Newsletter - April 30, 2015 

An Invitation to Write
"Mother, May I..." 
Reflect on mother-daughter relationships and the kinds of things you once had to ask Mom's permission for. Start with these three words and see if they lead you to a letter, a poem, a story, an essay, a journal entry...
...Follow your Muse! 
Save These Dates!
4th Annual
Evening of
Female Comics you've never
seen before! 
July 21st
At Go Bananas!
Comedy Club

A Taste of
Wine and Art
October 3rd

In This Issue
Who's Who: Annette Wick
Congratulations, Writers!
Meaningful Mondays
Young Women's
Summer Camps
Girl Scout Programs

Summer Writing Retreat
for Women

4th Annual Evening of Female Comics - Save the Date

Book Discussion Group
Men Explain Things to Me

Salon: A Course in Miracles

Writing Retreat in VT  

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Book Discussion Group
Our book discussion group 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:

Men Explain Things to Me
by Rebecca Solnit
Sunday, May 3, 3-5 p.m.

Salons with
Women's Way of OH/KY

Salons are informal gatherings held at WWf(a)C and sponsored by Women's Way of OH/KY.  With lively discussion, good food, and interesting activities, Salons are a great way to meet new people, share ideas, and learn new information. 

Next Salon: 
Saturday, May 2 
6:30-8:30 pm
"A Course in Miracles"  
with Marybeth Grant
Marybeth Grant is a Life Coach, a certified Yoga Instructor, a host of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) Study groups and an enthusiastic student of life and spirituality. What is a miracle?  Marybeth will share the life-changing principles of ACIM.  This philosophy awakens us to the love that we are and shows us a way to create lives of joy and happiness.  You are invited to join in a lively discussion and uplifting time with Marybeth. 
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Writing Retreat
in Vermont 

"Writing with Intention"
Friday evening, July 10 through Wednesday afternoon, July 15
Join Sarah Bartlett, director of our sister school, Women Writing VT to explore, through writing and image, the underlying intentions by which we choose to live. Themes including attentiveness, practice, and giving voice will be offered for contemplation.
For more information, 
contact Sarah at 


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Spotlight on: Annette Wick 

annette wick

Writing for me, began in ninth grade, when I penned superhero story about Netti Spaghetti and the Meatball Kid.  While I gave myself what would become a standard nickname, I also set myself on the path of the written word. Later in college, I would pen an essay about my grandfather, prolific enough to for my English teacher (I was a computer science major) to ask me to read aloud. 


Something shifted inside of me that day, and shifted again after becoming a mother and losing a husband.  I came to WWfaC to grieve and stayed to write. I have been here almost 15 years...  

Congratulations to Our Writers: Awards and Publications


Chloe Fellmeth Wins Award


We are proud to report that YWWf(a)C participant, Chloe Fellmeth of Indianapolis, IN, has received a Gold Key award and was an American Visions and Voices Nominee from the 2015 Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her personal essay The Causes and Effects of
Astronomy - a piece she wrote while attending our 2014 Summer Camp for young women! Chloe was honored to read from her essay during the regional awards ceremony held March 8, 2015 at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University.  Mindy Weaver-Flask, our summer camp facilitator and owner of WWf(a)C, Indianapolis, was there to support and celebrate Chloe's achievement.  Congratulations Chloe!

WWf(a)C writers Ellen Austin-Li, Teri Foltz, Maura Anaya Kennedy and Laurie Lambert
all have had poems accepted for publication in "For A Better World 2015," a book showcasing the work of artists and writers who will be part of this year's SOS Art Show. This annual event, founded by Saad Ghosn, features writers, visual artists and musicians from the Greater Cincinnati area who
share their views in support of peace and justice. Ellen, Teri, Maura and Laurie will also read their
works as part of the event's activities. The SOS Art Show will take place this year at the Art
Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St., and will run from May 29 to June 7. On May 30, Teri will
be sharing the microphone with other local writers between 7-9pm; on June 6, Ellen, Laurie, and Maura will be among those reading between the same hours. Come out and support our writers for what promise to be an enlightening series of evenings.

2015 Summer Writing Retreat 

Writing in Community: Open Mind, Open Heart 


July 26 - 31, 2015  

Transfiguration Spirituality Center


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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Meaningful Mondays - Last Chance   'til Fall

Don't miss Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard, May 4th, 7pm. This is the final
night of our first series of poetry readings by WWf(a)C writers. With a mother's day theme in
mind, we are presenting the founder of Women Writing for (a) Change, Mary Pierce Brosmer
and a lineup which includes grandmother Carolyn Brookbank, her two daughters Sarah and Logan, and her granddaughter, Skye Colvin. Should be powerful and joyful! What a great group to close out this first series of WWf(a)C writers presenting their original writings at Arnold's Bar & Grill!
We hope to see you there!   
We will have another series in the Fall - stay tuned, dates to be determined.

If you have any questions, please contact Annette Wick at

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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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Girl Scout Badge Program 

Did you know WWf(a)C offers programs for Girl Scout troops or individuals year round? Badge Programs for troops typically run 2 hours and cost $100 for groups up to 20 girls. Individual programs focus on particular badges or themes and typically cost $15 per girl. WWf(a)C can also tailor a program to suit the interests or needs of a troop. Contact WWf(a)C for information or to schedule:

Upcoming Classes 

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


Women Writing for (a) Change®
6906 Plainfield Rd 
Cincinnati, OH  45236