Newsletter - July 2015 

An Invitation to Write
From Poets & Writers Magazine: I Said, You Said 
What happens when you tell the story of a real event from another person's point of view? Think of a situation in which you disagreed with someone - it could be a slight difference in taste or a fight with far-reaching consequences - and recount the opposing opinions each of you expressed.

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A Taste of Wine and Art

October 3rd
Please join us

NEW Workshops!
Opinion & 
Column Writing
with Matt Peiken of Opine Season
Veteran entrepreneurial and print journalist Matt Peiken leads this two-part workshop into crafting op-eds and columns for print, broadcast or online publishing. 
By the end of the second workshop, you'll have a piece you'll be proud to self-publish or pitch to other publications. 


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Writing for TV:  

Creating a Sitcom

with Zina Camblin 


Accomplished playwright and television writer Zina Camblin has worked on productions for NBC, Warner Bros., BET and Disney. Now beginning a new chapter as a professor at Northwestern University in Chicago, Zina shares her experience writing for television in this special guest workshop, which includes an opportunity to pitch your sitcom idea to a Hollywood exec!


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Women's Way of OH/KY presents:
The Living Inspiration
with Krista Detor
August 15, 12:30-3:00pm


This is a rare opportunity to attend a workshop presented by internationally recognized singer/songwriter Krista Detor. Krista's music can be found in many films, stage products, TV shows, NPR, PBS, and her "Time Travels" program. A light lunch is provided, and a concert will follow the workshop at 7 p.m. Open to all levels of ability. 

Registration required:
Call 513-923-1414 or email [email protected] 
Our Women Writers
in the News

Women Writing for (a) Change founder Mary Pierce Brosmer received first place in the "Conversations Between a Psychologist and a Poet" 2015 poetry competition with her entry "Remembering 'No Place for You, My Love' While Swimming.

Pauletta Hansel's poem "Husbands" was selected to be read by Garrison Keillor for his public radio segment "The Writer's Almanac" on July 15. Pauletta also has a new book coming out from Dos Madres Press entitled "Tangle." 

Thursday core class participant Suzanne Horton's poem "Offering" was published in the Summer 2015 issue of "The Sycamore: a Christ Church Cathedral Publication." Fun fact: The editor of The Sycamore, Barbara Lyghtel Rohrer, is a 2013 graduate of WWf(a)C's Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy. 

Congratulations Mary, Pauletta & Suzanne from all of us at WWf(a)C!
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Thank you to all

 who have joined so far, your efforts are making a

real difference!

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Log in with your Amazon account and choose "Women Writing for a Change Foundation" from the list. 

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Your Gifts Shape Futures!

Thank you! It is because of generous donors like you that WWf(a)C has the opportunity to make such a difference. Your gifts provide scholarships for girls and women of all ages to attend classes at WWf(a)C. Your support makes it possible for teens at risk of or experiencing homelessness to attend writing circles at their own schools, providing an expressive and creative outlet in a group that becomes a supportive community. Only 64% of the cost to run our programs is covered by tuition. It is you, our donors, who keep our doors open to serve all. You are an essential part of our team.
With gratitude and appreciation: Thank You! 

In Case You Missed It: An Evening of Female Comics was a Hilarious Hit!


Teri Foltz (center-left) and
her merry band of Writer-Comics

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In fits of laughter, the July 21 Evening of Female Comics event raised $2,900 for Women Writing for (a) Change. In addition to experienced comediennes, several of our own women writers took the stage as stand-up comics for the first time, under the coaching of longtime WWF(a)C writer Teri Foltz.
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Board Forms Advisory Council

The Board of Trustees at Women Writing for (a) Change has approved the formation of an Advisory Council to serve as a resource for the organization. Advisory Council members serve as volunteers, willing to share their expertise from time to time to assist WWf(a)C Board members or staff. Advisory Council members have no legal responsibilities or decision-making capacity for the organization. 

Members of the first WWf(a)C Advisory Council are Mary Pierce Brosmer, WWf(a)C Founder; David Burstein, former WWf(a)C Trustee; Anne Combs, VP Child and Family Services, LifePoint Solutions of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services; Ellen Doyle, former WWf(a)C Board President; and Sonya Jindal, attorney at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister.

Welcome to our first group of Advisory Council members!

We Need You!
A Call for Volunteers 


 The Taste of Wine & Art Committee needs a few more volunteers to help and "play" with us! 

If you want to join us, you would be involved in one or more of these opportunities:
  • Be part of a team that is fun and making a difference to WWf(a)C
  • Help us secure a few more donations for silent auction and event give-aways
  • Help us promote the event through social media and word of mouth marketing
  • Help at the event coordinating and welcoming guests and keeping food trays refreshed

What do you receive in return for your time and effort? You get to: 

  • Help promote WWf(a)C and our mission
  • Help us assure the viability of our organization by raising needed financial resources
  • Work with a fun group of people on a fun event
  • Increase your skills in fundraising and event planning 
A Taste of Wine & Art is scheduled for Saturday, October 3. For more information,  please contact Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus at (513) 785-0673.

Current and Upcoming Classes

*Please click the class name for details, dates, and registration. Many courses run several weeks. 


FREE Samplers - Bring or refer a friend!  

Co-Ed Core Class Sampler - August 1

Women's Core Class Sampler - August 15


Fall Core Classes - Term I begins August 24th 

Ask us about bundling Terms I & II! 

Monday evening circle - 8 weeks


Tuesday morning circle - 8 weeks  


Wednesday evening women's circle - 15 weeks


Wednesday evening co-ed circle - 8 weeks


Thursday morning circle - 8 weeks


Specialty Classes (Don't miss the NEW class announcements on the left!)


Fall SoulCollage® Circle: Becoming the Conscious Heroine of Your Journey 


OngoingMaintain Your Writer's Shape (Summer)

Single drop-in sessions or 4-class passes available.
Fall session Term I begins August 25.


Follow Your Path series - a la carte or bundled!

Where I'm From 

Finding the Path Back to You 

Creating & Practicing Personal Traditions 


FREE Book Group: Newly Formatted for Fall!

Theme: Feminist Classics. Facilitated by WWF(a)C Founder Mary Pierce Brosmer. Get your copies now!


September: The Feminine Mystique

October: The Beauty Myth

November: Sister Outsider


Young Women Writing for (a) Change


Teens' Summer Camp Session II (Grades 7-9) Begins Monday, August 3 
Theme: Presenting an Authentic Face in Friendship


Girls' Fall Circle (Grades 4-7)

Theme: Dogs & Other Animals We Love


Teens' Fall Circle (Grades 8-11)

Theme: The Artist's Life





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