Women Writing for (a) Change

March 19, 2013
Congratulations to  
Emily Sullivan!
 Emily Sullivan, a WW student and participant in the Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy has won 1st place in the regional finals of the 2013 National Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the English Speaking Union. 

The finals were held on March 2 at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  Emily will go to New York to compete in the national finals at Lincoln Center on April 22 along wtih 60 other regional finalists from around the country. 

Go Emily!
Upcoming Calendar at a Glance
3/19, 3/21 - Spring Term Core
                   Classes Begin
3/25 - Book Club

3/30 - Spring Sing with Shelly Graff

4/6&7- Reiki Level 1

4/7 - Reiki Share
4/13 - Rest, Renew and Reveal

4/14 - SWAN Day 2013

4/16 - An Evening with 
4/26 - V-Day Event

4/27 - Spring Awakening
Quick Links




You must re-enroll online during April to participate in the 2013 program to which Kroger has dedicated $4 million to assist local organizations.

Enroll Now!  
You can support WWf(a)C just by swiping your Kroger plus card when you shop for groceries! In the past year, we have earned $1564.93 with this program


Thank you to all who have joined  

so far, your efforts are making  

a real difference!   


You may also visit the Customer Service desk at any Kroger location for assistance

in enrollment.  

SWAN Day is coming!
~Support Women Artists Now~
in partnership with
Women's Way of OH/KY

Sunday, April 14 

1 - 6pm, doors open

at 12:30pm

$20 Suggested donation 


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 will be available.

For more information about the history of SWAN Day, please visit www.womenarts.org


V-Day Event:
Until the Violence Stops

 Friday, April 26
6:30 - 9:00 pm
$10 Suggested donation
Join us for this important V-Day event, as we gather to learn more about the growing V-Day movement, while supporting local efforts to help
victims of abuse. 

The evening will begin with a screening of the documentary film "Until the Violence Stops" featuring Eve Ensler.
A discussion led by Diane Debevec will follow.

All proceeds will benefit
Women Helping Women

For more information about the V-Day movement, please visit

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

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

Young Women Writing for (a) Change is pleased to announce our 18th consecutive
summer camp program!
  We will use the art of writing and
  other modes of artistic expression to
  enhance self-esteem and build skills
  in creative self-expression.
  Programs are designed to help
  strengthen girls' authentic voices,
  develop their ability to speak out
  through writing and direct interaction,  
  and deepen their belief in their own 
  creative intelligence.

All camps are week-long, full day camps (9am - 4pm):

Grades 4 - 6,  June 10 - 14

Grades 7 - 9,  June 17 - 21
Grades 10-12, June 24 - 28

Cost:  $269

**Sign up by April 2nd to receive a $20 discount! 

'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


$10 suggested donation   


This event is held at WWfaC in Partnership with

Women's Way of OH/KY




 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
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
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
Celebrate Parent's Day with Writing

This unique inter-generational writing workshop will observe both Mother's Day and Father's Day through writing, discussion and sharing. Participation is encouraged for people at any stage of life and from all writing skill levels. Writing skills are not required to attend; simply an intention to continue growing the special relationship between parents and children. Mentors, Godparents, and/or other parental figures are welcome to attend with those you mentor and support.  Snacks and beverages are provided.

Sunday, May 5
1 - 3:30 pm
Facilitator:  Casey Frazee

*Please register by April 28



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 session will be:
                        April 13,  10:00-12:30 pm

You are welcome to attend!
(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 

Friday, May 3
Friday Salons resume! 
Rev. Louisa Dyer will be our guest

Sunday, May 5
Celebrate Parent's Day with Writing

Tuesday, May 14
Free Core Class Sampler

Saturday, May 18
Meditation and Writing

Wednesdays, May 1 - 29
Exploring Dream Language


Please check www.womenwriting.org for all the details about these wonderful programs beginning in May, 2013. 

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