Newsletter - May 25, 2015 

An Invitation to Write
Try an acrostic poem! Choose a word or phrase and write it vertically down the side of the page, one letter per line. Each line of your poem will then start with those letters. See what creative language you land on when your word choices are limited.

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Coming this fall:
Co-Ed Core Class

WWf(a)C will be offering a co-ed evening core class in the Autumn session!
Sign up for the FREE sampler on Saturday, August 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  and be sure to invite your friends, women and men alike, to share in the core class experience. 

 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

 2015 Summer 

Writing Retreat  

Enrolling now!


Writing in
Community: Open Mind, Open Heart 
July 26 - 31, 2015  

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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 Returning in September
Salons with Women's Way of OH/KY, and the WWf(a)C book group, are both on hiatus for the summer months. Be sure to check back for these offerings again in the fall!

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Who's Who
at Women Writing for (a) Change

Spotlight on: Dawn Koch

Dawn Koch

My writing passion began in grade school when I wrote and collected short stories, poems, and personal narratives in black and white composition notebooks.  


I never dreamed of "being" anything else when I grew up but a writer.  I was never quite sure how I'd earn a living, but I always knew writing would be a part of my life, and a part of my livelihood...

Discovering They are Not Alone: Writing with Young Women Experiencing Homelessness

by Dawn Koch


Since 2004, Women Writing for (a) Change has partnered with local Cincinnati organization Project Connect to facilitate weekly writing groups in public high schools during the school year.  

Each year, at the start of the program, young women chosen specifically for these groups gather in a circle, full of uncertainty, unsure of what to expect.  For those new to the group, the circle seems strange.  Many pull their chairs farther back out of the circle.  Some turn sideways or sit just outside of the circle.  While others jump right in, asking questions.  

Watch Out, World: Women Bringing Forth Their Words


Book Published: Dreamwork,

by Laura Lander, presents a useful method of exploring one's own dreams by decoding the symbolic messages implanted therein. Not a generic "dream dictionary", this process relies on and works with the dreamer's own individual subconscious associations to define the meaning of the dream components for the purpose of deeper self-understanding and insight.  


Play Accepted: Congratulations to WWf(a)C writer Teri Foltz, whose play The Off Chance was accepted into the Midtown International Theatre Festival as part of their Short Play Lab Lineup, and produced this past Saturday. Bravo, Teri! 


One-Woman Show: A frazzled, but well-intentioned young woman organizes the Second Coming of Christ after receiving a divine message from an unlikely source. Like Gilda Radner in a Beckett play, she and the audience wait for Jesus's grand entrance. This explosive one-woman piece tangos with (un)wavering faith, love by vending machine light, the path to self-discovery, and a mystical, blessed vegetable. Answers to all existential crises guaranteed.
Photo: Caroline Kidder 
Eileen Tull, whom you may recognize from past  WWf(a)C events such as Evening of Female Comics and VDay, will be performing her one-woman show
Jesus, Do You Like Me? Please Mark Yes or No in the 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.  
Three nights only: May 27, 30, and 31.
More details & ticket info

There's Still Time to Enroll in our Young Women's Summer Camps!

These 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 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 NOW FULL - Waitlist available
Young Women (Full-Day):  Beyond Our Words

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Upcoming Classes 

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Summer Core Classes - Starting Next Week!
Maintain Your Writer's Shape Summer Session - single class or 4-class passes available

(You can also try a FREE sampler of this circle)

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