Women Writing for (a) Change
November 5, 2013



Ever find yourself overwhelmed by the desire for something new, something different in your life?  Pay attention to that "itch" and explore the roots of your desire for change. 

In This Issue 


YW Saturday Session
Congrats to CFLA Grads
Photos from A Taste of
   Wine and Art
Kroger Rewards Re-Enroll
Rusty Ball Tickets
Book Club is Back
Friday Salon
New Look Coming Soon
Journaling Your Way
 Through the Holidaze

More Class Offerings

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Time to Re-Enroll!  


Even if you have signed up in the past, all members must re-enroll in the Kroger Rewards Program to continue supporting WWf(a)C.


Click HERE for simple   instructions.     


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

Buying tickets for the Rusty Ball on Nov. 9?

Please choose WWf(a)C as your beneficiary organization when you purchase tickets online at:  http://www.therustyball.com/
Book Club is Back!

Join us on the first Sunday of each month from 3-5 pm at WWf(a)C for a book discussion.  Our selections will explore the theme "Fiction and Memoir for Writers."

December Selection:
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls

December 1, 2013
3-5 pm

The Book Group follows the processes used at WWf(a)C, to offer an intentional circle using both writing and conversation to broaden and deepen our understanding of each book. We will explore the obvious and not-so-obvious places where we discover, or in some cases the characters themselves discover, the conscious-feminine. We will also discuss plot, structure, voice and narrative, and which of these enabled us on our journey with these characters and story. 

2014 dates: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4

There is no charge for the Book Club, but please REGISTER ONLINE

Friday Salons

Next Salon: November 15th
6:30 pm - potluck
7pm- discussion begins

"The Creative Process
across Art Forms"

"When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work.  I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw.  She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?" ~Howard Ikemoto 

What is your creative process? 

Facilitator, Diane Debevec often claims that she is a visual artist who loves to write.  Join her for this next salon as she leads a conversation about the creative process.  If you are a creator, an artist, a dabbler of any type, please consider bringing a piece of your work along!

$5 Suggested Donation

Salons are sponsored by Women's Way of OH/KY

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

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YW Fall Workshop
"Honoring Our Emotions" 

Saturday, November 9



Young Women, grades 10-12, are invited to  attend this Saturday workshop.  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.
Facilitators:  Andrea Nichols & Mindy Flask

Cost:  $179   

More Information and Register 

Congratulations to Our New
CFLA 2013 Graduates!

L-R Standing: Rohrer, Lambert, Novak, Pugliano, Mendenhall, Hess, Wolfe, Pranikoff, Schmidt, Brosmer (Lead Facilitator).
Debevec (Facilitator Assistant)

The Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy, 2013


"CFLA is about leadership, and about facilitating, but it is also more. I have learned so much through the readings, teachings and writings, and from being part of the community that is CFLA: self-awareness without self-absorption, presence with intention, transparency with courage, fervor with temperance. I have a sense of peace and purpose, what a gift."

~Laurie Lambert, CFLA 2013  


On November 2nd, 2013, nine women will graduate from the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA), in a ceremony to be held at 6906 Plainfield Road. CFLA is an evolution of the Feminist Leadership Academy (FLA), a program of Women Writing for (a) Change, that certifies individuals to teach and lead using the principles and practices of WWf(a)C. Since 2004, 54 women have graduated from the FLA; this year's class brings the number to 63...

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Publishing Event This Weekend
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
$35 per seat


Topics include: Polishing Your Manuscript, Designing Your Book Cover, Publishing Your Book, and Marketing Your Book 




For more information about Beyond the Trees, LLC, please visit their website.      


  A Fun Taste of Wine and Art
Thanks to all who shared the fun at A Taste of Wine and Art on October 19!  In addition to those who attended, special appreciation goes to our volunteers and those who donated to the event or to the silent auction.  Everyone together made for a highly successful evening!  Here are a few photos from the event taken by Jeff Smith:


New Look - Coming Soon!
Changes are coming to WWf(a)C's
online and print publications!

Our website and newsletter will soon feature our new logo and a sparkling new format.

Watch for news of the launch date!

We are also pleased to have a new brochure!


A huge THANK YOU to Jean Beirise, who designed our new tri-fold brochure!  Jean took on this project as a volunteer.  We are most appreciative of all her hard work and extremely delighted with the results.  Please take a look the next time you are in the building!


 Class Offerings

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




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      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    



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 WWf(a)C explores creative ways to reach writers challenged by life's commitments.


Ongoing from November 1 - 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)



           COMING WINTER, 2014                        
Creating a Healthy Lifestyle with Journaling
Facilitator:  Dawn Koch
Saturdays, January 11 - February 1, 1:00 - 1:30pm
Winter SoulCollage Circle
Facilitator:  Sara Pranikoff
Fridays, January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21
So You Want to Write Fiction? II
Facilitator:  Marisa Becker
Saturdays, January 11 - February 1, 2:00 - 5:00pm