Women Writing for (a) Change - Cincinnati - February 2021 Newsletter

Virtual, One-Night-Only on
Saturday, February 20th
7:00 - 9:30 pm ET
Tickets $20
Join us for our 9th annual evening of poetry, essay, humor, and music and stand up against gender-based violence.

Show your support for these remarkable performances, featuring:

Mary Pierce Brosmer, Rick Delewski, Ashley Ferguson, Chris Fishel, Autumn Francisco, Diane Germaine, Elena E Green, Jenn Guthrie, Hannah Kelling, Maureen Martin, Karen Novak, Anita Raturi, Jayne Ruble, Rowe Schnure, Roberta Schultz, Josh Scott, Kimbery Sullivan, Ginny Taylor, Tina Westerkamp, Dick Westheimer, Holly Williams, and Amuna Yisrael.

Proceeds from this event will benefit programs, including writing circles, to help survivors of abuse in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Gratitude for Your Gifts
You make all the difference! Your generosity helps writers find validation and inspiration through writing and sharing in a supportive community. No matter the size, each and every gift adds up to support scholarships and to reach young women experiencing or at risk of homelessness, survivors of domestic abuse, women in jail, youth in after school programs, and so many more.

Donations and fundraisers provide over one third of the funding needed to offer writing circles in which every voice is honored, and in which writing is valued as a form of creative self-expression and self-discovery. In 2020, individual donations reached $106,603, and included funding a new roof at Women Writing for (a) Change! All fundraising efforts combined totaled $138,466. Thank you.

It is with deep appreciation that we list all who made contributions to Women Writing for (a) Change during 2020 and all who are honored or remembered with these gifts. Gratitude to each of you!
Welcome Rosie Ward
We welcome Rosie Ward as our Spring Semester Intern. Rosie (she/her), currently a student at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, is pursuing a degree in English and plans on transferring to University of Cincinnati upon graduation this spring. Rosie loves to write and is excited to be serving an internship position at Women Writing for (a) Change. Her main goal with her writing is to share her passions and ideas, and to inspire others to do the same. She believes that expressing your creative ideas and desire for justice for those oppressed is important and necessary, and that writing is a part of fulfilling these goals. Rosie is happy to be part of Women Writing for (a) Change, and is planning on being more active within its community.

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Get to Know
Natalie Diaz
Welcome to the second in our monthly series, Get to Know! Here we'll turn the spotlight on contemporary Black and Brown poets and writers, with the goal of amplifying under-represented voices in literature. These writers' books are currently available in the Women Writing for (a) Change library.

"You cannot get away from the fact that language is communal. As you make it, it's carrying your body somewhere. It's carrying your body to another body, to a group of bodies, or to your own body at another time, when suddenly your body is engaged in some way, some physical way," writes Natalie Diaz.

To read Diaz is to ask, "What is the body?" To experience the physicality of words, and question our embodiment of them; how far does the body reach? To what does touch connect us?

(Photo courtesy of www.nataliegermainediaz.com)
Join us as we Continue this
Essential Conversation

Join other womxn* interested in exploring race and racism, and what it means to be anti-racist, working from an understanding that this is a life-long journey and meeting each other where we are with open minds and hearts.
Four Thursdays: Mar 18, Apr 1, 15 & 29

*womxn is used to include trans and
non-binary writers

(Image by Pellesier JP from Pixabay)
Registration Now Open for our Spring Term Core Classes!

Rejoice in the return of spring by writing in community with us. Ten-week classes, via Zoom, begin March 23rd.

Spark the writer in you!

(Image by Adam J Varga from Pixabay)

Upcoming Classes
All adult and youth classes will be held VIRTUALLY through the end of May 2021,
via the Zoom online platform.

March 16, 17 & 20

begin March 23

Feb 21 through Apr 25

begins Feb 21

begins Mar 16

begins Mar 18

Writing About Yourself: The True Purpose of Memoir
Apr 9 -- OR -- Apr 10
(Content is the same for each class)
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