Dear Women Writing for (a) Change Community,
As February draws to a close, I marvel at how much life and abundance is swirling around our beloved writing center!
Strong class enrollment and community support have allowed the board to create a part time position for Executive Director. I have stepped down from the Board of Trustees and am grateful and humbled to carry on this good work which has so positively influenced my own life.
This year's Board welcomes two new members, Susan Hume, formerly in Executive Communications at GE and Lauren Young, who is experienced in education and outreach for arts organizations, adult education and continuing education programs. We thank outgoing Trustees Patricia Sullivan and Rachael Davis for their significant contributions to Women Writing for (a) Change.
2013 Leadership Training is underway! The Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy is in full swing, led by 2008 YWFLA graduates Meg Stentz and Avery Smith. The Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (for adult women) will take place during the summer of 2013 and will be taught by our founder, Mary Pierce Brosmer. If you are interested or even curious, please consider attending one of our free informational sessions: dates, times and registration can be found on our website.
In the midst of planning for the 2013 summer camps for girls, teens and young women, we are energized by our largest teen class enrollment ever! WWf(a)C continues to broaden and deepen our program menu. In addition to our ongoing core, journaling, writing craft and Soul Collage classes, current offerings include a once-a-month book club, An Evening with Shakespeare, and restorative yoga and writing.
I recently attended the Read Around for the Starfire University class. What a warm and rewarding experience to hear Starfire participants, their teachers, and members of our community courageously share their stories and life experiences. Women Writing for (a) Change continues to connect with many through outreach partnerships including Project Connect for girls at risk for homelessness; Rosie's Girls, in conjunction with YWCA and additional afterschool and in-school programs.
I deeply appreciate your part in making ours a strong and vibrant community. Good wishes for another outstanding year for all!
Our mission is to nurture and celebrate the individual voice by facilitating supportive writing circles and by encouraging people to craft more conscious lives through the art of writing and the practices of community.