Women Writing for (a) Change
October 10, 2013



Notice a tree that you see every day, whether in your yard or on your way to work.  Pay attention to the changes it experiences during this autumn season.  How are you like the tree?


In This Issue 


Thank You to Our Donors

Congrats to Writers 

Happening Soon - A Taste  of Wine and Art!

Jaye Johnson's Poem    

November Book Club  

Young Women's Fall    


Self-Publishing Program

Reiki Share   

Friday Salons Resume 

CFLA Practicums

Power of Stories Event

Rusty Ball Tickets

Friday Salons Resume 

Writing Prompt

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 Olivia Linn
Olivia, a Wyoming senior and graduate of WWf(a)C's Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy has won a national silver medal for poetry. Her poem, "Origin," has been published in "The Best of Teen Writing of 2013."

Her poem appears on page two of this article from Cincinnati.com

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Laura Lander
Laura has recently published her memoir Chapters from the Farmhouse Journal.

Her time spent at WWf(a)C was a great inspiration for this writing!

Visit Laura's website
to learn more!



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.




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


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] 




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 

 Many Thanks to Our Supporters
You Truly Make the Difference!

We are most grateful to all who support Women Writing for (a) Change. Your gifts help make our work possible as we strive to celebrate the individual voice through the art of writing. Each semester, women and young women find communities in which writing is valued as a form of self-expression and self-discovery.  Your gifts help make this happen. Thank you!     




  You Are Invited - Only 10 Days Away!

 Silverton Mayor's Breakfast

Jaye Johnson, one of our teen writers and graduate of      YWWf(a)C's Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy was invited to open the ceremonies at the Silverton Mayor's breakfast, held September 28, 2013.  Jaye read her beautiful poem to a very appreciative audience.  


Her poem begins:


     i didn't know who i was until i was so deeply plunged into writing from my soul. i'd kept diaries and written wonderful school papers, but until women writing for a change became a part of my soul, my perspective on writing was na´ve and technical. i thought writing was meant to tell. now i know, writing is feeling. 


     when a pen is in my hand and graces the page softly, when the pain and the anger and the happiness flow from the core of my heart, mind, and body, all at once: writing is feeling. my writing is written on hundreds of surfaces-in journals, loose sheets, passed notes... written on my skin and in my hair and it is pumping through my blood, filling my body with the words that explain my existence.


     oh, how it feels when writing is coursing through your entirety. 


Continue Reading 


Thank you, Jaye, for representing Women Writing  

with your beautiful words! 

  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" 


Title for November:  

The Signature of All Things  

by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray. Love


Sunday, November 3 

**SPECIAL TIME: 3-5 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. 




JOURNALING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE HOLIDAZE: Maintaining Health and Mindfulness during the Holiday Season   

The Holidays have a way of derailing our attempts at healthy living and mindfulness.  Before the chaos of "The Holidaze" begins, take some time for yourself and learn ways to navigate your way through the holiday chaos, using your journal as a guide.  Through writing, group sharing, and discussion, participants will learn strategies for creating and keeping holiday memories, eating healthy, taking care of themselves in body and mind, and learning to be mindful in the midst of the holiday chaos.

Saturday, November 16
10 am - 1 pm
Facilitator:  Dawn Koch
$40      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    


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


TUESDAY, 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)



Join enthusiastic fiction writers as we plunge headlong into the novel-writing process.  NaNoWriMo 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. 



"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  



                                EVENT OF INTEREST

The Power of Stories:  Personal History and Self-Publishing Expo
presented by Beyond the Trees, LLC


  Saturday, October 19

9:30 am - 4 pm 


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 (see information above).