Women Writing for (a) Change
September 19, 2013

Did You Know?  


We recently received some nice press in CityBeat  featuring
an interview with our
Executive Director!


Read the Article 

In This Issue 


Director's Letter

A Taste of Wine and Art  

Young Women's  

   Fall Term  

Book Club is Back 



Reiki Share  

Toni Lackner: One Act


CFLA Practicums

Power of Stories Event

Rusty Ball Tickets

Friday Salons Resume 

Writing Prompt

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Look in the mirror.  Title a piece, "You Look Good to Me," and write a letter, poem, or essay to beautiful, wonderful YOU!




Fri., Oct. 20 

6:30 pm - potluck

7 pm- discussion begins  

If you haven't visited a Friday Night Salon, come join us on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month for discussion, friendship and food!  Salons are warm, relaxed gatherings sponsored by:
Women's Way of KY/OH.
This week, we'll take a few minutes to do some fast writes about ourselves, our experiences, our lives.  Then we'll take some time to listen to those willing to share.  Discovering who we are is always surprising!

 Suggested donation $5

Please contact Bev Bowers of Women's Way of OH/KY for further details.




Come support one of our writers, Toni Lackner, as she presents her first one-act play:





September 27




Admission is FREE

Refreshments served




Some of our Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) participants are offering their practicums this fall:


Karen Novak

Conscious Feminine Process:

 Image, Story and Craft


Laurie Lambert

Writing in Nature:

The River, the Woods, the Sky 


Christie Schmidt

Eating for (a) Change


Barbara Lyghtel Rohrer

StoryDance:  Emerging from Within Through Writing and Movement


We'll keep you posted as more become available.  If you are interested in attending, please email [email protected]




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


Stop by the WWf(a)C table at this very special event!

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.






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



For our faithful supporters, please check to see that you are still registered for our Kroger card program!  Beginning in April 2013, members are required to re-register with the program.   


Click HERE for the    instructions.     


Thank you to all who have joined so far ~ your efforts are making a real difference!  So far, we have earned

 over $2100.00 with your support!



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 

 Director's Letter ~ September 2013


Dear Women Writing for (a) Change Community,


Photo by Jesse Fox, CityBeat

Sitting with my morning coffee and laptop, windows thrown wide to this 60 degree morning air, it hardly feels like early September.  This summer seems to be apologizing for the 2012 heat wave.  I accept the apology and bask in these perfect days. At 6906 Plainfield Road, we've enjoyed the summer months as a time to re-group, get organized, and do some deep cleaning.   


Have you seen our new sign? If you haven't noticed, we have a beautiful new sign prominently displayed on the Montgomery Road side of the building. It was partially funded by a federal grant through the City of Silverton. We're also hard at work on a new website, gifted to us by NetCrafters.


We had a bustling summer! Our summer camps for girls, teens and young women surged to overflowing for the first time in several years, thanks to the hard work and vision of Andrea Nichols, our Young Women's Program Director. We are offering fabulous fall classes for girls and teens, and they are already starting to fill...Continue Reading


  You Are Invited!

  Book Club is Back!

Join us on the first Sunday of each month at WWf(a)C for a book discussion.  Our selections will explore the theme "Fiction and Memoir for Writers" 


null Title for October:  

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed


Sunday, October 6

6 - 8 pm


This is a FREE offering, but please

Register On-line


 Class Offerings

Please visit our website to see the entire class schedule and full descriptions of our offerings. 



Come join us for a sample core class session. No fee, but please register to reserve your space.


Saturday, October 22

11:30am - 12:30pm

Facilitator: Sally Schneider


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 WWf(a)C class members only)



Marisa Becker offers two opportunities to experiment with storytelling and playfully engage with your imagination this fall.  Dip your toe in with So You Want to Write Fiction? or dive headfirst into National Novel Writing Month.


So You Want to Write Fiction?

Saturdays, September 28, October 5, 12, & 19

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Facilitator:  Marisa Becker


(Open to women, men and young adults, 16+)  


National Novel Writing Month Challenge!

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.



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





"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



Special Programs

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

Cost: $25


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