Newsletter - December 2, 2014  

An Invitation to Write
How will you find time to write during the busy holiday season?  Take some time to write your intentions for staying connected to your pen during this busy time of year.  (Lists, letters, or journal rants count too!)
In This Issue
Giving Tuesday is Today!

Spotlight On:
Mary Wood-Constable

Holiday Shopping Ideas

Meaningful Mondays

Fall Read-Arounds

V-Day 2015

Conscious Feminine
Leadership Academy

Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy

Women's Book Group

Winter Writing Retreat

Angela Derrick Publishes Book

Women's Way of OH/KY
Salon News  

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Holiday Shopping? 
Consider These Options  

Shop Amazon Smile 

When you shop Amazon Smile, will give 0.5% of eligible purchases to WWf(a)C.  To get started, click the link above.  You can use your current Amazon account or create a new one.  Then, you will be prompted to choose an organization to support.  Just choose Women Writing for (a) Change Foundation, then get started on your holiday shopping!     
Purchase a WWf(a)C  
 Gift Certificate  
Do you know someone who would love to take a class at WWf(a)C?  A gift certificate may be just the nudge they need. These are available in any amount and can be used toward classes at Women Writing for (a) Change, Cincinnati. 

Please contact Heather Snyder to purchase:
or call 513-272-1171.

  Deadline to order is  
Thursday, Dec. 18th
  Meaningful Mondays
Kick-off Dinner 
February 2, 2015
WWf(a)C has joined with Arnold's Bar & Grill, downtown Cincinnati, to present
Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard. 

An inaugural dinner will be held from 6-7pm, followed by poetry readings from WWf(a)C writers, Jane Pugliano, Ellen Austin-Li, Suzanne Horton, and Heather Snyder.  Arnold's enclosed and heated courtyard is a cozy, intimate atmosphere for this event. 

$25 per person includes tax, tip and $7 donation to WWf(a)C .  Seating is limited.  Please call 513-272-1171 for reservations.

 V-DAY 2015 
Save the Date! 

Mark your calendars now!

  WWf(a)C will hold our third annual V-Day event on
Friday, February 13th, 2015
at 7:00 p.m. 

Join us for a presentation of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. This year's event will be open to both women and men. 
We are currently looking for volunteer readers/actors, no  experience necessary!  If you are interested please contact Laurie Lambert at:


More details to follow 

Women's Monthly
 Book 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 for women. 

Upcoming Selection:

Stone Mattress
by Margaret Atwood
December 7, 2014
3:00-5:00 pm

New Book Published  
Angela Derrick Book Cover

Thursday morning writer,
Angela Derrick
publishes new book of poetry:
is When I Leave You

"A poetic memoir that dares to shine a light on the harsh reality of what it is like to have a loved one on Death Row in America. Extraordinary praise from Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking:  'Read this book. It is an important addition to the canon on Capital Punishment and prison. You won't be the same after reading Melancholy is When I Leave You...' "  Read More

Angela will host a book-signing this winter - date to be announced.  To purchase a copy of Angela's book, click HERE.
Salons with 
Women's Way of OH/KY 
Salons are informal gatherings held at WWf(a)C.  With lively discussion, good food, and interesting activities. Salons are a great way to meet new people, share ideas, and learn new information.

FREE Event
Sponsored by Women's Way of OH/KY.

Next Salon: 
Saturday, Dec. 6th
Special Guest - Roberta Schultz 
For questions, please call
  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!


Women Writing for (a) Change

6906 Plainfield Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236


TODAY is #GivingTuesday!


#GivingTuesday keeps alive the generosity and spirit of Thanksgiving.  On this day, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.   


Make a difference--support the organizations doing work that you love!  


For more information on #GivingTuesday, visit


To support Women Writing for (a) Change, please visit our Giving Page.


Summer Camps for Girls 
Core Classes for Women
Outreach Programs with Project Connect 
Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy

Your support of Women Writing for (a) Change helps provide a place for individuals to develop their writing skills, cultivate their creativity and strengthen their voices. It helps provide scholarships to reduce financial barriers that may prevent women, girls, and men from participating in our community of writers. 

