Newsletter - September 2015 

An Invitation to Write
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Dear Body
Write a letter to your body, or to a particular region or part of your body that you feel could use some attention. What has your body been telling you? How do you feel about your reflection? What frustrates you about your physical container in this life, and what would you like to celebrate? 

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A Taste of Wine & Art
October 3, 6:30-9:00 p.m.


Join us for the fun!
 
Wine Tasting & Food Bites
Art Showing - Readings
Silent Auction
 
Greenwich House Gallery
Tickets $30 each
 
New at this year's event:
Readings by WWf(a)C writers
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If you'd like to help with 
the event, please contact
Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus
at (513) 785-0673

Salons have returned!
 
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 September 5
 
4:30-6:30 pm
featuring
Annie Donnellon, WWf(a)C writer and musician

Annie will perform some of her favorite songs, including one she wrote in her WWf(a)C core class.  There will be time for you to ask her questions about her process and the adaptive resources she uses as a blind musician, followed by a potluck dinner from 5:30-6:30  The main course and salad will be provided; bring side dishes, desserts, or beverages to share if you wish.  Cost:  $10
 
Coming soon:
Live music from Wild Carrot, September 25 from 7-9 p.m. 
 
For more information, call
513-923-1414
Reading & Book Signing

Join two WWf(a)C writers for a joint Reading and Book Signing at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center (6546 Montgomery Rd.) on Saturday, September 12 from 1-3 p.m.

Angela Derrick, author of Melancholy is When I Leave You: Poems from the Wife of a Death Row Prisoner
and
Jeff Smith, author/editor of Super Friends - a compilation of blog posts written in 2008 by Jeff's son, Whitney Holwadel Smith, from his solitary confinement cell at USP Terre Haute.

The authors invite you to join them to hear the perspective of a wife and a father on incarceration.

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 Three Transformative Takeaways from the
Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy
 
CFLA Class of 2015
CFLA Class of 2015
 
Participants in Women Writing for (a) Change's
Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy retreated together to the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale, Ohio this summer, where they immersed themselves in our signature practices to facilitate a deep dive into the Conscious Feminine. They continue the lineage of women leaders who go on to facilitate circles within our walls and out in the world, and even start their own affiliate branches of WWf(a)C. 
 
Marisa Head, who also serves as Editor in Chief for a women's empowerment blog called Strong is Our Sexy, reflected on her experience for that blog following her return from the retreat. 

 
The journey isn't over: as these women complete their coursework, each will be facilitating a practicum circle in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for these circles to appear on our calendar, and support the next generation of leaders in our community!
 
The Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (formerly The Feminist Leadership Academy of Cincinnati) grew out of the realization that many aspects of the Women Writing for (a) Change model inspire and support women's growth as leaders. 
Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard returns this fall! 
 
WWf(a)C has joined with Arnold's Bar & Grill in downtown Cincinnati, to present Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard, September 14, October 12 and November 9, 2015.

Dinner and drinks available for purchase through Arnold's until 7 p.m., followed by poetry readings from WWf(a)C writers Teri Foltz, Laurel Chambers, Kelly Richey and Bev Bowers. Arnold's enclosed and heated courtyard is a cozy, intimate atmosphere for this event. 

No charge for admission. REGISTRATION is recommended (register here), but walk-ins welcome. Call 513-272-1171 with questions.  
 
Will we see you at Books by the Banks?
 
Cincinnati's annual Books by the Banks Festival returns to the Duke Energy Convention Center on October 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Women Writing for (a) Change will be present there! We are leading a panel discussion about writing and hosting a writing circle. 

Kristen Heimerl, WWf(a)C friend and Tuesday morning Core Class writer, is launching her first children's book, Inspector Dewey! Kristen will also be at Books by the Banks, where she welcomes your visit. You can learn more about her book at InspectorDewey.com or contact Kristen. The book is also available for sale or review on Amazon.

New to the festival this year is a Writing Contest, offering $4,900 in cash prizes. Generously underwritten by the McLane Foundation, this contest aims to recognize superb work by our region's writers. The 2015 contest will accept entries in two categories, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, in two classes: Teens (ages 13-18) and Adults (19+). The deadline to submit is September 15. Visit http://booksbythebanks.org/writing-contest for more information. 

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

Wednesday evening 15-week core class begins this week (Sept. 2) -Seats still available!

FREE Sampler - Bring or refer a friend!  


Young Women Writing for (a) Change
Fall Programs
 
Theme: Dogs & Other Animals We Love

Girls' Fall Circle Session II (Grades 4-7)
Theme: Conversations at the Zoo
 
Theme: The Artist's Life

Fall Core Classes - Term II Begins October 21
Term I is currently underway. If you would like to join a Term I class late, please call us at 513-272-1171.




 
Specialty Classes
 
Follow Your Path series - a la carte or bundled!


Single drop-in sessions or 4-class passes available. 
 
FREE Sunday Book Group
Theme: Feminist Classics. Facilitated by WWF(a)C Founder Mary Pierce Brosmer. Get your copies now!
 
November: Sister Outsider

Women Writing for (a) Change´┐Ż
6906 Plainfield Rd 
Cincinnati, OH  45236 
513-272-1171