my own writing journey. 

My job, as I see it -- as I've long dreamed it -- is to provide writers a beautiful and peaceful place, plenty of personal space, encouragement, the company of fellow writers, and homemade cookies!

I hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon.

Cindy Whitman


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Professional Bio

Most recently serving as editor and contributing writer at KA Confidential, a luxury magazine packed with literary content, and currently serving as editor at Pink Magazine on Hilton Head Island, Cindy Whitman has worked with writers and published authors from coast-to-coast.

A Judge’s Special Mention award recipient in the Pirate’s Alley/Pen Faulkner Medal for the Personal Essay, Cindy has been awarded writing fellowships to The Cottages at Hedgebrook, The UCross Foundation, and The Vermont Studio Center. She has been served by the best of the best. And now she's ready to give back.

Cindy holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from the Bennington College Writing Seminars where she honed her craft under the amazing care and tutelage of esteemed writers such as Bob Shacochis, Jill McCorkle, Doug Bauer, Amy Hempel, and Elizabeth Cox. 

Cindy's literary work is represented by Brandt & Hochman Literary Boutique in New York City.

She currently resides, writes, and directs Beach Shack Writers, a writers’ residency, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.