In This Issue
New Specialty Classes
Young Women's Fall
Wine and Art Event
Toni Lackner: One Act
Power of Stories Event
Rusty Ball Tickets
Wild Carrot in
Fall is a time of transition, of endings and beginnings. Vacations end and school starts; warm weather cools ad summer's greens and blues give way to autumn's rich golds, oranges, ad reds.
*Reflect on a time in your life when you were going through a transition from one phase of your life to the next and write about it.
A TASTE OF
WINE AND ART
Saturday, October 19th
Wine, Art, Silent Auction and Fun.
More information to follow.
If you are interested in helping with the event or for further information,
Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus
or Mardee Sherman:
For details on how you can help with this fun event, please click HERE
FRIDAY SALONS RESUME
Fri., Sept. 6
6:30 pm - potluck
7 pm- discussion begins
"Pull up a Chair"
For Story Telling of Summer
We will be sitting around the bonfire (small candle) on the table. So bring along a good story or poem or photo of your summer.
As adults we sometimes
forget how much fun it is to listen to friends talk about their summer. Bring your listening ears and your talkin' lips! This will be a great time for conversation and sharing. If we have a large crowd we will go with the 5 min. rule.
I will bring the hook.
Please contact Bev Bowers of Women's Way of OH/KY for further details.
CHECK THIS OUT!
Friday, Sept. 27th
Toni Lackner, a long-time class participant at
WWf(a)C, invites you to join us at Women Writing for (a) Change for a staged reading of her first one-act play:
A PERFECT DAY FOR A SLUSH
Admission is FREE
Some of our Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) participants are offering their practicums this fall:
Conscious Feminine Process:
Image, Story and Craft
Writing in Nature:
The River, the Woods, the Sky
We'll keep you posted as more become available. If you are interested in attending, please email [email protected]
EVENT OF INTEREST
The Power of Stories: Personal History and Self-Publishing Expo
presented by Beyond the Trees, LLC
Saturday, October 19
9:30 - 4
Crowne Plaza Cincinnati Blue Ash
Beyond the Trees, LLC publishes our Project Connect and Young Women's Anthologies.
They will be presenting a self-publishing workshop at WWf(a)C in November, 2013. See the right side column of this newsletter for more details, or visit www.womenwriting.org.
Hear Me, See Me:
Incarcerated Women Write
edited by Marybeth Christie Redmond and Sarah W. Bartlett
To learn more, visit http://writinginsidevt.com/
RUSTY BALL 2013
Planning to attend the Rusty Ball on November 9, 2013?
If so, please use the following link to purchase your tickets on behalf of Women Writing for (a) Change!
Click Here for Tickets
| From Our Founder
Founder's Circle: Feeding the Roots
~ Mary Pierce Brosmer
Women Writing for (a) Change
For fifteen years the view from my study centered on an elm tree, not old growth, but a tree of at least a century. I woke up this morning remembering the deep feeding process we invested in to keep the tree alive and healthy, especially during years of drought. An elm which had survived the blight which claimed so many, if not most, varieties of elms seemed very much worth our investment of money and attention.
You see where I'm going with this, of course. Those of you who have invested in the Founder's Circle have been feeding the root system of Women Writing for (a) Change at a time of particular drought in our short history of twenty-one years, and I am so grateful for your companionship in keeping our variety, a depth variety to be sure, alive and healthy...Continue Reading
New Class Offerings
Please visit our website to see the entire class schedule and full descriptions of our offerings.
COMING SOON - REGISTER NOW
Creating a Healthy Lifestyle
Begins Sept. 7th
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. Begin to change your life one day at a time; one page at a time!
NEW FOR FALL
~ WRITING IN COMMUNITY WITH STARFIRE! Starfire U and Women Writing for (a) Change will be collaborating again this fall with a 6-week writing adventure! New supporters as well as current and former Starfire students and supporters are invited to join this circle.
