Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati -  September 2020 Newsletter 

An Invitation to Write

"Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and some pure foolishness." ~May Sarton
"Journal of a Solitude"


How are you including play in your life right now? Or are you? Go!

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Raise the Roof Shelter in the Storm

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$8,821 Raised!

No more leaks! Keep the writing circles dry! These imperatives drove an online fundraiser, Raise the Roof -- Shelter in the Storm on September 2nd and 3rd. Following a very generous early gift, plus rainy day savings, WWf(a)C was $8000 shy of the $31,000 needed for a new roof.

Your generous donations raised $8,821, in two days, bringing us to 102% of the total $31,000 goal. THANK YOU! Tremendous gratitude to the 55 donors who contributed to meet this challenge, and to all of you who support WWf(a)C in so very many ways. You make all the difference.

Thanks also to Pam Temple and Spencer Funk (Wild Carrot Band) and Kelly Richey, who offered videos of songs with themes of rain or shelter. Lisa Rocklin kept the fun going with Facebook live updates, a challenge to guess how many gallons of water were collected from the ceiling leaks January through March, and writing prompts about shelter and the WWf(a)C building and community. Mary Wood-Constable worked behind the scenes coordinating and updating Facebook and our webpages. Gratitude to ALL who made this happen!
Support WWf(a)C When You Shop

Thanks to all who support WWf(a)C through the rewards programs at Kroger, Remke and Amazon Smile. If you are not already registered to support, please click the links above and help out when you shop. We appreciate it!
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WWf(a)C Annual Author Series presents
Mariama J. Lockington
September 25-26

Photo provided by Mariama J. Lockington

The WWf(a)C Annual Author series is pleased to welcome Mariama J. Lockington for two very special virtual events. Her Friday, September 25th reading and talk is open to the community free of charge, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. During the Friday evening presentation, Reading to Survive: #OwnVoices Representation in Children's Literature, Mariama will read excerpts from her debut middle grade novel For Black Girls Like Me, while discussing her personal journey with reading, writing, and the importance of seeing oneself reflected in literature as a young person. On Saturday morning, September 26th, Mariama will facilitate a 2.5-hour intergenerational workshop, Writing to Survive: Crafting the Story of Your Heart, open to all genders, all ages 12+.

Friday, September 25th - 7:00 - 8:30 pm EDT Reading (via Zoom) - Free Registration

Saturday, September 26th - 10 am - 12:30 pm EDT Workshop (via Zoom) - $50
 
With gratitude and appreciation to the anonymous donor who made this event possible.

Wine, Words & You

Tickets now available for this year's Wine, Words & You event, which is virtual this year! Guest poet Manuel Iris will read, in addition to four writers from WWf(a)C.

Richard Goering of DEPS fine Wines and Spirits will present brief information sessions on the wines selected for the event. These will alternate with several social breakout sessions. A raffle and a silent auction will be held online too.

See our website for the featured wines and ticket/support levels that include wine or wine and food bites for pick up, and even Patron and Sponsorship levels with delivery. Don't miss it!
Upcoming Classes 
All adult classes and youth classes will be held VIRTUALLY for the remainder of 2020.

*Please click the class name for details and to Register.  Many courses run several weeks.
Please note that at this time all classes are via Zoom online conferencing.

Fall Term Core Classes
14-Week Wednesday PM - begins September 9
14-Week Thursday AM - begins September 10
10-Week Tuesday AM - begins September 15
10-Week Wednesday AM - begins September 16

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