Newsletter - January 21, 2015  

An Invitation to Write
Describe your ideal writing environment...your home office, a busy cafe, the outdoors?  Use detailed images and all your senses.  Then, see if you can enhance your current writing space to reflect some of your ideals - a picture, a stone, or even re-arranging furniture!   


In This Issue
Greetings from the Director

Spotlight on Sally Schneider

Girl Scouts - Workshops

CFLA & YWFLA Discernment

Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard

WWf(a)C V-Day 2015:
The Vagina Monologues

Community of Stories

Young Women's Winter Session

Angela Derrick Book Signing

Linda Ball Publishes Book

One City One Prompt

Book Discussion Group

Upcoming Classes  


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WWf(a)C is offering two leadership academies in 2015.  Come to a Discernment Circle to learn more and see if the experience is right for you.
Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) for Women 

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Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy (YWFLA) for teens, grades 9-12
 Girl Scout Badge Opportunity 

Junior Girl Scouts
- get started on your Scribe badge with a workshop at WWf(a)C designed just for you!  Come with your troop, or as an individual.

Sat, Jan. 31, 1-3 pm

Angela Derrick
Book Signing

Thursday class participant, Angela Derrick has published a new poetry book, "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."


She will host a book signing and reading from Melancholy is When I Leave You: Poems by the Wife of a Death Row Prisoner at WWf(a)C on
February 6, 5:30 - 7:30pm.   

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.. poems are edgy and concise; beautiful and provocative. This is an amazing work, destined to become a classic." 
Linda Ball
Publishes Book 
Congratulations! One of our long-time Core class participants, Linda Ball, has published a new non-fiction book, 185 Days: School Stories.

"These stories were born from an urban public high school... Over 95% of the students come from low-income families--children qualifying for free or reduced lunch. It's a small school, about one-third the size of most city high schools, so it would seem easy to keep the students in line...It wasn't." 

Copies of Linda's book can be purchased at the WWf(a)C writing hall,, or
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 for women. 

Upcoming Selection:

Yes Please
by Amy Poehler
Sunday, Feb. 1

  Amazon Smile
Support while you shop


Did you know you can now support WWf(a)C with every Amazon purchase, by signing up for the Amazon Smile program? Simply begin your shopping experience here:
Then, log-in with your email address and choose "Women Writing for a Change Foundation" from the list.
Click on the link above to learn all the details and get started!  Thank you for your support!   
  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! 

Winter Greetings from our Director 

Dear Women Writing for (a) Change Community,

Wnullinter brings us low-light, shortened days, cold temperatures. I find myself more resistant than usual to activity of any kind. It seems my only craving is to sit quietly with a book and a cup of tea. Look out the window. Sit still, and listen. Wait.    


Paradoxically, year-end requires some unavoidable busyness. Along with record-keeping and accountability, it is a time of reflection and setting intentions; a time of saying thank you and welcoming the new...

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Who's Who

at Women Writing for (a) Change  


Spotlight On:  Sally Schneider


I first discovered the magic of Women Writing for (a) Change at a Saturday Sampler in 1998 and enrolled in my first class a year later. Finding my voice, telling my story, being heard, and really hearing others were transformational experiences. Through my participation in these circles I grew - not only as a writer - but, also, in my capacity to listen to and support others. I enrolled in and graduated from the Feminine Leadership Academy in 2006, and facilitated my first core class in 2007. Since that time, my passion for Women Writing for (a) Change has grown ever stronger. I now have the privilege of leading two core classes: the Marvelous Monday Nighters and the Terrific Tuesday Writers... 
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Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard


WWf(a)C has joined with Arnold's Bar & Grill, in downtown Cincinnati, to present monthly poetry reading from writers in our community.


An inaugural dinner will be held February 2 from 6-7pm, followed by readings from WWf(a)C writers, Jane Pugliano, Ellen Austin-Li, Suzanne Horton, and Heather Snyder. Arnolds' enclosed and heated courtyard is a cozy, intimate atmosphere for this event.
$25 per person includes dinner, tax, tip (seating is limited) and proceeds will benefit WWf(a)C. 

Reserve your seat 

(Future readings will take place on March 2, April 13, and May 4, 7-8pm).

WWf(a)C V-Day 2015:

The Vagina Monologues 

For our 3rd annual V-Day event, Women Writing for (a) Change will present The Vagina Monologues.  This award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women.  With humor and grace the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.   
Friday, February 13th  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Open to men and women
$20 suggested donation, sliding scale. Proceeds will benefit the Cincinnati YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter and WWf(a)C.   

Community of Stories: a Creative Writing Experience

For High School Students, Teachers, and Community Members  

Facilitators from the WWf(a)C community are honored to lead writing circles during this free weekend-long, service-learning writing experience held at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.  In it's 2nd year, this event brings people from all over the city together to share their stories and learn from one another through writing.  The workshops take place February 28 and March 1. Would you like to participate or learn more?  Follow the links below or contact Diane Debevec


Registration to participate as a writer or volunteer ends February 13. 

One City One Prompt: Where I'm From


Join together with people from around the globe to share the story of where you're from. Using the poem "Where I'm From" by George Ella Lyon for inspiration, participants will craft their own  pieces to share with the world through the One City One Prompt movement.     


This program is FREE and open to all!


Saturday, March 21, 10 am - noon

Facilitated by Dawn Koch, WWf(a)C Program Manager


More Information

Young Women Writing for (a) Change

Registration is open for our Winter sessions for girls and teens!  Each Sunday afternoon for 6 weeks, girls will come together to:
  • Learn and practice the art of writing
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Build skills in creative self-expression
  • Write, create, and share in a supportive, nurturing environment
  • Make new friends with common interests
  • Learn to give and receive feedback

Sundays, February 8 - March 15, 1-3:30pm

Girls, grades 4 - 7

Teens, grades 8 - 10

(age groups meet separately)


Register Online  


P.S. Summer Camp schedule now posted, also at the link above! 

Upcoming Classes 

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


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.  Some are co-ed. 


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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