Women Writing for (a) Change - Cincinnati - May 2021 Newsletter
Summer Camps 2021
Virtual AND In-Person Options!
Virtual Grades 4-6 June 7 - 11
Virtual Grades 7-9 June 21 - 25
Virtual Grades 10-12 June 14 - 18

In-Person Grades 4-6 July 12 - 16
In-Person Grades 7-9 July 5 - 9
In-Person Grades 10-12 June 28 - July 2

We can't wait to see you this summer!

New to our camps? Attend our FREE Sampler on June 3rd!
Photo by Jasmine Durhal
Get To Know
Franny Choi
Welcome to our monthly series, Get to Know! Here, we'll turn the spotlight on contemporary 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.

A queer, Korean femme, Franny Choi knew from the get-go the challenges awaiting her. And, as we so often do, she channels at least some of her experience into writing: "in fourth grade / i wanted to be a writer & worried / about how to escape my surname -- choi / is nothing if not korean." Much of her work explores ways to exploit challenging identities. As she says to The Paris Review, "the ability to alter our images and to play with the way we present our bodies is a fundamental queer and femme superpower. The book dives into that and says, if we continue down that line of thought, then what other possibilities are opened up?"

Welcome Summer Intern
Tarein Phillips
Tarein Phillips is a senior at Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a specialization in retail and fashion merchandising. In ten years, she hopes to be a script writer for movies and television shows. We welcome Tarein as our Summer Intern for 2021!
How Might YOU Take Better Care of Yourself in 2021?

This envisioning workshop will help participants gain clarity, focus on their truest desires, manifest the life they want, and turn intentions into reality. In the past year, many have had to navigate changes in jobs, lifestyles, relationships, and long-term plans.

Revisit where you are in the journey and how you want to feel for the remainder of 2021. Participants will utilize brainstorming activities, writing prompts, crosstalk, and a meditation activity to focus in on their best path forward. Facilitated by Carol Walkner, WWf(a)C circle practices will be incorporated into the session.

Saturday, June 12, 10am-12:30pm ET - $35
Summer Intensive Designed for Summer Schedules

Dive further into the art of scene craft in a five-day series that gives you the full experience of an eight-week class. Meeting twice daily, morning sessions are dedicated to craft instruction and small group feedback; evening sessions focus on in-depth, full-group feedback for submitted manuscript pages.

Intended for those already at work on full-scale writing projects from memoirs to novels to collections of short fiction or essays, participants should be comfortable with dismantling their prose in the pursuit of making it stronger. Instruction by Tina Neyer and facilitated by Karen Novak..

June 24 - 28, meeting twice daily:
9-11:30am ET and again 7-9pm ET - $295
Use Your IRA to Make a Gift

Are you 72 or older and need to take a required minimum distribution (RMD) each year from your IRA account? Do you love and want to support Women Writing for (a) Change? Starting at age 70 1/2, you can make a gift to WWf(a)C and avoid increasing your taxable income with that distribution. Simply ask your IRA administrator to make a direct transfer to WWf(a)C. If the distribution is made directly to a nonprofit organization such as WWf(a)C, the withdrawal is excluded from your taxable income, entirely.
Gratitude to those in the WWf(a)C Community who make IRA Rollover gifts!
Known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution, this transfer can be accomplished easily, and with great tax savings, by contacting your IRA account administrator for a direct transfer to WWf(a)C. As always, please consult your financial advisor regarding your individual situation. The funds must come directly from the IRA administrator to qualify.
Image Attributions: Summer Camp: Stux via Pixabay; Franny Choi: Jasmine Durhal; Tarein Phillips: Provided; Visioning Your Best Life: Matt Noble via Unsplash; Deep Craft: Anastasia Zhenina via Unsplash
Upcoming Classes
All adult and youth classes will be held VIRTUALLY through the end of May 2021,
via the Zoom online platform. After May, the delivery method for Summer programming will vary. Please check our website for information regarding virtual and in-person programming.

June 3

Virtual Camps begin June 7
In-Person Camps begin June 28

June 2

8-Week Classes begin June 3

June 12

June 24-28, meeting twice daily

8 Sundays beginning July 11
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