Women Writing for (a) Change
Newsletter

January 3, 2012 
Upcoming Programs at a Glance

1/5 - Core Class Sampler - FREE

1/5 - Works in Progress: a Craft Circle

1/11 - SoulCollage begins

1/14 - Core Classes begin

1/15 - The Practice of Journaling

1/18 - Journaling with Intention begins

1/26 - Rest, Renew, and Reveal: An Inner Exploration of the Mind/Body/Spirit
Quick Links

 KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

 

 

You can support WWf(a)C just by using your Kroger Plus Card

 

Click HERE for simple instructions on how to sign up for the program.   

 

Thank you to all who have joined so far ~ your efforts are making a real difference!  So far, we have earned  $1165.00 with your support!   


Looking for a few writers
 who live on the West Side 
for interaction, support and friendship of a member of Starfire. She lives in Bridgetown, and would like to connect to others writers in that area.....Interested?
 
Email Annette Wick at  [email protected].
Involves nothing more than gathering and writing!

A recent podcast features our Starfire writers. Click HERE to listen in.

www.starfireu.org 

REST, RENEW, AND REVEAL:
An Inner Exploration of the
Mind / Body / Spirit
 
Reignite your creativity by taking time to turn inside.  Join us for an afternoon of relaxation and writing as yoga teacher and WWf(a)C facilitator Bev Palmer leads a workshop on the powerfully transformative practice of combining restorative yoga with reflective journaling.  The language of the body and the written word combine in an integrative practice that opens the channels of energy for a deeper experience of yourself and insights that may take your writing to a new level. 
  
Saturday, Jan. 26
1:00-4:00 pm
Facilitator:  Bev Palmer
$30

































































 
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH  45236
(513) 272-1171

FREE CORE SAMPLER

Are you interested in learning what
it's like to attend a class at Women 
Writing for (a) Change?  Join us this Saturday for a FREE Sampler designed to introduce new participants to our Core Classes before committing to an 8 or 15-week course. 

Saturday, Jan. 5
11:00am-12:30pm
                                               Facilitator:  Phebe Beiser  
FRIDAY SALON ~ JANUARY 4

                 Begin your New Year at a Friday Salon!

Come to share your hopes, dreams and challenges for 2013. If you have something you have written that you would like to share, please bring it. (3 minute rule). Also if you are bringing something written try to bring something based on your understanding of community. Since we are trying to build a community here lets see if we can hear what each of us thinks when we say that word.

The potluck will be on the table in the center of our talking.
A New Years Feast if you will. Bring something for yourself and a little extra for others.

                        All salons are accessible by all.
       The salons are presented by Women's Way of Ohio
                              for your enjoyment.


Join us. For details, please call 513-923-1414.

 

 SPECIALTY CLASSES
COMING UP

WORKS IN PROGRESS:
A CRAFT CIRCLE - BEGINS SATURDAY
  
Bring your in-progress drafts to this collaborative & informative class, designed to help writers who want to round out their writing, bust through blocks, or hone their technique.  Reap the benefits of a workshop environment that nurtures the writing and the writer through instruction, group exercises and feedback.  Classes meet on alternating weekends and spaces are limited.  Class includes a personal consultation with the facilitator.  Get a discount when you pay in full!
  
Saturdays, Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, Mar. 2
11:00am-3:00pm
Facilitator:  Marisa Becker
$200
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SOUL COLLAGE® CIRCLE

  

SoulCollage® is a delightful and restorative process of creating, over time, a personal deck of collaged cards from found images for the primary purpose of giving voice to your inner stories.  Created with images you are instinctively drawn to, your SoulCollage® deck becomes a tangible reflection of your evolving story.  The focus of this series is  "What questions am I living with?"

