Newsletter - April 17, 2014  

An Invitation to Write
Look for images (in photos, magazines, etc.) that bring you joy.  Assemble them into a collage.  Write whatever emerges for you.
In This Issue
Gratitude to our
Founder's Circle

SWAN Day Festivities

Spotlight On Marisa Becker

Summer Camps for
Young Women

Summer Writing Retreat
Public Readarounds
Flying Pen Marathon
Finding the Path Back to You
Book Discussion Group
Evening of Female Comics Save the Date!
More Upcoming Classes

Quick Links


Spring Program Flyer



Make a Gift


Like us on Facebook

Public Readarounds


Tuesday Circle

April 29, 10 am - 12:30 pm


Thursday Circle

May 1, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Come to WWf(a)C to listen to the words of the many women who take part in our 8 and 15 - week Core Classes.  
Join us for readings, sharing of readback lines, refreshments, and community building! 
This is a great, FREE opportunity to learn more about our organization and support our writers.   No need to register, just stop by!
All readarounds are open to Women Only 


 Flying Pen Marathon 
Saturday, May 3
10 am - 4 pm
Intensive and exhilarating, this marathon day of writing is inspired by the commitment and determination of the athletes running Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon.  Enjoy group and individual writing time, with opportunities to share our works. Write to the prompts we provide, bring something to work on, or follow your own Muse.
This offering is open to Women AND Men
 Finding the Path
Back to You
Saturday, May 17
1 - 4 pm
Overwhelmed, overworked, and in need of a break from your life?  Take a time-out with this Mini-Retreat from your busy life to reconnect with who you are.  Through writing exercises, discussion, and small/large group sharing, participants will be guided along a path back to themselves!  Refreshments, soft music, tantalizing scents, mandalas, and opportunities to stretch your tired body await you at this relaxing mini-retreat.

Saturday, May 17
1 - 4 pm
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:

Traveling with Pomegranates
by Sue Monk Kidd
Sunday, May 4
3 - 5 pm

  Save the Date! 
An Evening
of Female Comics

Tuesday, July 29

at Go Bananas! Comedy Club


Organized once again by writer and comic Teri Foltz (pictured), this high-energy benefit for WWf(a)C is an evening of non-stop laughter and fun!


Join us for the return of some of your favorite female comics, in addition to fresh new faces and talents.


Don't miss this popular event!






Salons will resume soon!  Stay tuned for more information. 


Salons are sponsored by Women's Way of OH/KY and typically occur on the first and third Friday OR Saturday with lively discussion, good food, and interesting activities. A great way to meet new people, share ideas, and learn new information, Salons typically include a Potluck at 6:30PM with a discussion or performance at 7PM. For more information, contact Women's Way: [email protected] or call 513-923-1414


  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!


is supported  in part by: 

Artswave Logo  

Gratitude to our Founder's Circle! 

Our deepest thanks to our Founder's Circle and to all whose gifts help WWf(a)C in nurturing and celebrating the individual voice through the art of writing!


April 1st was our evening of appreciation for all who support Women Writing for (a) Change at the Founder's Circle level. Offered in deep gratitude for those friends of WWf(a)C who provided for this strong base of support in 2013, founder Mary Pierce Brosmer held a complimentary workshop, The Art and Practice of Memoir.  Preceded by a meal shared together, the Memoir Workshop was a typical WWf(a)C writing circle with the central prompts built around this question:  How would your life--how would life in your family, on the planet--be different if the generations were connected by a lineage of diverse stories written down and passed through time?  


What a warm and poignant evening of gratitude and remembering!

Dave and Marty Cottrill
Bronwyn Park and Randy Weeks
Mary Wood-Constable, Mary Pierce Brosmer, and Gail Barker
SWAN 2014 Day Festivities
Support Women Artists Now 

On Sunday, March 30th, Women Writing for (a) Change once again collaborated with Women's Way of OH/KY to celebrate the international holiday, SWAN Day, now in it's seventh year.  This event is designed to showcase the power and diversity of women's creativity.  Our local celebration, held at WWf(a)C was a great success!

Multiple visual artists were featured and music was presented by Angela Minton, Raison D'Etre, and Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers.  Readings by WWf(a)C writers brought may laughs, as well as tears and thoughtfulness to the day.  Guests were welcomed by our founder, Mary Pierce Brosmer, who opened with an inspirational talk that included a reminder that we must continue to lift up the voices and arts of women everywhere.

 Mary Pierce Brosmer,

WWf(a)C Founder

Margie Drees of
Ma Crow and the
Lady Slippers

Mary Jo Sage,
Visual Artist
Eileen Tull,

View more photos from SWAN Day HERE
Who's Who
at Women Writing for (a) Change 

Spotlight on: Marisa Becker
Marisa considers herself a born storyteller who has been writing since she could hold a pencil. She graduated from Wright State University's creative writing program in 2008 and has paid her dues in journalism and marketing, but after her first core class at Women Writing for (a) Change in 2011, she knew she'd found her calling. She began facilitating classes at
WWf(a)C in 2012 and also offers private coaching and editing services. Fiction is her specialty, but she has both interest and experience in a variety of styles and media. Come spend a day writing with her at the Flying Pen Marathon on May 3 or Poetry in Motion on May 31.  Plus, look for more offerings soon!
Summer Camps for Young Women

Find Your Authentic Voice this Summer

  • Learn and Practice the Art of Writing
  • Enhance Self-Esteem
  • Build Skills in Creative Self-Expression
  • Write, Create, and Share in a Safe and Comfortable Space
  • Make New Friends with Common Interests

 Grades 4-6,  July 14 - 18 

Theme:  "Becoming our Own Heroes"

Grades 7-9,  June 16 - 20
Theme:  "Writing Strong, Writing Bold"

Grades 10-12,  June 23 - 27
Theme:  "Our True Nature"

Our Summer Camps are filling fast!
Have questions?  Call us at 272-1171 for more details.
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
~ ~ ~ 
Grounds at Transfiguration Spirituality Center
from their website


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



Writing into Wellness 

Bringing the Past into the Present


Maintain Your Writer's Shape 


Flying Pen Marathon 


Handwork as a Spiritual Practice 

Creating a God's Eye Weaving


Birth Stories: a Ritual of Telling


Finding the Path Back to You 

 A Mini Retreat from your Busy Life  


How to Publish Your Work 


Poetry in Motion


FREE Core Class Sampler


Summer Core Classes 








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