Newsletter - February 28, 2014  

An Invitation to Write
If I cleaned out my heart like I clean out my closets, I might find....

Go! Write fast for 10 minutes!

In This Issue
Thank You Netcrafters!

Spotlight on Jane Pugliano

V-Day Reprise - Mar. 14

Macy's Arts Sampler

SWAN Day 2014

Summer Camps for Girls

Summer Writing Retreat

Reds' Night with Rusty Griswolds

FREE Book Discussion Group

Next Salon:  Krista Detor


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Support WWf(a)C through your ticket purchases for:

Opening Night with

This is your chance to catch Reds baseball action, live performances by The Rusty Griswolds and a spectacular fireworks show all in one exciting night at the ballpark! The Cincinnati Reds take on the St Louis Cardinals on April 2nd at 7:10 p.m. and the Rusty Griswolds will be there performing live throughout the game. Fans can remain in their seats after the game as the popular '80s cover band performs the soundtrack for the post-game fireworks show. Great American Ball Park will be rockin' all night long!
Everyone purchasing this special offer will have the choice of sitting in front of the Rusty's stage along the first base line, or one of two additional seating levels.

Get your tickets now through this special offer, choose
WWf(a)C as your charity of choice and  $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to

Tickets must be purchased through this link: Please be sure to select
WWf(a)C from the charity drop down list on this page.

For general questions about this event, please contact
Shannon Senger at 

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 Selections:

by Alice McDermott
Sunday, March 2
4:30 - 6:30

Loving Frank
by Nancy Horan
Sunday, April 6
3:00 - 5:00 pm

  Kroger Rewards Program
Please 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!


Salons at WWf(a)C 
Sponsored by
Women's Way of OH/KY

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

Suggested donations $5.
 RSVP via email to [email protected]
or call 513-923-1414

Next Salon: 
Friday, March 21 
Krista Detor 
CD Release

6:30 pm - Doors Open
7 pm - Show Begins 

is supported  in part by: 

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Thank You Netcrafters! 

We would like to express our deep appreciation and giant debt of gratitude to Board Member Jane Pugliano and her husband Randy Weeks, for their gift of a new website to Women Writing for (a) Change! This significant and important gift provides a new face to the public, including additional information and an easy to navigate format. If you haven't seen it, please check it out at

Jane, Randy and all at Netcrafters, we are most grateful for your hard work to make this website a reality.

Thank you!

To learn more about Netcrafters, please visit their website here.
Who's Who
at Women Writing for (a) Change


Spotlight on:  Jane Pugliano 

Jane has been a core class participant at Women Writing for (a) Change since 2005 and a graduate of the 2013 Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy. She joined the WWf(a)C board in January 2013 as a way to give back to an organization that had delivered an enduring and enriching core community experience for many years. Jane is a true believer in circle practices beginning with the first time she sat in a Brownie circle. She is passionate about bringing the Women Writing for (a) Change practices she loves to any area of her life that might benefit, including her workplace at NetCrafters, a local web design and development agency. She finds the powerful listening and read-back practices utilized at Women Writing for (a) Change to be especially helpful when interacting with both customers and co-workers. 

V-Day Reprise     


Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our WWf(a)C V-Day Reprise on March 14th. Doors will open at 6:30, readings will begin at 7:00.
Five inches of snowfall caused a good bit of interference with our plans for a packed house on February 14th for V-Day.
Jori Cotton 

Be sure to take advantage of this second chance to support the YWCA Battered
Women's Shelter

Let's fill the building and help bring an end to violence against women!

Please Register here

Macy's Arts Sampler at WWf(a)C  


Come to Women Writing for (a) Change on Saturday, March 15, 11am - 4pm for an  

Open House, in conjunction with the city-wide Macy's Arts Sampler!  We will have readings from our writers and offer a variety of sampler classes including girls', women's, and co-ed circles. Tour our beautiful building, meet some of our facilitators, and enjoy refreshments in our open and inviting community!    


To learn more about the Macy's Arts Sampler weekends, follow this link

SWAN DAY 2014   

Support Women Artists Now!


Sunday,  March 30, 2014,  1 pm - 8 pm 

Women's Way of Ohio and KY & Women Writing for (a) Change once again collaborate on a celebration of local women artists!


Opening Talk by WWf(a)C Founder, Mary Pierce Brosmer at 1 pm 
Readings by WWf(a)C Writers and Open Mic

Visual Artists include: Terri Belford, Julie Keefe, Karen Kurak, Bonne Peavy, Mary Jo Sage, and Lisa Scherra

Featured Musical Performers:  Angela Minton, Raison D'Etre, Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers   

Suggested donation: $20 (sliding scale)


Summer Camps for Girls



We are proud to announce our Summer Camps,
now in their 19th year, are open for enrollment!
Our popular week-long camps for young women in grades 4-12 use the art of writing and other modes of artistic expression to enhance self-esteem and build skills in creative self-expression.  Join your peers from all around Greater Cincinnati to write and share in a non-competitive, supportive environment.

Camps run Monday through Friday,  9 am - 4 pm
June 16 - 20:    Teens (grades 7th - 9th) 
June 23 - 27:    Young Women (grades 10th-12th)
July 14 - 18:      Girls (grades 4th - 6th)

More Information and Registration 
Summer Writing Retreat for Women 

Join Women Writing for (a) Change facilitators Katherine Meyer and Diane Debevec for a spacious week of writing, rest and renewal in lovely Glendale, Ohio. Our week will follow a pattern of structured and free time, alone and together, with mornings for individual writing, afternoons for small groups and evenings for large group activities and readings.

We will allow ample space for writing, walking, art-making, dreaming, resting. This is an opportunity to go deep with a project, or to start something you've been imagining anew.

Sunday, August 3 - Friday, August 8, 2014
Download the Brochure or Register On-line
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Grounds of Transfiguration Spirituality Center - photos from their website


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


FREE Core Class Sampler  


Spring Semester Core Classes 


Maintain Your Writer's Shape 


Spring Soul Collage Series:  EMERGING 

Spring Soul Collage Series:  BLOOMING 


 Co-Ed  Poetry Workshop:  Finding the Poem in It 

Co-Ed  Poetry Workshop:  Developing a Brilliant Voice 

 Co-Ed  Poetry Workshop:  Whole Series  


NEW!  Birth Stories: A Ritual of Telling  

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH  45236  -  513-272-1171 - [email protected]