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

An Invitation to Write

Serving ice cream, being a lifeguard at the local pool, or mowing lawns. What was your first summer job and how did it shape your relationship to work? Go!
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Celebrate Every Voice

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LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training - FREE!
August 9th, 9am-4pm

WWf(a)C welcomes Lighthouse Youth & Family Services for a special class to increase competence in discussing sexual orientation and gender identity.

Often subject to harassment, LGBTQ youth have higher rates of depression, suicide and homelessness. This training helps to promote safe, competent and supportive care and environments for LGBTQ young people.

Great Connections Made at Taste of Silverton

The skies cleared and we had a beautiful evening for the annual Taste of Silverton on June 22nd.

Lisa Rocklin and Marilyn Nolan worked the WWf(a)C booth and connected with a lot of people who write and were interested in what we do. Former Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece stopped by (to chat) and we had an engaging conversation.

The event was great fun, with scrumptious food and drink, and an awesome band. We will definitely be back next year!
Gifts of Stock
Do you have stock or other securities that have appreciated in value? Did you know that these can make excellent gifts to WWf(a)C?

Donating appreciated securities, held for over one year, will allow you to avoid long term capital gains tax that would be due if you sold these shares.

Consider making a gift that costs you less! Your charitable gift value and federal tax deductible amount is based on the fair market value of the donated shares, on the date of the gift.

As always, please consult your attorney or financial advisor about benefits or restrictions that may apply to your particular situation.
Bring Your Friends and
Get Ready to Laugh

Join us on July 30th at Go Bananas Comedy Club, for an evening of fun, laughter and support of fellow writers and Women Writing for (a) Change! Suz Fleming will emcee the show, which is produced by Teri Foltz. The hilarity includes stand-up comics Brittany Freudiger, Meg Raut Howes, Drue Johnston, MC Rietz, Ned Sneed and Christine Wilson; singer/songwriters Roberta Schultz and Randy Weeks; playwright Diane Germaine, in her 5-minute play, Izzy's Ashes, with Teri Foltz and Claudia Kasvin; and a lip sync by Eva Lewandowski & Charlie Lobosco.

Enter a door prize drawing at the show, to win a WWf(a)C class voucher worth up to $309 toward one class series.

Tickets available at GoBananas.com. All ticket sales go to Women Writing for (a) Change.
Exploring  Cross Cultural Expressions

Amanda Jones, Constituency, acrylic on canvas, 38" x 42", 2017

Kindred: Our Common Ground

July 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In the seventh of our ten-part series, w e partner with Manifest Creative Research Gallery. Inspired by the exhibit, participants will be led by facilitator Brigid O'Kane in the creative process of considering how visual art communicates that which cannot be said with words.

New and experienced writers are welcome. Bring your favorite writing materials or use supplies provided. Doors open at 9:30 am, come early to mingle and view the art in the Gallery!

For details and registration, click the image above.

Next up, Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories - Part 2, film to be shown at WWf(a)C - September 7th
Registration available soon!
Summer Slam Open Mic Nights!

Who's on the mic? It could be YOU! Join us for Summer Slam OPEN MIC NIGHTS , happening Fridays - July 19, Aug 9, and Sep 6 from 7-9 pm.  These events are free, family-friendly, and open to all! Sign up to take the mic when you arrive that night! Spoken word, poetry, a song, a story-bring something suitable for all ages that you'd like to share in community. If you need to work up your courage, come support the performers as a member of the audience! Hosted by Mount Notre Dame senior Clara Conover. Hope to see you at Summer Slam! Questions? Email Clara!
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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

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

Specialty Classes
Celebrating Our Struggles - begins August 3

- Sept 15 through 18
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