Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati - August 2019 Newsletter 

An Invitation to Write

"The dog days of summer were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck." From Wikipedia

Now THERE's a writing prompt...GO!


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Celebrate Every Voice

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Fall Teen Class
Turn Up the Volume:
A Place for Every Voice

Oct 13 - Nov 17

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During this 6-session class, teens and young people in grades 8-12 will use poetry, writing, listening, art, readings and activities as a means of tapping into the courage to believe in their own voices, 'turn it up,' let their voices be heard and speak their truth.

Save the Dates
October 18 & 19

Annual Author Series

Maureen Morehead
Kentucky Poet Laureate

Friday Evening Reading
Why Poetry Matters

Saturday Workshop
A Workshop for
Generating New Poems
Summer Slam
September 6th - 7pm

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Our 2019 Summer Camps
had a Wide Reach

The 2019 Summer Camps for grades 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 were attended by 74 students from 48 school districts across Cincinnati and four different states, including California.  Each weeklong camp featured guest artists and culminated in a public readaround, where writers shared pieces created during camp.

For the first time this year, a unique summer session was held specifically for Young Adults, many of whom grew up attending Summer Camp and asked for programming designed especially for them.  We are grateful to our intergenerational summer teams of facilitators, including:  Janie Baer, Ally Bonhaus, Lisa Heckaman, Jaye Elizabeth Johnson, Bess Lindeman, Liv Linn, Rylie McDonald, Maura O'Dea, Lisa Prantl, Lisa Rocklin, and Keegan Sullivan.
Exploring Cross Cultural Expressions
Image: Carly Strohmaier

Mourning the Creation
of Racial Categories
Part Two: Let Our Loss Be Heard

September 7, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

In the eighth session of this series, we partner with Northern Kentucky University as we explore, once again, race from the lens of categories. Dr. Joan Ferrante, a sociology professor at Northern Kentucky University, and her students created two films that examine the history of racial categories. This second film is inspired by the lives of Margaret and Robert Garner, an enslaved couple who ran toward freedom in Ohio with their four children. The children appear to be of different races, which profoundly affects each of their lives.

After viewing the film, we will write together, and discuss how racial categorization has impacted individuals and society. Facilitated by Diane Debevec with Guest Artist Dr. Joan Ferrante. Please note: This program takes place at WWf(a)C.

For details and registration, click the image above.

From Page to Stage--Women Writers Rock the Laughs

On Tuesday evening, July 30th, twelve women writers braved the stage at Go Bananas Comedy Club to offer an evening of hilarity and fun, all in support of Women Writing for (a)  Change. Making the leap from humorous writing to stand-up comedy, 5-minute plays and songs, these fearless women brought in $2,092 to support the work of Women Writing for (a) Change! 

Thanks and gratitude to Teri Foltz for organizing and producing this evening for the eighth year in a row! And another round of applause to emcee Suz Fleming; comics Janie Baer, Brittany Freudiger, Meg Raut Howes, Drue Johnston, MC Rietz, Ned Sneed and Christine Wilson; singer/songwriter Roberta Schultz; playwrights Diane Germaine and Teri Foltz; and actor/stage hand  Claudia Kasvin. Thanks to each of you for putting the "fun" in fundraiser! 
As the Tides, As the Moon:
Finding Our Vibrancy in the Still Points

September 15-18

Fall Retreat 2019

Join other writers at peaceful Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale, Ohio and explore ways to settle into your own stillness as the tides, as the moon do.

Through a blended schedule of structured and free time - alone and in community - we will explore ways to reconnect to the intuitive wisdom and gentle companionship of nature.

Mornings will allow for free individual writing, afternoons for small groups, and evenings for large group activities and readings. Our retreat offers ample time for writing, walking, art-making, dreaming, and resting. This is an opportunity to go deeply into your writing, to start a new writing project, or to invite writing as a way to rediscover the vibrancy that already lives within you.
Facilitated by Janie Baer and Lisa Rocklin.

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

FREE Sampler Classes
Tuesday PM - August 13
Saturday AM - August 24

Fall Core Classes - 8-Week
Tuesday AM - begins August 27
Tuesday PM - begins August 27

Fall Core Classes - 10-Week
All Gender Wednesday PM - begins September 4

Fall Core Classes - 14-Week
Wednesday PM - begins September 4
Thursday AM - begins September 5

Bundle & Save! 8-Week Fall Terms I & II
Tuesday AM - August 27-December 17
Tuesday PM - August 27-December 17

Exploring Cross Cultural Expressions
Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories
Part Two: Let Our Loss Be Heard - September 7

The Way of Tea - The Japanese Tea Ceremony: Discovery through Ritual & Writing - September 28

Classes for Teens

Craft of Writing Classes
Writer's Studio - begins September 6
Stories in Short Form - begins October 4

Specialty Classes

Write Around the Corner - Original Series

- Sept 15 through 18
Women Writing for (a) Change ®
6906 Plainfield Rd 
Cincinnati, OH  45236