Women Writing for (a) Change

March 6, 2013
Congratulations to  
Olivia Linn!
The CAA Overature Awards has named Olivia Linn as the scholarship winner in the
Creative Writing category!

Olivia began taking classes at WWf(a)C in the third grade and has been a student and facilitator assistant over the years. 

She is currently enrolled in our
Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy.

We are so proud of you, Olivia!

Look for a longer article about this talented young woman in our next e-newsletter.
Upcoming Programs at a Glance
 3/17 - Writing and Telling Stories 
3/19, 3/21 - Spring Term Core Classes Begin
3/22 - Practice of Journaling Begins
3/25 - Book Club
4/13 - Rest, Renew and Reveal
4/17 - Spring Awakening
Quick Links
SWAN Day is coming! 
in partnership with
Women's Way of OH/KY

Sunday, April 14 

1 - 6pm, doors open

at 12:30pm


A celebration of the artistic work of women!  Enjoy an afternoon of music, storytelling, spoken word, poetry, artists, authors and open mic.  Musical guests include Raison D'Etre, Jamie Fota, Paulette Meier, and Kim Gerhold with TRU.


Refreshments available.

 $20 donation suggested

Register by April 2 and receive a $20 discount !

Grades 4-6,  June 10-14

Grades 7-9,  June 17-21

Grades 10-12,   June 24-28

Tuition: $269 for the week 
(non-refundable deposit, $30)

** to learn more about our Summer Camps, please visit our website 

Oasis Sampler & Coffeehouse Music with Dan Erdman

Join us for good food, conversation, journaling, or just soaking in the music of Oasis originals and some of Dan's favorite covers.
February 15 & March 1 
6:30 pm  - Potluck Dinner 
7:00-9:30 pm - Music by
Dan Erdman 
at Women Writing for (a) Change

See flyer for more details.


WWf(a)C Book Club

Join us on the last Sunday of each month for a FREE Book Club discussion!

Following the processes used at Women Writing for (a) Change, Book Club uses both writing and conversation to broaden and deepen our understanding of each book. Please bring paper and pen! We will explore the obvious and not-so-obvious places where we discover, or, in some cases the, characters themselves discover, the conscious-feminine. We will also discuss plot, structure, voice and narrative, and how these moved us along on our journey with these characters and story. 

Our next Book Club circle meets on Sunday, March 24, 3-5pm,
when we'll be discussing
The Wife
by Meg Wolitzer
Sign Up




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




You must re-enroll online during April to participate in the 2013 program to which Kroger has dedicated $4 million to assist local organizations.
Between Nov. 1, 2012 and Jan. 31, 2013, WWf(a)C received $416 from just 27 donors!  Imagine what we could if you take a minute to sign up!


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!    

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH  45236
(513) 272-1171


Writing and Telling Stories
Join us for an afternoon of Writing and Telling Stories.  Arbutus Cunningham has been a sought after orator for years, but she rarely presents her workshops.  We are so happy to have her visit us.  Join her as she helps you find stories in you kitchen, under the back porch, at the laundromat, and over the rainbow!  For information or to register, call 513-923-1414 or email [email protected].
Sunday, March 17
1 - 4pm
Space is limited.
Benefits Women's Way and Women Writing for a Change. 


Our Spring Core classes are filling fast!   

Sign up now to ensure your space.




  Tuesdays, March 19 - May 7

  10:00am - 12:30pm

  Facilitator:  Sally Schneider



  Thursdays, March 21 - May 9

  10:00am - 12:30pm

  Facilitator:  Phebe Beiser




Summer Core Classes are also open for registration.  Check our website for dates and times.


  Take the time to write!

Set aside these two hours every 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.
  Fridays, March 22 - April 26
  1:00 - 3:00pm
  Facilitator:  Dawn Koch



 Rest, Renew and Reveal 
Re-ignite your creativity by taking time to turn inside.  Join us for an afternoon of relaxation with the powerfully transforming practice of combining Yoga Nidra with refective journaling.  The language of the bdy, te healing vibrational energy and the written word combine in a intergrative practice that opens the channelsof energy for a deeper experience of yourself and insights that may take your writing to a new level. 
  Saturday, April 13
  1:30 - 3:30pm
  Facilitators:  Bev Palmer     
  and Ron Esposito
  Spring Awakening
How would you like your life to be this spring?  What seeds have you planted this winter that need to be nourished into bloom?  Join us as we write and create our visions for the rest of 2013.  We will use some meditation, creative execises, music and movement (optional) to unleash our spirit yearnings.  Bring a notebook and any symbol of spring or your soul to place in the center circle.

  Saturday, April 17
  1 - 4pm
  Facilitator:  Kaya Kotzen
  An Evening with Shakespeare
featuring The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Enjoy an evening performance showcasing the Bard's famous love scenes and sonnets.  The family friendly show will be performed by actors from The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company!  The perfomance will be followed by a traditional Women Writing for (a) Change writing and discussion circle. 
 Tuesday, April 16
  6 - 8:30pm
  Facilitator:  Casey Frazee

'Tis the Season!


Join Shelley Graff as we sing back the warm air, the budding flowers, and the gentle rains in this sweet time of renewal and rebirth.  During this year's Singing In Sacred Circle, we will celebrate the season as we look into our sister's eyes and share voice and spirit through song. While learning short, repetitive women-centered and earth-based songs from a variety of traditions, power rises from the center of the circle as all voices create an energy that is empowering, loving, and healing. This opportunity is intended to allow women, regardless of singing experience, to share their voices in a noncompetitive, relaxed safe space. Come sing along!  Percussion instruments are welcome as well!  Please bring a journal for reflection. Also, please feel free to bring a short seasonal piece (ie. poem or chant) for sharing.



Saturday, March 30th, 12:30-3:30 

 $10 suggested donation   


This event is held at WWfaC in Partnership with Women's Way of OH/KY




Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy

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.  A 3rd retreat for those interested in opening an affiliate site in another city will be held in August.   

Upcoming free informational sessions will be:
            March 9,  1:30-3:30 pm 
            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 do not hesitate to contact Mary Pierce Brosmer, at  [email protected].




Reiki Level 1  

with Linda Neumaier, Tess Olsen and Elizabeth Tait


Co-learners will attain knowledge of the body's energy system; gain awareness of energy healing of the physical body of self and others; receive a Level 1 attunement and be able to give and receive physical proximity healing energy through hands-on or light touch.


Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7

1 - 4pm



Registration deadline March 29


Please note:  You must attend both sessions to get your certificate of completion.




Reiki Share  

with Linda Neumaier, Tess Olsen and Elizabeth Tait 


Reiki Share is a time for anyone attuned to Levels I, II or III to come together to give and receive Reiki.  We are thrilled to have live music for the share from Nancy Bick Clark, an accomplished professional harpist.  Nancy has studied Reiki and infuses her beautiful music with a subtle healing energy.  Join us for an afternoon of relaxation, rejuvenation and healing.


Sunday, April 7

1 - 4pm



Registration deadline March 29