Women Writing for (a) Change

April 23, 2013


We cordially invite you
to join us as we celebrate
 the words of women!

Spring 2013 Core Class
Public Readarounds

Tues, April 30th - 10am - 12:30
Thurs, May 2nd - 10 am - 12:30 pm

Mark your calendars now!  You are welcome to attend one or all.  Please arrive 10 minutes before starting time and enjoy refreshments afterwards! 

This invitation is for Women only.   

Save the Date!

Our 2nd Annual
 Night of Female Comics
will once again be held at
Go Bananas Comedy Club.
Prepare to LOL
 July 30, 2013.
Watch for details in an upcoming newsletter !  
Upcoming Calendar at a Glance
4/26 - V-Day Event

4/27 - Book Club meets

4/30 - Public Readaround

your Kroger Plus Card!
5/1 - Exploring Dream Language begins

5/2 - Public Readaround

5/3 - Return of Friday Salons!

5/5 - Celebrate Parent's Day with Writing

5/17 - Friday Salon

5/18 - Meditation and Writing
Quick Links

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, April 28, 3-5pm,
when we'll be discussing
The Descendants
by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Coming up for May:
In the Lake of Dreams
by Kim Edwards
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Friday Salons are set to resume beginning May 3 with a return appearance by Rev. Louisa Dyer.

Join us for another evening which will Focus on Personal Spiritual Connection. Rev. Dyer is a Metaphysical Minister, Author & Life Coach with a Masters in Holistic Psychology & 27 years of counseling experience.  She currently has a local radio show on WAIF 88.3, Weds. 1-3 EST. Louisa has a National Audience and lucky for us she lives in our great city!  http://louisadyer.com/

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Coming up May 17th, Paulette Meier will be presenting "Minding the Light within: The Quaker Peacemaking."


Paulette is a long standing symbol for Peace and Wisdom in our Cincinnati area.  She has been involved with working with children and adults using music to share her wisdom.  Come and enjoy an evening with Paulette! http://www.lessonsongs.com/ 
 Potlucks at 6:30
Salon discussions at 7PM.  

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Friday Salons are sponsored by WWf(a)C and Women's Way. 

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

Women Writing for a Change is supported in part by:
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Supporting and celebrating local women artists! 
  by Diane Debevec
Presented by Women's Way of OH/KY and WWf(a)C, the 3rd annual Swan Day on April 14 began with a talk by our founder, Mary Pierce Brosmer, about the importance of honoring creativity in the lives of all women.  This warm day of connection and appreciation left all who participated smiling and fulfilled.
Photo by Sue Gallup
Local musicians Raison d'Etre, Jamie Fota & Paulette Meier, and Kim Gerholdt  had our audience laughing, crying and on our feet dancing!
Photo by Heather Snyder
Writers from the WWF(A)C community delivered laugh-out-loud humor in their readings.  Thanks to Christy Schmidt, Sandy Lingo, Glenetta Blair Drause, Ned Sneed, Antonia Glosby, Tricia Kennedy and Peggy Mosher for all the funny business!
K. Kurak Fabric Art
Visual artists included: multi-media artists Bonnie Peavey, Polly Hart and Lisa Scherra; photographer Kat McKay;  and fabric artist Karen Kurak.  A Soul Collage display and an opportunity to experience Touch Drawing were provided by Sara Pranikoff.  
B. Peavey Art Display
 Choreographer Diane Germaine read her poem, "Green Girl", with dancer Michelle Bump-Morano performing.  Books for sale by local authors included:  Boys on the Rock by JoAnn Queenan; Breaking Through Concrete by Marifan Korb; I'll Be in the Car by Annette Wick; and Women Writing for (a) Change: A Guide for Creative Transformation by Mary Pierce Brosmer.    
We learned that art makes you hungry! 
Thanks to Sandy Lingo for providing an abundance of delicious food. 
 We hope to see you next year to celebrate
SWAN Day 2014! 

Help WWfaC Earn $$ When you Buy Groceries!

Many thanks to all who have supported WW through the Kroger Rewards program!

At this time, supporters who have previously enrolled (prior to April 1, 2013) will have to
re-enroll by April 30, 2013.

For instructions on how to re-enroll or to sign up for the first time, please click HERE. 

Celebrate Parent's Day with Writing
with Casey Frazee

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, $15/$20

*Please register by April 28
Meditation and Writing
with Phebe Beiser

Have you ever wanted to try meditation? Have you meant to do a regular practice yet resisted time after time? Are you familiar with the thoughts (monkey mind) that intrude when attempting peaceful moments?


Phebe Beiser, WWfaC core class facilitator, understands and will facilitate several short sitting periods interspersed with journaling. We will experience how much these two practices--writing and meditation--have in common and how they can enhance one another.

Themes will include writing, journaling, meditation, mindfulness, compassion, acceptance.
Please bring a journal for writing and a cushion for sitting, if you have one.
Saturday, May 18 
$35 pre-registration, $40 at the door

                     Exploring Dream Language
with Glo Redmond

A month of Wednesday mornings in May dedicated to creating a community of dreamers and writers sharing night visions and giving rise to words. We recall the story of the dream in images and metaphors, as well as settings, feelings, characters and color. These insights provide a rich vocabulary to take into our writing. Fusing The Haden Institute group dream process with the writing process practiced at Women Writing for (a) Change, we will journey into dream scripts. Similar to experiencing a poem and noting read back lines, those words that hold energy for you; the dream as it is told will hold energies for the dreamer and the others in the group. Our object is not to interpret the dream but to acknowledge the symbols and explore them in writing.

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
10 am - 12 pm,  $125

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 
July 14 - 20, 2013
Oldenburg Franciscan Center
Join long time Women Writing for (a) Change facilitator Mary Ann Jansen for a spacious week of writing and renewal in lovely Oldenburg, Indiana.   

Our week will follow a pattern of structured and free time, alone and together, with mornings for individual writing, afternoons for small groups and evenings for large group activities and readings.  We will allow ample space for writing, walking, dreaming, and resting.  This is an opportunity to go deep with a project, or to start something you've been imagining anew. 
Please check our website for all the details.

Space is limited, Register soon!  

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

Friday, May 17
Friday Salon with Paulette Meier

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. 

                SPECIAL EVENTS                    


  WWF(a)C is hosting its first V-Day event:


A benefit screening of the documentary film




April 26 at 6:30pm


WWF(a)C, 6906 Plainfield Road


$10 donation suggested  

Proceeds benefit Women Helping Women



at www.womenwriting.org 


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 of working to stop violence against women

 around the world.


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Violence Against Women


April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month


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