Newsletter - February 2016

An Invitation to Write
"The most important thing people did for me was to expose me to new things." -- Temple Grandin
What new experience have you had recently?  Go!
 25th Anniversary Events!
Coming Up April 8th & 9th
First in the 25th Anniversary Author Series!
Click here for our listing of Special 25th Anniversary Events happening throughout 2016. We would love to see you this year to help us celebrate!

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The U.S. Constitution: Myths and Truths

February 27, 3-4:30pm

Thanks to our good friends, Women's Way of Ohio and Northern Kentucky, we are pleased to offer this fascinating presentation/discussion with Attorney, Ellen M. Kozak.

Macy's Arts Sampler
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10:30am-1pm

WWf(a)C will participate in this annual city-wide event, hosted by ArtsWave, sponsored by Macy's.  All are welcome to join us for 45 minute writing circles (10:45 and 11:45). Meet our facilitators. Learn about WWf(a)C. Take a tour. Light refreshments will be served.  This free event is open to the public.
  S upport Women Artists Now!
March 19, Noon-6pm

J oin us for our 6th Annual SWAN Day Celebration! 
Readings by WWf(a)C Writers and Bloggers, Visual Artists and Musical Performances.
We still have a few spots left for readers!  Current and past WWf(a)C class participants are invited to share a piece of original humor writing or blog posting during this event. For details, please contact Sandy Lingo at
SWAN  Day is an international celebration designed to showcase the power and diversity of women's creativity.
Community of Stories: A Creative Writing Experience

March 12 & 13
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This two-day, free writing workshop at School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) will provide participants with introduction to a variety of writing activities, after which participants will be given time to write, reflect, and share in small writing circles, led by experienced writing mentors. This event is open to community members, high school students, and teachers and is an opportunity for print publication in "Community of Stories Literary Journal."

  Kroger Rewards Program
Please Re-Enroll!


Even if you have signed up in the past, all members must re-enroll in the Kroger Rewards Program to continue supporting WWf(a)C.


Click HERE  for simple   instructions.   

Thank you to all

 who have joined so far, your efforts are making a

real difference!


Donor Recognition and Appreciation
We could not do it without you!
With immense gratitude, we recognize all who made gifts to Women Writing for (a) Change during 2015. Your enthusiastic generosity fosters the special uniqueness and vitality that brings Women Writing for (a) Change to this milestone 25 th Anniversary!
Your gifts provide scholarship support, programs for those in less advantaged life situations, and a focus on quality in all classes. You are an essential part of the team, filling a gap of 37% between tuitions received and the costs to run the transformative writing programs you so love. You, our donors, literally help keep the doors open for all! You make a life changing difference.  With grateful appreciation, a huge "
Thank You!" to all listed here:

V-DAY Reflections, by Terri Belford
V-Day 2016 Readers 
On Friday, February 12th, approximately 100 supporters attended the 4th Annual V-Day event at Women Writing for (a) Change.
Founded in 1998 by Eve Ensler, playwright, performer, activist and author of The Vagina Monologues, V-Day is a global creative movement to increase awareness of gender-based violence. V-Day stages large-scale benefits and produces innovative gatherings, films, and campaigns to educate and change social attitudes  towards violence against women.
Worldwide, the V-Day movement has raised over $100 million for  education about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media, and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses.
Last year, women in our Cincinnati writing community read pieces from "The Vagina Monologues."  This year, I was honored
to be among the twenty-two courageous women who shared in prose and poetry their personal experiences.  The accounts of abuse, rape and sexual discovery were poignant and deeply moving. Interspersed with lighter pieces, the readings provided a full range of emotions, bringing the audience to tears as well as much appreciated laughter.  

Poet and WWf(a)C facilitator Laurie Lambert
Laurie Lambert 
organized and directed the event, titled "Hometown Monologues: Voices from our Village". This year our V-Day event brought in close to $2000. All proceeds from this event support local programs for women who have suffered domestic violence.
Be a Reader!
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, WWf(a)C will be publishing an anthology of our writers' works!  As a first step, we are calling for women who would like to be part of the editorial process.  If you would like to read a portion of the submissions and help in the selection of works to be part of the printed edition,
please contact Claudia Kasvin at: This is an opportunity to read the works of different members of our community you might not have previously encountered.  Writers who are not published in the print edition will have their works published in our upcoming online magazine.  And to answer the most asked question:  Yes, if you are a reader, you may still submit your work for inclusion in the anthology! 
Meaningful Mondays Continues
at Arnold's 

March 7, 2016, 7pm
Once again, Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard returns to Arnold's Bar and Grill , downtown Cincinnati. Four poets from the WWf(a)C community read their original works beneath the city lights in this famed courtyard.  T he event is free, but registration is recommended.  Poets for March 7 are Phebe Beiser, Mary Dusing, Andrea Rotter and Eleanor Bowman.
Mary Ann Reese, Maura Kennedy Anaya, Darby Lyons and Gwyneth Stewart were our February 8 poets.

Upcoming Classes 

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


Core Classes

Free Core Class Sampler for Women

Saturday, March 12    

Core Classes begin March 21


Specialty Classes

continues March 1 - 15; drop-ins welcome! 
Big Work - Sunday, April 17
Spring SoulCollage   - Friday, April 22
25th Anniversary Author Series
Classes For Young Women
2016 Summer Camps begin June 20! 

FREE Sunday Book Group:
March 6:   The Price of Salt  - with Phebe Beiser

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6906 Plainfield Rd 
Cincinnati, OH  45236