Newsletter - January 31, 2014 

An Invitation to Write
How do you view Winter? 
Is the chilly weather a blessing or...not so much?  Try writing a poem or essay using snow, ice, frigid temperatures, or the warm glow of a fireplace as metaphors for the deeper stirrings in your soul this time of year.


In This Issue
Thank You to our Donors
Spotlight on Karen Novak
2nd Annual V-Day Event
Young Women's Winter Programs Begin Soon!
Exciting April Poetry Series
FREE Book Discussion Group
Saturday Salons
Class Schedule 


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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:
Fiction and Memoir for Writers
Our book discussion group 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 Selections:


by Alice McDermott
March 2, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Saturday Salons

Salons occur on the first and third Friday OR Saturday 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 Salons: 
Saturday, Feb. 1
"Game Night With Music"  
Saturday, Feb. 15
"Troubadours of Devine Bliss"

Salons typically include

a potluck at 6:30pm and  discussion/performance

at 7pm.  

Suggested donation is $5.

For questions, email:  [email protected]

or call 513-923-1414


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

Many Thanks to our Supporters
You Truly Make the Difference!  

It is with much gratitude and appreciation that we recognize all who made gifts to Women Writing for (a) Change in the last quarter of 2013. Your gifts help fill the gap between tuition and the actual cost of running our programs which celebrate the individual voice through the art of writing. With your support, each semester women and young women find circles in which writing is valued as a form of self-expression and self-discovery. Your gifts help make this happen. Thank you!


For the listing of gifts received between 10/1/2013 and 12/31/2013, click HERE.
Who's Who
at Women Writing for (a) Change

Spotlight on: Karen Novak

Karen is one of nine graduates of the 2013 Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA), a program held this past summer which certifies individuals to teach and lead using the principles and practices of WWf(a)C.  She will be offering her first class this winter,  Writing Into Wellness, which begins February 18th. There will also be a FREE Sampler for this class on Feb. 4th at 2 pm.
To read an essay of Karen's reflections on her experience at the 2013 CFLA, please follow this  link.
WWf(a)C Presents Our 2nd Annual V-Day Event - February 14, 2014

graphic-heart.gif A benefit reading of A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer:  Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls Edited by Eve Ensler

*Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati YWCA Battered Women's Shelter 
Young Women's Winter Programs Begin February 9, 2014

My Voice, My Story (Girls, grades 4-7)
The Inner Life of a Writer (Teens, grades 8-10)
"Can I even explain how much has changed in me since this program had become part of my life?
...[T]he way I now live and write is because of you. The crafts and fast-writes and meditation have all been so nice and calming...this has really let me sit back and take a deep breath. I've learned during my four years with you that confiding and expressing myself to my fullest ability is a good thing. And I am no longer the girl I once was. Thank you all so much."    - Zoe, age 12
Exciting Poetry Workshops Coming in April!
To Celebrate Poetry Month, WWf(a)C is proud to offer a Co-Ed two part poetry writing series. 
Finding the Poem In It:  A Workshop of Drafting and Crafting - April 5th
with Pauletta Hansel
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Developing a Brilliant Voice - April 12th
with Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
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.


Sun, Feb 2, 1 pm

Illuminated Journaling 

(Waiting list, class is full)

Tues, Feb 4, 2 pm

FREE Sampler: Writing into Wellness 

Sun, Feb 9, 1 pm 

Girls:  My Voice, My Story

Sun, Feb 9 1 pm


Teens: The Inner Life of a Writer 

Sat, Feb 15, 12 pm


So You Want to Write Fiction 

Tues, Feb 18, 2 pm


Writing into Wellness

Fridays through March 21

(no class Feb. 7th)


Maintain Your Writer's Shape 

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

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