Newsletter - March 20, 2015

An Invitation to Write
March can be a time of transition as the days struggle to change from Winter to Spring. Try writing a dialogue between the seasons.  What does Winter say to Spring?  How does Spring respond? Make this a fast-write and see what emerges.
In This Issue
Gratitude to our Donors

A Look at Winter Events

CFLA Discernment

SWAN Day 2015

Young Women's
Summer Camps

Summer Writing Retreat

Book Discussion Group

Salon with Eva Lewandowski 

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 CFLA Discernment
Saturday, March 21
1 - 3 pm
Beth Lodge-Rigal of WWf(a)C, Bloomington, IN will return to Cincinnati to hold her next Discernment Circle.  Is the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy right for you? Please come to this free circle to find out about this program.
 SWAN Day 2015
Support Women Artists Now  
Violet Rae Webster of Raison D'Etre at previous SWAN Day 
Saturday, March 28
1 - 6 pm
Women's Way of OH/KY and Women Writing for (a) Change are pleased to host our 5th annual International SWAN Day Celebration. This event honors women's creativity!
Visual artists will offer art for sale, musicians Raison D'Etre and Troubadours of Divine Bliss will perform and WWf(a)C humor writers will present their original stories - plus an Open Mic session!  All are welcome to attend this public event.  Drop in for a bit, or stay all day!  Hope to see you there.  Suggested Admission: $15 (sliding scale).

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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:
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Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island
by Will Harlan
Sunday, April 12, 3-5pm

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. 

Sponsored by
Women's Way of OH/KY

Next Salon: 
Saturday, March 21
2-4 pm
It's Time to Speak Up and
Get Noticed with EFT   
Eva Lewandowski of Core Coaching Inc. presents an introduction and demonstration of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).  Do you want to speak from a calm, centered place? From excitement and not from fear? Speak your truth without angst or anger?  Come learn more about this method for quickly releasing energy imbalances in the body.       
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real difference! 

With Gratitude and Appreciation 
Our Supporters Make All the Difference! 

It is with great appreciation that we recognize all who made gifts in support of Women Writing for (a) Change during 2014! Your contributions strengthen the foundation for the work and longevity of WWf(a)C. We could not do it without you. Tuition and fees provide 64% of our income and the remainder comes from contributions and other fundraising efforts. YOU, our individual donors, give or make possible 72% of all those dollars raised!  


No matter the size, each and every gift adds up to support what you love and makes possible a multitude of opportunities. Your gifts add up to core classes for women and girls, specialty classes, summer camps for girls, outreach classes for teens at risk for homelessness, elementary school programs for girls and boys, and so much more!


Thank you for the very important difference you make at Women Writing for (a) Change!


Looking Back at Winter Events


WWf(a)C V-Day 2015
Cast of The Vagina Monologues at WWf(a)C

WWf(a)C's production of The Vagina Monologues played to a packed house on February 13th, 2015! Over 120 people came to see our marvelous volunteer cast give voice to Eve Ensler's play as our part of Ensler's international V-Day movement to oppose violence against women.

Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard

February Poets: Ellen Austin-Li, Jane Pugliano, Suzanne Horton, and
Heather Snyder
Heather Snyder reads her poetry
March Poets: Elaine Olund, Laurie Lambert, Angela Derrick, and
Jayne Kuhlman 
In February, 2015, WWf(a)C and Arnold's Bar & Grill in downtown Cincinnati joined together to present the first of a 4-part series Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard. Poets from the Women Writing for (a) Change community were invited to read original poems in the cozy, heated outdoor courtyard at Arnold's.
Two more readings are currently scheduled - April 13 and May 4 - we would love to see you there!

Community of Stories: A Creative Writing Experience 
          From left: Manuel Iris, Kelly Thomas, Chelsie Hoskins, Clare Blankemeyer,                Diane Debevec, Wendy Braun and Annette Wick
Image from Chelsie Hoskins: permission granted  

For the second year in a row, WWf(a)C leaders joined with the School for Creative and Performing Arts and The Mayerson Foundation for a weekend-long creative writing event, Community of Stories.  Members of local organizations, people in various parts of the city, students from area high schools and their teachers all came together at the School for Creative and Performing Arts to write and share their stories in community.  As Clare Blankemeyer of Mayerson stated,
"The second annual Community of Stories event was a life-giving weekend with great writing and better yet: great people."

Summer Camps for Young Women  


Register now for our popular summer camp programs!  Camps for girls, teens, and young women use the art of writing and other modes of artistic expression to enhance self-esteem and build skills in creative self-expression.  Camps  are designed to help strengthen girls' authentic voices.  Time for writing, sharing with your peers, art-making, and movement activities will be incorporated into each camp.

2015 Summer Camp Themes
Girls (Full-Day):  Wanting and Believing
Girls (Half-Day):  The World as We Know It
Teens (Full-Day): Presenting Your Dream-Self to the World
Young Women (Full-Day):  Beyond Our Words

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Summer Writing Retreat

Writing in Community: Open Mind, Open Heart   


July 26 - 31, 2015

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Enjoy a spacious week of writing, rest and renewal in lovely Glendale, Ohio. We will spend leisurely days writing and relaxing in beautiful surroundings. 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.     Retreat led by WWf(a)C facilitators, Katherine Meyer and Diane Debevec.   


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Upcoming Classes 

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