Women Writing for (a) Change
July 9, 2013


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This Week's Writing Prompt:

  What takes you away from doing the thing you most want to do?

WWf(a)C, A Taste of Wine and Art

Saturday, October 19th




Wine, Art, Silent Auction and Fun.

More information to follow but for now we wanted you to be sure to mark your calendar.


If you are interested in helping with the event or for further information,

please contact:


Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus


or Mardee Sherman:



More details about volunteering for this event can be found in the right hand column of this newsletter.

Poetry and Music
with Tracy Ann
Potluck at 6:30pm
Discussion begins at 7:00pm
Join us for our next salon, featuring music to get on the schedule.    

Held every first and third Friday of the month, Salons offer lively discussion, good food, and interesting activities. Salons are a great way to meet new people, share ideas, and learn new information. Suggested donation is $5 to help us continue these insightful evenings, but no one is turned away.
Bring something for the potluck--enough for yourself and a little extra for another.  We'll have time to socialize.  This is a warm, relaxed gathering of like-minded people held in partnership with Women's Way of OH/KY.
For more information, please call 




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


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 

 over $1500.00 with your support!   

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

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

 ChangeintheAir CHANGE IS IN THE AIR

The leadership at WWf(a)C has been focused on bringing you many positive changes.  Please welcome our new logo, which is on full display as a long awaited sign on the Montgomery Road side of the building! 


In addition, a brand new website is underway.  Board member Jane Pugliano and her husband Randy Weeks, owners of NetCrafters, are providing this to WWf(a)C.  We anticipate that it will be up and running within the next few months, and are excited that this new website will enhance our ability to communicate with our constituents and also provide you with better service and easier registration.  


We've had much positive feedback on recent e-newsletters which will also soon take on a new look that reflects our logo and website.  Thanks for your patience as we complete the transition!


Thanks for your patience as we complete the transition!

Join in the Fun!
An Evening of Female Comics
presented for the benefit of Women Writing for (a) Change 
Tuesday, July 30, 8:00 pm
at Go Bananas Comedy Club

Reservations and tickets are available on-line:
 Get Your Tickets Now!

For more information about our comics,
please click HERE.

Blues - Boogie - Roots Concert Series  

presented by WWf(a)C and Women's Way of OH-KY

Let's celebrate women's words through music! 
Join us for two more special concerts this summer
right here at Women Writing for (a) Change.

Click HERE to view larger flyer

August 4 - A big double night with Raison D'Etre, Emily Ash and straight from headlining the Cincinnati Blues Festival the Georgia Songbird EG Kight.

August 30 - Wild Carrot
 This Cincinnati-based, award-winning group has what it takes to please all types of folk music fans. ... with intensity as only great acoustic music can deliver.  Featuring our own Tuesday morning writer, Pam Temple!

Please see the flyer above for all the details. 

Comments from our Facebook page regarding the Troubadours of Divine Bliss show which occurred on June 28:

"Thank you Tracy Ann, thank you Troubadours, thank you Women's Way, thank you Sandy Lingo, and thanks to all who attended this evening of Divine Bliss! I believe I can speak for all who were there: a great evening of fabulous music and friends!"
Publish2Join WWf(a)C for a FREE collaborative workshop  
on Book Publishing
with Kelsey Swindler of Orange Frazer Press

Saturday, August 10
Begins 10 am
This workshop will hone in on the many paths to book publication.  Everything from paperbacks and high-end hardcovers to print-on-demand and e-books will be up for grabs. Whether you've already set your book release date or have yet to set pen to paper, you will walk away with the knowledge and resources to approach any publishing scenario with confidence. Share your input, questions, and personal experiences.  All writers are welcome!

Orange Frazer's Website:

We Need You!

The Taste of Wine and Art committee is forming for the fall fundraiser and we need volunteers  

to help and play with us.


If you want to join us you would be interested in one or more of these opportunities:

  • Want to be a part of a team that is fun and making a difference to WWfaC
  • Want to use your event planning skills to help WWfaC
  • Want to increase your fundraising and event planning skills
  • Help with securing donations for silent auction items
  • Help secure caterers and event give aways
  • Help us promote the event through social media and word of mouth marketing
  • Help at the event coordinating and welcoming guests
  • Bring a friend or two to be on the committee with you 

What you receive in return for your time and effort?  

You get to:

  • Help promote WWfaC and our mission
  • Help us assure the viability of our organization by raising needed financial resources
  • Work with a fun group of people on a fun event
  • Increase your skills in fundraising and event planning
  • You could even put this project on your resume!
A Taste of Wine and Art is scheduled for
Saturday, October 19th.
For further information please contact
Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus @ 513-785-0673
 or Mardee Sherman @ 513-520-7860


Did you miss out on our summer camps 
 for Girls and Teens? 


Due to the great success of our YW camps, we MAY offer a second camp later this summer if there is enough interest.  Please call the office at 513-272-1171 or email [email protected] for more information.

We will also offer Fall classes for girls and teens.  Stay tuned for dates to be announced soon!

For full course descriptions and how to register, visit our website.   Or click "Register for a Class" under Quick Links in the left-hand column.



Always wanted to try a class at WWf(a)C?  Now you can--for FREE!  Join us for a sampler, designed to introduce new participants to our programs and practices before committing to a Core Class. Fall Core classes begin August 27. 


Saturday, August 17

 11:00am - 12:30pm

 Facilitator:  Phebe Beiser




Explore your world through the art and practice of journaling!   


Saturday, July 27, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  Facilitator:  Dawn Koch





Always wanted to write fiction but don't know how to start?   Find out by joining a 6-week circle that will introduce you to the storytelling craft.   


Sundays, July 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11, 18,  12:30-3:30 pm 

 Facilitator:  Marisa Becker

 Open to women and men ages 16+






Divorce is a sometimes shocking, and often unwelcome, milestone.  This series is an opportunity to put your thoughts and feelings on paper and share them in a confidential, safe circle of supportive women.    


Sundays, August 4, 11, and 18, 2 - 4pm

  Facilitator:  Sally Schnieder



FALL SOUL COLLAGE CIRCLE: Reflecting on our own Hero's Journey

Created by intuitively choosing and layering images onto individual cards, your SoulCollage® deck is a tangible kaleidoscopic reflection of the "story of you" that invites you to observe the interrelatedness of parts to the whole. Each card represents an aspect of your self; your deck represents your whole self. Creating SoulCollage® cards awakens your inner resources and creates unique momentum in your life. SoulCollage is a means of conscious participation in your evolving story.   


Fridays, September 6 - November 15,  10am - 1pm

 Facilitator:  Sara Pranikoff







Please visit our website for dates and times, or to register .