Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati - November 2018 Newsletter 

An Invitation to Write

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
~Thornton Wilder
What are you grateful for? Go!



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Conscious Feminine
Leadership Academy
Discernment Circles

CFLA 2019 will take place next summer, with lead facilitators Mary Pierce Brosmer, Founder of WWf(a)C, and Diane Debevec, Executive Director of WWf(a)C. Learn more about CFLA and the application process  here. If CFLA interests you, please attend one (or preferably both) of the Discernment Circles listed below. These gatherings are designed to help determine whether CFLA is right for you and you for it.

December 8th, 10-Noon
January 14th, 7-9pm

Register here, at no charge.

Be a part of our annual WWf(a)C V-DAY event!

WWf(a)C is soliciting original monologues, comedy pieces, essays, poems and rants for our 7th annual V-DAY event to be held the weekend of February 8, 2019. The purpose of this annual presentation is to stand up against gender-based violence and to raise awareness in our community.

All genders are welcome to submit and participate. We're looking for pieces about sexuality, relationships, gender-based violence, LGBTQ issues, feminism, rape, harassment and much more. Email your questions, ideas or completed pieces of 800 words or less to llambert@womenwriting.org.
Snail mail anonymous submissions to Laurie Lambert c/o WWf(a)C,
6906 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236. We provide readers if desired.

Deadline December 1st.  
Gift Certificates for
the Holidays

Do you know someone who would love to take a class at WWf(a)C? A Gift Certificate may be just the nudge that is needed. These are available in any amount and can be used toward classes at Women Writing for (a) Change in Cincinnati.

Please contact Sally Schneider to purchase, or call 513-272-1171.

Deadline to order is Monday, December 17th!
IRA Rollover Gifts

Are you at least 70 1/2 and need to take a Required Minimum Distribution each year from your IRA account? Do you love and want to support Women Writing for (a) Change?  You can avoid increasing your taxable income with that distribution, by setting up your gift as a distribution to be sent  directly from  your IRA. 

Known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution, this transfer can be accomplished simply, and with tax savings, by contacting your IRA account administrator to set up for a direct transfer from your IRA to WWf(a)C.  The funds must come directly from the IRA administrator to qualify.  As always, please consult your financial advisor regarding your individual situation.
Programming supported in part by

Wine Event Supports
WWf(a)C Mission

Readers, L to R: Inga Harris, Alan Hundley, Leslie Clark,  Mary Kuramoto and Carol Walkner

Thanks to all who attended A Taste of Wine & Art...with Words on October 20! This fun, lively, artistic evening brought in $8,297 and cleared $6,232 in support of writing circles, outreach, scholarships and all programs of Women Writing for (a) Change! Gratitude to committee members who created this event. Also, much appreciation to the readers who shared their voices through writing, showing what WWf(a)C is all about.

Cincinnati Poet Laureate, Manuel Iris (2nd from right) and his wife, Claudia Velez, chat with other attendees.

A day to support Scholarships
and Outreach
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2019 Winter Retreat:  Aging With Intention -- Seeing Ourselves at Last
February 17 - 20, 2019

As we age, the way that society sees us changes. Consider this annual retreat as an opportunity to get a clearer view of who we really are!

Join us as we use Women Writing for (a) Change practices to explore the meaning of seeing ourselves with new eyes. At this retreat you will get lots of time to rest, write, read, and dream. Enjoy accommodations at the lovely Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale. Take this time with us to focus on who you are now and who you see yourself becoming. Facilitated by Diane Debevec, Executive Director of WWf(a)C and Karen Novak, WWf(a)C Facilitator and accomplished novelist.

SoulCollage® Saturday Workshop:
Crossing the Threshold
December 1st, 1-5pm

"The Fool" SoulCollage® Image by Lisa Rocklin

Unlock your own inner wisdom and self-care as we consider the theme of "Crossing the Threshold," whether that be literal or metaphorical. Incorporating WWf(a)C practices, you will learn to work with images and your intuition to create collages of deep personal reflection and write about the experience. All materials included. No previous experience required. Facilitated by Lisa Rocklin with Guest Artist Fabricia Duell.

Open to Women and Girls 16+. Register here!
Upcoming Classes 
*Please click the class name for details and to Register.  Many courses run several weeks.

Core Classes - 8-Week - Winter Term
Tuesday AM - begins January 15
Tuesday PM - begins January 15
Wednesday PM - begins January 16
Thursday AM - begins January 17

Co-Ed Core Class - 10-Week Winter Term
Wednesday PM - begins November 28

Write Around the Corner - Original Series
Past as Present - November 18

Craft of Writing Classes
Building Blocks Intensive   - continues November 16

Specialty Classes
Write Nights - continues November 15
Writing Back the Sun - December 21
Celebrating Our Struggles - begins January 19

2019 Winter Retreat - February 17-20

Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA)
Discernment Circles continue December 8th.
Women Writing for (a) Change ®
6906 Plainfield Rd 
Cincinnati, OH  45236