Mondays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21
10 - 11:30 am
Facilitator: Katherine Meyer
Please email Katherine for more information:
~ MAINTAIN YOUR WRITER'S SHAPE
Looking to sustain or jump-start your writing practice? Join us Friday mornings, for a focused, one-hour, facilitator-led writing circle. This one-hour circle is a new format as WWfaC explores creative ways to reach writers challenged by life's commitments.
Fridays, September 6 - November 22
10:00am - 11:00am
Facilitator: Annette Wick
$12/class or $55 for a 5 - week pass
Requirement: Past or current members of WWfaC only.
~ SO YOU WANT TO WRITE FICTION?
"I have always wanted to try writing fiction, but I'm not sure how to start." Does this sound like you?
Over four Saturday afternoons, beginners and dabblers in fiction-writing will discuss, explore and experiment with the building blocks of storytelling. Engage your imagination with brainstorming techniques and exercises in plot structure, character development, dialogue, and description with plenty of opportunities to share.
Saturdays, September 28, October 5, 12, & 19
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Facilitator: Marisa Becker
Open to women, men and young adults (16+)
~ MEDITATION AND WRITING
Ever wanted to try meditation? 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.
Saturday, October 12
10:00am - 1:00pm
Facilitator: Phebe Beiser
~ National Novel Writing Month Is Here Again!
Join enthusiastic fiction writers as we plunge headlong into the novel-writing process during the month of November. National Novel Writing Month is a fun, adventurous way to smash right through writer's block and continue in a crazed marathon sprint to the finish line.
Sundays, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1
10:00am - 1:00pm
No Class on November 24 - Thanksgiving weekend
Facilitator: Marisa Becker
Young Women's Fall Programs
Our young women's 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.
GIRLS (GRADES 4 - 7)
The theme for this 6-Week Girls' Class will be "Courage to Be Kind. Everyday we are faced with decisions. We can decide to be kind or to act mean or to whimper in the face of someone else who is mean to us.
In this class, we will consider these options and write in private journals to help us create the lives we want to lead.
Sundays, September 29 - November 3
2:00pm - 5:00pm
TEENS (GRADES 8 - 10)
Teens can discover (and voice!) their authentic selves during this 6-week session. There will be opportunities to engage in writing, art-making, meditation, and yoga. Through this exploration, young women will become more confident in their writing voices, bodies, and move closer to their own personal truths.
Sundays, September 29-November 3
2:00pm - 5:00pm
YOUNG WOMEN'S FALL WORKSHOPS (GRADES 10 - 12)
"Honoring Our Emotions"
This workshop series will focus on "Honoring Our Emotions." We will use Eve Ensler's text We Are Emotional Creatures to inspire writing about our own intuitions and passions. We will use personal journals, poetry and story telling to explore how our intuition is interconnected with our emotions and how they lead us to our true passions in life.
Saturdays, November 9, January 25, and April 12
Facilitators: Andrea Nichols & Mindy Flask
FIRST DRAFT TO FIRST SALE:
Self-Publishing Your Book - 4 Steps to Success
Presented by Kristine Woodworth and Jennifer Sauers
of Beyond the Trees, LLC
Saturday, November 9, 10 am-12pm
Topics include: Polishing Your Manuscript, Designing Your Book Cover, Publishing Your Book, and Marketing Your Book
It is said that everyone has at least one book inside them. If you have written, or thought about writing a novel, memoir, poetry collection or cookbook, join local independent publishing advisors Kristine Woodworth and Jennifer Sauers to learn how easy it can be to turn your work into a published book. Whether it's just for the family or to sell to the world, you'll get step-by-step instructions on taking your work from first draft to a published book, and even your own listing on Amazon.com.
For more information about Beyond the Trees, LLC, please visit their website.
Sunday October 20, 1-4pm
Reiki Share is a time for anyone attuned to Level I, II, or III to come together to give and receive Reiki. Please join us for an afternoon of relaxation, rejuvenation and healing.
Special Live Music: Nancy Bick Clark, Celtic harpist
Facilitators: Linda Neumaier, Tess Olson, Elizabeth Tait
More Information and Registration