Newsletter - March 2016

An Invitation to Write
The flowers are up!  The birds are out!  What excites you the most about Spring?
 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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Summer Camps

Save The Date!!
In celebration of 25 years WWf(a)C is holding a reunion for all who have participated in our classes -- Monday, June 20
7:00 - 9:30 PM
More information to come!
Poetry in the Garden

Tuesdays, April 5 - 26, 7pm

National Poetry Month is being celebrated this April by The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County with the 18th annual
Poetry in the Garden  series. Winners include WWf(a)C writers and current students, who will be among the poets reading in the Popular Library Lounge at the Main Library.
Meaningful Mondays

April 11 - 7pm

Join WWf(a)C poets Nancy Jones, Roberta Schultz, Anjali Nelson and Holly Dehner as they read their original works in the courtyard at Arnold's, downtown Cincinnati.
Eleanor Bowman, Mary Dusing, Phebe Beiser and Andrea Rotter were our March Poets
Photo courtesy Annette Januzzi Wick
Congratulations to
Jaye Johnson!

  Jaye was recently named a top finalist in the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2016 Overture Awards in the Creative Writing category. A long-time participant in YWWf(a)C circles, teen assistant in our summer camp programs, and graduate of our 2013 Young Women's Feminist Leadership Academy, Jaye has had a positive impact on many in our community. She is a senior at Wyoming High School and well on her way to many more wonderful achievements.  We are proud of you, Jaye!  
SWAN Day Celebration
Raison D'Etre perform
SWAN Day 2016, celebrated in our building March 19 th  2016, was another success!  For the sixth year, Women's Way of Ohio and Northern Kentucky collaborated with Women Writing for (a) Change to celebrate internationally acclaimed S upport W omen A rtists N ow Day.  With a medley of art forms including painting, textiles, jewelry, readings, drama, dance, choreography, vocals, and music, this was indeed a day to remember! Many thanks to all who participated as artists and supporters. Special thanks to my planning colleagues Bev Bowers and Sandy Lingo.  Brava to all! 
~ Diane Debevec
Alison Luterman
25th Anniversary Author Series

April 8, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
April 9, 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Alison Luterman
Join us as the 25th Anniversary Author Series kicks off on April 8th and 9th with two very special events featuring Alison Luterman. Friday, April 8, is a FREE talk/reading on the topic: Coming Into My Own Voice.  Refreshments and book signing will follow the presentation. On April 9, she will facilitate Raising Our Voices: A Writing Workshop, open to all, ages 16 and up.

Alison Luterman is a poet, essayist and playwright.  She has three books of poetry... (Read More)

April 8 FREE Reading

April 9 Workshop - Details and Register Here

In Memory of Leslie Cannon

Leslie Cannon, writer, humorist, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many, passed away March 7, 2016. Leslie attended classes at Women Writing for (a) Change from the earliest days in the 1990's, including retreats at Knob's Haven in Loretto, KY. She continued organizing writing retreats with and for friends at Knob's Haven for several years, the most recent in January 2016. Leslie was a founding WWf(a)C Foundation Board officer, and wrote and published our newsletter for several years. One of her close friends shared, " Women Writing was pivotal for Leslie - it nurtured her writing and her unique voice in a way that continued for the rest of her years, and it brought her together with many women of all ages and walks of life who became friends." 

Leslie's daughters, Elizabeth and Meg, have lovingly created the Leslie Cannon Memorial Scholarship for Young Women Writing for (a) Change.  The many thoughtful memorials will reduce financial barriers for girls and young women who wish to attend our writing classes and summer camps. On behalf of our young writers, we are grateful for the many who have contributed to this scholarship, and share our sadness with all who will miss the remarkable Leslie Cannon.
Youshare Project

Ashlee Brown Blewett and her husband, Nick, have created a global writing community with an emphasis on civility.  

" In January 2015, my husband, Nick, and I launched an online global community of writers and readers like no other. We were tired of the negative, divisive, and fear-based rhetoric we heard and saw every time we flipped on the news or read popular websites (especially the comments sections)-so we decided to stop complaining about it and start being the change we want to see in the world. We launched the Youshare Project:
with the dream of creating a more conscious and thoughtful global society."  Continue Reading

Calling Female Comics!

Ever want to try stand-up comedy?  Here's your chance to develop your act as part of Women Writing for (a) Change's  Evening of Female Comics  Fundraiser.  Teri Foltz will coach a small group of women to put the show together.  This year's event will be Tuesday evening, July 19, at Go Bananas Comedy Club.  If interested, or to find out more, please email Teri Foltz at .

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

Summer Core Classes - Stay tuned for more information!
25th Anniversary Author Series

Specialty Classes
continues March 22-May 10; drop-ins welcome! 
Big Work - Sunday, April 17
Spring SoulCollage   - Friday, April 22
Desire Map Workshop  Saturday, April 30
Summer Retreat 2016

Classes For Young Women

FREE Sunday Book Group:
April 3:   - with Laurie Lambert
May 1:  Splitting An Order - with Laurie Lambert
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Cincinnati, OH  45236