Newsletter - October 16, 2014   

An Invitation to Write

"It was the Halloween I will never forget..."


In This Issue
Phebe Beiser: Supporting What She Loves

A Taste of Wine and Art

2015 Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy

Spotlight On:
Carolyn Brookbank

Winter Retreat

Free Book Discussion Group

Anne Becker - Book Launch

Upcoming Classes


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Don't Miss It!

Wine Tasting & Food Bites
Art Showing
Silent Auction 

Saturday, October 18th
6:30 - 9 pm

Greenwich House Gallery
2124 Madison Rd, O'Bryonville

Tickets: $25 each
Purchase Online
Please note, a small processing fee is included with this option.

Tickets also available at the door, as long as they last.

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:

Not That Kind of Girl
by Lena Dunham
November 2, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 pm 

Anne Becker
Book Launch!

"But these words kept thumping through my head...'He isn't here. He hasn't come. He isn't coming'...I got exhausted waiting for Easter. When it was over, a big hole was rippped in my stomach, and I had run out of jelly beans."

WWf(a)C writer, Anne Becker announces the publication of her new book Ollie Ollie In Come Free: A Memoir of Swallowed Time

Anne says, "It is an intimate exploration of how my older siblings' deaths impacted my childhood and development into adulthood. Much of it is written in the child's voice. Most of the book was written while I participated in Women Writing for (a) Change core classes beginning in 1994. In fact, without this community I would never have dared write this memoir!

Anne invites all her writing sisters of different eras to her book launch on S
aturday, October 25, 7:00 to 10:00 pm at Women Writing for (a) Change. She will read from the book and share briefly about her writing process. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Please RSVP to: [email protected] 

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   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!


Supporting What You Love into the Future 

Our Heartfelt Thanks to Phebe Beiser! Women Writing for (a) Change has meant so much to Phebe over the years that she wants to help WWf(a)C continue to flourish and thrive for generations to come.  Phebe has shown her devotion and her hopes for the future of WWf(a)C by naming the organization as a beneficiary of her retirement plan.


"I believe it is the right thing to do, to give back. This organization has given so much to me. Donating after I am gone is one small (and easy!) way to help WWf(a)C continue to thrive."


Women Writing for (a) Change has been a part of Phebe's life for many years. Her first writing circle was in 2004, and in 2006 she completed the Feminist Leadership Academy under Mary Pierce Brosmer. Today, we are privileged to have Phebe lead our Thursday morning core class.


Phebe wants others to have these experiences for years to come. "Not only is it a place to share writing, WWf(a)C is truly a wonderful community. I have found great friends here."


"I would ask that you look within and consider all the gifts you have received from WWf(a)C. Giving any way you can (and in any amount) really helps the organization not only continue, but grow! You don't have to be rich to give. Every little bit helps."


Phebe, we are grateful for your generosity and dedication to Women Writing for (a) Change. Thank you!

Don't miss the fun--and remember that your attendance helps support our writing circles for adults and young women, and our outreach programs too!  Fundraisers and donations close the gap between tuition and the actual costs to run our programs.

Enjoy fine wines, food bites and music, in a gallery full of artwork! The evening includes a silent auction with a variety of unique baskets, premium wines, hand crafted items; services such as massages and sailing lessons; entertainment packages, including movies, plays, museums, and the Opera; and a stay at a Vermont vacation home! 

See box at left for time, location and ticket info.

Join Us!

Women Writing for (a) Change is pleased to announce our 2015 Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy!  This summer, Beth Lodge-Rigal, Director of WWf(a)C Bloomington, will lead this dynamic program which uses the WWf(a)C model to inspire and support women's growth as leaders.  Community, consciousness, and personal growth are important tenants of the program.  If you are one who holds or wishes to hold transformational space for others, this program may be right for you.  Want to learn more?  Attend one or both of the upcoming Discernment Circles with Beth Lodge-Rigal at the WWf(a)C Cincinnati location.

Discernment Circles
Thursday, October 30, 7 - 9pm
Saturday, December 13, 10am - noon
*previous graduates will also be in attendance

Learn more about CFLA
Who's Who
at Women Writing for (a) Change 

Spotlight On:  Carolyn Brookbank
Carolyn Brookbank currently facilitates the Fall Sunday series for girls at our writing center in Cincinnati.  In addition, she holds writing circles for students at Pleasant Ridge Montessori and Springer School and Center.  She has a long history with WWf(a)C. 

We wanted to learn more about Carolyn and introduce her to those new to our community, so we asked her to tell us a little bit about her history with Women Writing. 

   "I joined Women Writing for (a) Change in the early 1990's when Mary [Pierce Brosmer] led circles where women wrote and spoke their truths. This was heady stuff! I could not get enough of these women and these wonderful circles..."
Winter Writing Retreat
New Thresholds: Aging with Intention 

February 22 - 25th, 2015
Transfiguration Spirituality Center, Glendale, OH

Aging with Intention is a topic of interest to many, including Karen Novak and Diane Debevec who have decided to delve deeper by offering a February retreat for women.   Learn More

If you are interested in the subject and want to know more, consider attending Karen and Diane's Free Sampler on Sunday, November 2nd.
Register for the Sampler


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


Fall II Semester Core Classes 


Maintain Your Writer's Shape 


 Fall Write-a-Thon (co-ed)


Young Women's Workshop (grades 10-12) 


Soul Collage: Discovery of our Animal Companions  


Writing and Rhythm: a Drumming and Writing Circle (co-ed)  

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