Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati - April / May 2017 Newsletter 

An Invitation to Write
Gather up your journal and favorite pen and go somewhere new to write: take in a downtown skyline, get out in nature--anyplace you wouldn't usually go.


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Save the Date:

Tuesday Evening
July 25th

An Evening of
Female Comics & MORE

We are changing it up a bit this year with Comics plus Pint-Sized Plays by our very own Teri Foltz--read by actors from our community.
- a play by
Diane Germaine -

Saturday, April 29
held at Women Writing for (a) Change

"NOT YET" is a funny, acerbic, poignant two-character play about Sima, an elderly parent/Artist, and Tracy, her middle-aged daughter/Writer, and concerns the loss of independence and the struggle to remain vital and visible under current the process of aging.

SEEKING:  actress to play/read Tracy. Acting experience is a plus.

INTERESTED?  A udition sign-up at email below. Please send a Bio with contact information in a Word or PDF document including cell phone number to:

If you have a JPEG headshot please send. There will also be a sing-up sheet at WWf(a)C.
QUESTIONS? 513-731-8847 or 513-801-7690 cell/text.
Meaningful Mondays:
In Memory Of
Leslie Cannon

May 8, 7-8pm

Join us for a very special evening, as the readers will all be reading in memory of Leslie Cannon. Meg and Elizabeth Cannon, and members of Leslie's writing circles will read in the courtyard of Arnold's, downtown Cincinnati.

Arrive early, as Arnold's full menu and bar will be available for purchasing food and drink. Free event, but registration is strongly encouraged.  Register Here

Young Women Poets Were A Hit At The April 10 Meaningful Mondays!

April 10 was an exceptional Meaningful Monday, with six poets from the Young Women Writing for (a) Change community reading their original works. Maddie Basil, Elizabeth Johnson, Cecilia Fu, Irene Calderon, Rylie McDonald and Maddie Horton delighted the crowd.

We were so honored to have them read!

Book Discussion Group
Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Book Groups! We are taking a brief hiatus to refresh our book selections and will be back soon! 
Barbara Crooker Visits

Barbara Crooker brought her poetry to life April 7th at Women Writing for (a) Change. In a program called The Place These Words are Coming From, she read about hearts, hopes, wild geese, coffee and chocolate--fascinating poems about both the complex and the commonplace in life. A lyrical lightness characterized Barbara's reading, with phrases often expressed with her hands as well as her voice. The audience of more than fifty delighted in hearing the poetry and  comments about how she writes. "The image is the heart of the poem," she stated. "We write what we are living." 
The next afternoon, on April 8th, Barbara led an inspiring three-hour workshop for 19 eager writers. She offered writing prompts that used imagery as a way to spur writing. In the workshop, titled Postcards from the Heart, she used actual postcards as visual prompts. Some of the cards featured images of various works of art.  Participants wrote imaginative pieces in poetry, essay, and dialogue. 
Many commented on the good fortune they felt, having the opportunity to hear Barbara Crooker read, and expressed appreciation to the anonymous donor who made this author visit possible. 
Register Now For
2017 Summer Camps

Summer Camps are filling up quickly! Voted one of the top five camps by Cincinnati Magazine in 2016, we have a great schedule for Girls, Teens and Young Women.

Theme: Speaking Up, Listening Closely
Theme: This Is My Heart, It Is a Good Heart
(Both camps are identical in content)
Theme: The Journey
Theme: "Courage, Dear Heart" ~C.S. Lewis
Make new friends (and reconnect with old friends) in a safe and inviting space.  Tuition for summer camps is $275 (full-day) or $155 (half-day).  
Poetry Girl To Benefit WWf(a)C,
Circle Tail And UC-CCM's Acting Program

"Poetry Girl is a poem-play which tenderly and wisely narrates the joys and sorrows of  growing up. The place may be "Pleasant Ridge" of the 1960s and 70s but it becomes everyplace / anyplace in the hands of the playwright-poet. I see it inviting today's girls  and their mothers into writing and conversations about friendships, secrets, loss, and love. A treasure to be sure!!!!" ~ Mary Pierce Brosmer, Founder of Women Writing for (a) Change

Beginning April 6th, visit  www.poetrygirl.org  to download Nancy Jones' "poem play" in a recording made by students in the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Acting Program, or download the script-book for a Kindle or Nook.
(Suggested donations of $10 and $20).
PoetryGirl.org t-shirts can be purchased at
www.Booster.com/poetrygirl in purple, pink or black with  neon green type: short- ($20) or long-sleeve ($25) t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among three local non-profits, including Women Writing for (a) Change, Circle Tail Service Dogs and scholarships for U.C. CCM, Acting Program.

Upcoming Classes 
*Please click the class name for details and to Register.  Many courses run several weeks.

FREE Public Readarounds
Wednesday (Women's 15-Week Class) - April 19 Men & Women Welcome
Monday PM - April 24 - Women Only
Tuesday AM - April 25 - Women Only

FREE Core Class Samplers

Core Classes Summer Term 8-Week
Tuesday AM  - begins Jun 6
Wednesday Co-Ed PM - begins Jun 7
Thursday AM - begins Jun 8

Specialty Classes
Maintain Your Writer's Shape  - Apr 4 - May 23

Classes for Young Women

Summer Camps
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6906 Plainfield Rd 
Cincinnati, OH  45236