Newsletter - December 5, 2013

An Invitation to Write
This time of year seems to stir our memories with a vigorous spoon. The memories come served in lots of ways--sentimental, nostalgic, and full of grace, or regretful, wistful and sometimes down right disastrous! Take some time to record a memory on paper during this season.


In This Issue
Remembering Noel Pedrotty
Thank You to Outgoing
Board Members
Public Readarounds
New Website on the Way
Kroger Rewards - Re-enroll
January Book Group
Friday Salon - Field Trip Edition 
Gift Certificates Available  
A Traveler in Winter  
Class Schedule

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 Public Readarounds  
You are Invited!
Women - please join us at
the writing hall to hear from each of our Fall Semester
Core class writers who will present their pieces during our Public Readarounds. 
You may laugh or cry and you will surely be moved by the words of our class participants.
Mon, Dec. 9,   7-9:30 am
Tues, Dec. 10,  10 am-12:30 pm
Wed, Dec. 11,  7-9:30 pm
Thurs, Dec. 12, 10 am-12:30 pm  
This is a free offering
Please arrive 10 min early
Refreshments following 
Women only, please
Hope to see you there! 
  Kroger Rewards Program
Please 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!


Book Discussion Group
Our book discussion group, Fiction and Memoir for Writers, follows WWf(a)C processes to offer an intentional circle using both writing and conversation to broaden and deepen our understanding of each chosen  book.  This is a FREE offering.

Upcoming Selection:

The Light Between Oceans
by M.L Stedman
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, 3-5 pm

Friday Salons

Salons occur on the first and third Friday of each month with lively discussion, good food, and interesting activities. Salons are a great way to meet new people, share ideas, and learn new information.

Sponsored by Women's Way of OH/KY.

Next Salon:
Friday, Dec. 6th, 2013
"Field Trip Edition"
Treat Your Senses with Art and Great Food from around the World!

Meet at Myra's Dyonisus
    121 Calhoun St #1,
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Regroup at Essex Studios
2511 Essex Place 
Cincinnati, OH 45206  
Studio 130 - Diane Debevec (speaker at our last salon) 

For more information, call
 Don't miss some of our writers and friends performing in this show!

A Traveler in Winter 
with Krista Detor, Arbutus Cunningham, Wild Carrot,    Teri Foltz and friends
Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 pm 
Aronoff Fifth Third Theater
This fundraiser will help support OAR (kitties) and Katies Fund (all pets) for winter needs.  Please bring collars, pet beds, litter, food or toys to be collected in the lobby.

WWf(a)C Group Tickets:
call Bev at 513-923-1414.
*All with your group code will sit together, but you must be at the theater by 6:30.  Open seating begins at 6:45. 

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
[email protected]

In Memory of NoŽl Pedrotty

NoŽl, a regular Tuesday 
morning writer at Women Writing for (a) Change, passed away on November 5, 2013.  We remember her with these words:

The First NoŽl: Remembering NoŽl Pedrotty
by Sandy Lingo

NoŽl Pedrotty was the first "NoŽl" I ever knew. Her name evokes images of music, angels, and joy. NoŽl lived up to that lovely name. She had a halo of blonde hair, sparkling blue eyes, and a winning smile. Oh, and that laugh that was as musical as a wind chime! 


The first time we met in small group, NoŽl informed us that there were those two dotty things over the e in her name (called diaeresis, a word that is decidedly not lovely) in the nicest way, and I concluded that this was a woman who knew who she was and owned it.   

~ ~ ~
To NoŽl

by Janet Wylie 


Such an example of dignity and courage

Of strength and resolve

She smiled and laughed and loved

The written word and women writing it.

Her light and glow and presence

Bringing joy

And serious contemplation

Of why we are here

And how we help each other

To move through hardest days

And give and live and not despair

Or dwell within the open sore of self pity.

I value my experience, my luck

To have known NoŽl.  


Our deepest sympathies to the Pedrotty family.  NoŽl will always be in our hearts.
Our Heartfelt Thanks


It is with much appreciation and deep gratitude that we thank outgoing Board members
Mardee Sherman and Brittany Ballard for their two years of service in support of Women Writing for (a) Change.
Mardee Sherman
  Mardee worked tirelessly as our
  Treasurer and brought a legal
  perspective, as one of two
  attorneys on our board. 
  Brittany served as our
  ever-reliable Secretary, also
  providing sage advice from her
  own work in the nonprofit 
Brittany Ballard

  Mardee and Brittany, thank you
  for sharing your many gifts with
  WWf(a)C.  We will miss you and
  we wish both of you all the
  best. Thank you for all that you
  have given to WWf(a)C!

A New Look Coming for the New Year!


We are excited to announce WWf(a)C's new website will debut in 2014 with our new logo, redesigned graphics, more features, and an updated, easy-to-navigate format.  Here's a preview of what's to come: 

This issue of the newsletter also reflects the new look of our communications and the changes to come.
Gift certificates available for the 
Holidays -or anytime!
What if you could give someone special a gift of time for herself, a warm and welcoming community and a place where her unique voice will be heard?  You can do all this with a gift certificate from WWf(a)C!  Or, ask for one for yourself!  Available in any denomination.
Contact Heather at [email protected]
*Requests must be received by Dec. 19th
About Our Classes 
Core Classes
In our core classes, facilitators offer writing prompts and resources, and encourage participants to choose and develop their own subject matter.  Classes allow for personal writing time, sharing in large and small groups, guidance in giving and receiving useful, positive feedback, and opportunities to read aloud to an audience.
Programs for Young Women
Classes and camps use the art of writing and other arts to enhance self-esteem and build skills in creative self-expression.
Specialty Workshops
Theme-based opportunities for writers and those wishing to explore other forms of creativity in addition to writing.

Current Class Schedule

*Please click the class name for details and to Register.  Many courses run several weeks.


Sat, Jan 4,  11 amFREE Core Class Sampler
Sat, Jan 4,  1 pm
FREE Journaling Sampler
Sun, Jan 5,  3 pm
FREE Book Discussion Group
Fri, Jan 10, 10 am
Maintain Your Writer's Shape 

*This class is open to students proficient in WWf(a)C practices

Fri, Jan 10, 10 am

Soul Collage:

Honoring our Rhythms with the Medicine Wheel

*Class is Full, waiting list available

Sat, Jan 11,  1 pm
Creating a Healthy Lifestyle with Journaling
Week of Jan 13

Winter Core Classes Begin

Mon & Wed - PM,   15 week

Tues & Thurs - AM,  8 week

Sat, Jan 25,  9 am

YW Workshop:

Honoring our Emotions
*For grades 10-12

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