Women Writing for (a) Change

May 15, 2013  
Upcoming Programs at a Glance
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 5/19 - Book Club

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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!   


Our 2nd Annual




Once again

at Go Bananas Comedy Club

July 30, 2013

Doors open at 7pm

Show starts at 8pm

$20 admission






BookClubBook Club 

Sunday, May 19

3 - 5pm


Women Writing hosts a free book club the last Sunday of the month.  Diane Debevec and Christine Schiff will lead the group using WWF(a)C practices.  You'll have the opportunity to do some writing, so bring paper and pen.  This is a free offering


 May Selection: 

The Lake of Dreams

by Kim Edwards



 SalonFriday Night Salon


May 17

Potluck at 6:30pm

Salon discussion at 7pm


Paulette Meyer will present "Minding the Light Within:  The Quaker Peacemaking."


Paulette is a long-standing symbol for peace and wisdom in the Cincinnati area.  She has been worked with children and adults using music to share her wisdom.  Come and enjoy an evening with Paulette!


Our Salons are held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, for enlightening discussion and for finding community in our wonderful space.  Suggested donation of $5 helps us continue these insightful evenings, but no one is turned away. 


For more information call:



Paulette's website 



Women Writing for (a) Change is supported in part by

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


Women Writing for (a) Change is proud and pleased to announce the 2013 graduates of our Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy:

Hannalee Goldman, Maddie Henke, Jaye Johnson,  
Olivia Linn, Sarah Smith, and Emily Sullivan!  
These six courageous young women, ages 14 through 18, worked together closely to complete this intensive course in conscious feminism and leadership. 
Congratulations to all our 2013 YWFLA participants 
and leaders!  

To read the full article about this program and these accomplished young women, please click HERE
Artswave Logo ArtsWave Supports
YWWf(a)C Summer Camps
for Girls and Teens
WWf(a)C has received a grant from ArtsWave to partially support the Young Women Writing for (a) Change Summer Camp Programs!  These camps for girls and teens use the art of writing and other modes of artistic expression to enhance self-esteem, develop skills in creative self-expression and build community.  Girls and teens receive support to develop their writing, as well as the opportunity to participate in other fun activities.
Offerings include:
Grades 4 -6,  June 10-14
Grades 7 - 9,  June 17-21
Grades 10 -12,  June 24-28

All camps are a week long and hours are 9am - 4pm.

Camps are filling up quickly - Register today!



"The several week-long summer writing retreats I participated in were among the most enjoyable, creative and productive weeks of my life!  I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a chance to go deeper, focus, and return refreshed."
~Diane Debevec

Join Mary Ann Jansen for a spacious week of writing and renewal in lovely Oldenburg, Indiana at the
Oldenburg Franciscan Retreat Center.  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.  This is an opportunity to go deep with a project, or to start something you've been imagining anew.  For more details, please view the retreat flyer.
Date of Retreat:  July 14 - 20, 2013
Cost: $630 all inclusive
Facilitator:  Mary Ann Jansen

Register on-line
Our 8-week Core Classes for summer begin soon, focusing on writing in, and building a community.  Writers explore their own writing styles, and request the feedback they want based on their own motives and intentions.  The process creates a safe space for women to develop their own voices ant to have their words heard and honored without judgment.
Summer Term - 8-week courses - $249
Tuesdays, June 4 - July 30
10am - 12:30pm     
Facilitator:  Sally Schneider
Wednesdays, June 5 - July 31
7 - 9:30pm
Facilitator:  Diane Debevec

Thursdays, June 6 - August 1
10am - 12:30pm
Facilitator:  Phebe Beiser           


Have you ever wanted to try meditation?  Have you ever 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? 
Then join us for 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 mindfulness, compassion and acceptance.  Bring a journal and a cushion, if you have one.
Saturday, May 18
10am - 1pm
Facilitator:  Phebe Beiser
Fee - $35



Join us for a day of reconnection and renewal through Touch Drawing and SoulCollage!  We will begin the day giving form to our inner stories with SoulCollage.  After lunch we will explore the wonderful world of touch drawing, a process in which the pressure of one's fingertips on the backside of inked paper is used to create a free-flowing series of prints.  It is both an art and a gentle form of self-inquiry.


Friday, July 12

10am - 4pm

Facilitators:  Sara Pranikoff and Diane Debevec



*Includes art materials and a simple healthy lunch.  Recommended for those with some familiarity with the SoulCollage process, though this is by no means essential.  

Explore your world through the art and practice of journaling!   This workshop will bring together different forms of journaling for a bit of exploration and a lot of fun.  Using writing prompts, art materials, crafting supplies, and journaling techniques, participants will be given the opportunity to explore journaling and its many uses, paths, and forms.  This one-day class will open the door to creativity and experimentation, will bring some fun into journaling, and will provide participants with a number of ideas, techniques, and tools.  

Saturday, June 22
9:30 am - 12:30pm
Facilitator: Dawn Koch
 WWf(a)C will once again offer leadership training for those interested in deepening their understanding of Conscious Feminine Leadership.  Two week long retreats will be led by Mary Pierce Brosmer at Grailville on June 14-21, and again on July 16-26.  A third retreat will be held in August for those interested in opening an affiliate site in another city.
If you are interested in this training, contact Mary Pierce Brosmer
at [email protected] or Diane Debevec at