Women Writing for (a) Change
AUGUST 7, 2013
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Open House!

Saturday, August 24, 2013  
10am - 2pm

WWf(a)C will host an Open House as part of Community Arts Center Week, which is sponsored by ArtsWave. 

Stop in to hear some readings from women and girls, sample a writing circle, gather information, and enjoy some refreshments in our welcoming space.  If you've always wondered what this place is all about - this is a great opportunity for you to check us out!    Open to the public.  No reservations required.

If you have any questions, please call at 513-272-1171.

We'd love to see you there!

This Week's Writing Prompt:

Visited a farmer's market or roadside stand this summer?  Write about how that bag of peaches or ripe tomatoes engaged your senses.  What emerged from your experiences with these summer wonders?


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:




For details on how you can help with this fun event, please click HERE.
concertseriesBlues-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 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!"

The Friday Salons, sponsored by Women's Way of OH/KY are on hiatus the rest of the summer, but will resume in the Fall - keep your eye on the newsletter for future details. 
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

ComicTYThank You, Female Comics!

Supporters of WWf(a)C had a fun and hilarious evening at the high energy benefit performance of An Evening of Female Comics.  The evening of non-stop laughter brought in $2120 for our organization, thanks to nine local women comics who donated their time and energy for the event.  We are grateful to Teri Foltz, who organized the performance again this year, to emcee Sweett Biscut and to performers Angie Dallas, Carla Brittain, Célèste Brott; Ally Bruener, Kristen Lundberg, Molly Stephens and Eileen Tull. Many, many thanks to our comics and to all of you who laughed with us and supported the event!
Kristen Lundberg is shown below at left
*Kristen Lundberg

Angie Dallas

Lots of Laughter!

To see a few more photos from this event,  
please click HERE
This June Sandy Lingo, Teri Foltz and Claudia Kasvin,
all of whom participate in WWf(a)C's Tuesday morning core class, attended the 2013 Iowa Summer Writing Festival at the University of Iowa. Each of them signed up for a different five-day, intensive workshop: Sandy in composing memoir, Teri in playwriting and Claudia in novel writing. Read about their experience in the interview that follows


Q. What was the most valuable thing you learned as it relates to your own work? 


Sandy:  I became very aware of the multiple ways I can construct my memoirs. I typically write in chronological fashion, but I learned sophisticated structures that will tell my stories clearly but make them more interesting to readers. I also learned the parameters of memoir. For example, I learned it is necessary and acceptable to imagine dialogue that I can't remember verbatim. I realized how important it is to go beyond documentation; the reader wants to know what I learned and how I made sense of the experience-not just the "what," but the "so what."


Teri:  The playwriting workshop gave me great confidence-which I needed. I learned there are so many ways to write a play and that I wasn't taking the easy way out, which was what I feared. I also learned the subtle differences between the way we write and the way characters talk. Dialogue in a play rarely includes adjectives!


Claudia: Echoing Sandy's comments, I found the workshop on structure to be extremely valuable since this is a topic I specifically wanted help with.  If I came away with anything that will help me make progress, it is that in novel writing "chronology is your friend!"  I also learned how to design the structure pictorially.  Diagrams are just as useful as outlines and give you scope to play around and make new connections with the material...   Continue Reading 

 Join WWf(a)C for a FREE collaborative workshop  
on Book Publishing 
with Kelsey Swindler of Orange Frazer Press

Saturday, August 10
Begins 10 am

 Just a few openings remain - register now!

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:

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




Write in a community of women using a proven process that creates a safe space for individuals to develop their own voices and to have their words heard and honored.  


Fall core classes are offered as 8 or 15-week sessions.


Tuesday AM - Session I - (8 wk) 

August 27 - October 15, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Facilitator:  Sally Schneider



Thursday AM - Session I - (8 wk) 

August 29 - October 17, 10:00 - 12:30pm

Facilitator:  Phebe Beiser



Monday PM - (15 wk) 

September 9 - December 16, 7:00 -  9:30pm

Facilitator:  Sally Schneider



Wednesday PM - (15 wk) 

September 4 - December 18, 7:00 - 9:30pm

Facilitator:  Diane Debevec



Tuesday AM - Session II - (8 wk) 

October 29 - December 15, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Facilitator:  Sally Schneider



Thursday AM - Session II - (8 wk) 

October 24 - December 19, 10:00 - 12:30pm

Facilitator:  Phebe Beiser






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






Support and motivation are two of the most important tools for creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Join this supportive group of women, each with their own individual goals for wellness.  Get motivated and commit yourself to creating healthy changes in your life with inspirational writing prompts, lively discussions, recipe shares, fitness suggestions, and an abundance of guidance and support in a non-judgmental environment. All are welcome, no matter where you are on your journey or what your individual goals may be.  Begin to change your life one day at a time; one page at a time!  


Suggested (but not required) text: The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron.  We will also be looking at a number of other texts, blogs, articles, and websites dealing with health, fitness, weight-loss, emotional eating, and more.  


Saturdays, September 7 - 28

 10:00am - 12:30pm

 Facilitator:  Dawn Koch



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 (every other), September 6 - November 15

 10am - 1pm

 Facilitator:  Sara Pranikoff