 

Fridays**, Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Feb. 22, Mar. 1, Mar. 15, Apr. 5

10:00am-1:00pm

$130--materials included

  

**Please note, Soul Collage is held on Fridays.  It is not on Saturdays, as previously mentioned. 

 

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THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALING

 

Take the time to write!  Set aside these two hours a week to create a journaling practice that will help you transform your life.  Learn journaling techniques, explore new forms of journaling and discover ways to create and sustain a beneficial journaling practice.  No expectations, no rules, no competition--just time, inspiration, support and motivation.  Confidentiality and safety will be of utmost importance.  Participants will be given the option to leave their private journals with the facilitator in a safe location.

 

Tuesdays, Jan. 15-Mar. 5

10:30am-12:30pm

Faciliator:  Dawn Koch

$199


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JOURNALING WITH INTENTION
 

Start the New Year with intention!  Learn journaling techniques that will guide you on a transformative journey.  This class will help you set goals, chart your progress and begin a journey of personal transformation through journaling.  Each session will include jounaling exercises that will help you set clear intentions for your life.  We'll write, craft, discuss, and share in small groups or pairs.  Open to new and experienced journalers!  Class includes an individualized consultation with the facilitator between sessions.

Saturdays, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16

11:00am-1:00pm

Facilitator:  Dawn Kock

$90

  

WINTER CORE CLASSES
REGISTER NOW
The featured focus of our core classes is writing in community over a period of several weeks. While some writing technique is taught in each class, emphasis is placed on the writer pursuing her own forms of written expression (e.g., poetry, memoir, fiction, non-fiction or journaling). Each writer is in charge of her writing. She requests from small group members the type of feedback she wants, based on her motivation and intentions. The proven process used creates a safe space for individuals to develop their own voice and offers opportunities to have their words heard and honored without judgment.
 
 
15-WEEK COURSES - $475
 
Mondays, Jan. 14 - Apr. 22, 7- 9:30pm
   Facilitator:  Sally Schneider
**FULL-  Wednesdays, Jan. 16 - Apr. 24, 7-9:30pm
   Facilitator:  Diane Debevec
 
8 WEEK COURSES - $249
 
**FULL - Tuesdays, Jan. 15 - Mar. 5, 10am - 12:30pm
   Facilitator:  Sally Schneider
Thursdays, Jan. 17 - Mar. 7, 10am-12:30pm
   Facilitator:  Phebe Beiser

Register Now
 
**Waiting lists are available for full classes
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 CLASSES BEGIN FOR GIRLS & TEENS
 
Olivia Our 6 -week sessions for girls and teens are a great place for young women to come together in community to express themselves, develop friendships, strengthen their voices, and build self-esteem.  Classes us writing and other modes of creative self-expression as tools for personal development and community building.  No writing experience necessary!  Come to write your individual story and share it in an inspiring and supportive community.
 
6 - week Winter Term for girls ages 9 - 12
Sundays, Feb. 17 - Mar. 24, 1 - 4 pm
 
6 - week Winter Term for teens ages 13 - 17
Sundays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 17, 1 - 4 pm
YW FEMINIST LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 
YWFLA IS RETURNING FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2008! 

Our next Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy for girls in grades 9-12 begins in January 2013. To learn more, please contact us at 513-272-1171.
 
Read the full description on the registration page.

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP TRAINING

RETURNS AT CFLA 


We are pleased to announce that in 2013, WWf(a)C will once again be offering Leadership Training, for those interested in deepening their learning of Conscious Feminine Leadership.  What was formerly known as the Feminist Leadership Academy (FLA), has evolved into the WWf(a)C Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA).

Two week long retreats will be led by Mary Pierce Brosmer, at Grailville, June 14 - 21st and July 19- 26th, 2013.  A 3rd retreat for those interested in opening an affiliate site in another city will be held in August.

Free informational sessions available on:    
         

 February  9, 10:00am -12:30pm

 March 9,  1:30-3:30pm 

 April 13,  10:00-12:30 pm

 

You are welcome to attend more than one! (Please register on our website so we know how many to expect.) 

 

If you are among those interested in this training, please contact:

 

Mary Pierce Brosmer:  [email protected] or  

Diane Debevec:  [email protected].