With your support we can continue to offer outreach to groups such as high school girls at risk for homelessness  and provide Young Women Writing for (a) Change programs which help shape the lives of creative young women! 


Please consider a gift to Women Writing for (a) Change! 

Make Your Gift Today 


To learn more about Women Writing for a Change, please visit our website at

Thank You!
Who's Who
at Women Writing for (a) Change


Spotlight On:  Mary Wood-Constable 

Mary first saw the powerful impact of Women Writing for (a) Change when her daughter attended the Young Women's Summer Camp programs and later the Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy.  Mary also knew adult women who found WWf(a)C immensely rewarding, and knew she would like to sign up for a class herself some day. That opportunity came in 2011 and she has been personally involved with WWf(a)C ever since!  


In addition to her participation in the writing circles, Mary wears several hats around WWf(a)C.  In 2012, she volunteered to help build the fund development program to increase financial support for Women Writing for (a) Change.  Later that year, she joined the Board of Trustees and currently serves as Vice-President.  These roles at Women Writing for (a) Change have become Mary's primary work. She says, "It is a lot to do on a purely volunteer basis -- yet sharing in this work with others who believe so passionately in Women Writing for (a) Change is fulfilling and keeps me coming back for more! It is powerful and rewarding to be part of this wonderful community." 

Fall 2014 Read-Arounds  


We cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the words of women!  


Current participants of WWf(a)C Core Classes will present readings of their works in Public Read-arounds.  Come to listen, support, and find inspiration in the words of our writers.  Refreshments will be provided.


This event is open to women only, please.


 Monday, Dec. 8th 7 - 9pm 
 Tuesday, Dec. 9th 10am - 12:30 pm 
 Wednesday, Dec. 10th 7 - 9pm 
 Thursday, Dec. 11th 10am - 12:30pm 

2015 Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) 


This summer, Beth Lodge-Rigal, Director of  WWf(a)C Bloomington, will lead the 2015 Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy.  This dynamic program uses the WWf(a)C model to inspire and support women's growth as leaders.  Community, consciousness, and personal growth are important tenets 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 our upcoming Discernment Circle with Beth at the WWf(a)C Cincinnati location.


Saturday, December 13, 10 am - noon. 


 More Information 

2015 Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy  


Plans are currently being made for the next Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy (YWFLA) to be held in Spring 2015!   
 "Through YWFLA, I feel educated enough to take the rituals and practices of WWf(a)C and apply them to other projects and opportunities that I encounter.  The program also gave me valuable tools to develop my own style of leadership, a skill that I previously felt distant from.  YWFLA taught me that leadership comes in many forms and styles, and that leadership can be rooted in feminist consciousness."

~Chelsey Shannon  

2008 YWFLA graduate


Please join us for a discernment circle to learn more!  

December 13, 2015,  2 - 3:30pm

Parents and teens are encouraged to attend


Register On-line 

Winter Writing Retreat
New Thresholds: Aging with Intention


February 22 - 25, 2015  

Transfiguration Spirituality Center, Glendale, OH 
Women's lives change as we age.  How do we embrace these changes with grace and self-care?  What can we do for ourselves to intentionally enrich and grow through our continuous transformations?  These are the questions we will explore during our four day retreat.  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. 

More Information

Upcoming Classes  

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


Maintain Your Writer's Shape


Writing and Rhythm: a Drumming and Writing Circle 


Finding the Path Back to You: A Mini-Retreat from Your Busy Life  


FREE Core Class Sampler - Saturday, Jan. 3 


Winter Core Classes begin Jan. 12th 


NEW IN 2015!  BUNDLE OPTION for 8-week Core Classes 


Winter SoulCollage Circle: Creating our Personal Medicine Shields 


Winter Sessions for Girls and Teens 

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.

Specialty Workshops
Theme-based opportunities for writers and those wishing to explore other forms of creativity in addition to writing.
Programs for Girls, Teens, and Young Women
Classes and camps use the art of writing and other arts to enhance self-esteem and build skills in creative self-expression.

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