Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati - October 2016 Newsletter

An Invitation to Write
"Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year's mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer." ~Wallace Stegner
Describe your "autumnal beginning"...Go!

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Books by the Banks
From Stand-Up to Sit-Down

October 10 - 7pm

In partnership with Cincinnati Books By The Banks Festival on October 15th, WWf(a)C presents "From Stand Up To Sit Down" in Arnold's Courtyard, downtown Cincinnati, on Monday, October 10th. WWf(a)C writers Teri Folz, Sandra Lingo, Pam Temple, and Julia Mace present an evening of short plays, songwriting, blogging, spoken word and more.  Annette Januzzi Wick emcees this event. Full menu from Arnold's available. 
25th Anniversary Author Series Presents Leah Stewart

Join us  as we present two very special events featuring novelist and University of Cincinnati professor, Leah Stewart.

Friday, Nov 4, 7:30-9:00pm
FREE Reading and Q&A with reception and book signing. While this event is FREE, please  REGISTER HERE to hold your seat.

Saturday, Nov 5, 1:00-4:00pm
Writing Workshop: Changing Perspective -  $50 per person - REGISTER HERE
How do you decide whether to write in the first person or the third? How do you enter the point of view of someone from a different culture or time, or even just someone who saw the same events from a different angle? Through in-class exercises and discussion, we'll examine what happens when you change perspective. Open to all, ages 16 through adult.

Sponsorship of the Author Series made possible by Annette Januzzi Wick & Mark D. Manley, with gratitude for 25 years of Women Writing for (a) Change
CFLA 2017
The Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy is coming up next summer. Free Discernment Circles are on October 8, December 3 and January 28. Detailed information is on our website.
WWf(a)C V-DAY 2017

We are soliciting original monologues, essays, comedy pieces, poetry and more. Relevant topics are diverse and include sexuality, gynecology, gender-based violence, rape culture, LGBTQ issues and much more. Email your work to Laurie Lambert at  laurie.lambert@hughes.net or send anonymously to Laurie at WWf(a)C, 6906 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati OH 45236
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Over $5,000 In 25 Hours

With  deep gratitude, thank you to all who joined together on September 29th and 30th for the 25-hour Day of Giving Challenge. You doubled the goal! In honor of the 25th Anniversary of Women Writing for (a) Change, your wonderful generosity totaled $5,200 for scholarships and outreach programs. Many, many thanks for sharing your gifts!

"I would like the people who support scholarships to know your donation is really an investment in the future. I have been given amazing opportunities that I could not afford otherwise."  -Scholarship recipient

"Thank you for giving me hope when I had none."
-Outreach program participant
Celebrate With Us!

What an incredible year we've had, celebrating 25 years of Women Writing for (a) Change! The many events and festivities culminate with the 25th Anniversary Party on October 29th, at the Columbia Center on Columbia Parkway in Cincinnati.

Please join us for an evening of fun, food, music, readings and an offering of appreciation to Women Writing for (a) Change founder Mary Pierce Brosmer, as we honor a quarter century for this wonderful organization.

An event raffle will feature several wonderful gift baskets, a private bourbon tasting for twelve and a fabulous first prize: a $1,325 gold and gemstone necklace donated by Heileman & Company. You need not be present to purchase raffle tickets or to win.
25th Anniversary Abundance Circle

On Saturday September 10th, twenty-two women gathered at Women Writing for (a) Change for the 25th Anniversary Abundance Circle. Not exactly sure what to expect, we were universally drawn by the idea of  abundance.

Lisa Hess facilitated the circle using a "small stone" theme based on Fiona Robyn's work in which a small stone is "...a little glimpse into the wonder of life through the portal of a single thing or scene studied carefully".   We were invited to move about the space in search of memories and magical moments of our time in this community, and then to write.

Our subsequent readaround was a collection of memory-snippets, small stones of noticing: a feeling, a poem, a quilt, a friend, special small groups, and so much more.

Food, laughter, and stories were shared afterwards. Gratitude to all!
Join Us At Books By The Banks
October 15

WWf(a)C is pleased to be a part of this FREE, annual event, held at Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati. There are many panel discussions to choose from at this all-day event and we're involved in two:
10:30 - Room 207 Annette Januzzi Wick moderates "How Much is Too Much? Social Media Tips for Authors"
11:30 - Room 209 Diane Debevec will be a part of the panel discussion on local writers groups. Panels last approximately 45 minutes.

Upcoming Classes 
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Free Classes and Samplers
Core Class Sampler October 8

Core Classes - Fall Term II 8-Week
Monday PM begins October 24
Tuesday AM begins October 25
Wednesday Co-Ed PM begins October 19
Thursday AM begins October 20

Specialty Classes
Maintain Your Writer's Shape continues through October 11
Leah Stewart   November 4 & 5

CFLA 2017

Classes For Young Women

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