Patricia's Daughter, Rene,
  has recently produced a
  Radio show for  women
  writers, "Women Writing for
  A Change".  The program is
  now airing  in Cincinnati,

See Below for more  information

Woman writing for (a) Change courses are planned to provide time, space, and community to support the lives of:
  • woman just beginning to find their voices
  • long-time writers in need o f new sources of inspiration and discipline
  • women in transition
  • women for whom writing is an important spiritual and therapeutic practice.
  • women in the arts who want to write to open up new avenues of expression
  • women involved in helping professions, who want to write as a way of keeping themselves intact when so much energy is going out

Time in the Work- shops will be spent

  • working together to create a supportive atmosphere
  • writing together
  • sharing writing and hearing the writing of other participants and facilitators
  • brainstorming ways of continuing (and widening) this community of writers
  • reading and discussing stories, poems and articles
  • learning to identify internal/external systems which silence
  • helping one another act to change these systems

Core values of the workshops

  • respect for each writer's voice and words
  • building skill and confidence in writing without criticism or evaluation


       FOR WOMEN     


Fall - Winter 1999

SECTION ONE - Mondays August 23- December 6, 1999

SECTION TWO  - Tuesdays August 24 - Dec 7, 1999

SECTION THREE - Wednesday August 25 - Dec 8, 1999

SECTION FOUR - Thursdays August 26- December 9, 1999

 Classes meet from
 7:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition for semester $400

Winter - Spring 2000

SECTION ONE  -  Mondays January 17 - May 1, 2000

SECTION TWO - Tuesdays January 18 - May 2, 2000

SECTION THREE - Wednesdays January 19 - May 3, 2000

SECTION FOUR - Thursdays January 20 - May 4, 2000

Classes meet from
 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Tuition for semester $400
Open classes for Women
(no fee)


November 15, 16, 17 & 18, 1999

April 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2000

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Please join us as we broaden our circle of women to include our women friends, colleagues, and family members.  Once each semester we invite other women to write with us, and to hear what we've been writing.

"The moment I walked into the    Writing Hal I knew I had come home." 
 - Kathy Wade

An evening of intention and intimacy; where else does this happen in my life?                   -Carolyn Brookbank

Thich Nhat Hahn said, "when the Buddha returns to the earth she may come not in an individual body, but in the form of community."  I feel her presence here.     
- Susan Glassmeyer



I am inspired to write by the courage that other women have in their writing.  My first term in WWF(a) C, I wrote my best after Barbara Tonne read a piece about her father and the accident that changed her family forever.  Because she could name this story, and bravely sing parts of it, I wanted to share a part of my story in words as compelling and beautiful.  last term my best writing was inspired by Robyn Breiman's reading a series of pieces in response to a number of prompts we had both shared.  In listening t Robyn, I realized I had missed opportunities to create beauty.  I am sure I had good reasons, week after week, not to write.  But they weren't as good as the work Robyn produced.  Because of her reading, I knew I could share another piece of my own story in the group.

It is not a competitive thing, this group, I do not hear another's words and think. "I can do better."  I hear others' words and feel an energy which flows as a benediction on the group.  Each woman's act of bravery stimulates another writer.  This energy is completely unpredictable, but as real as any other force in my writing.

The group also forms a receptacle for receiving words.  So often I write of things I think of as unimportant.  but I can bring those writings here, and there is a welcome for it.  This is incredibly empowering.

- Sandra Grady

My great passion in this life is to write.  I write in my daily journal and my dream journal.  I write essays on my computer, letters to my daughter, e-mails to family and friends around the world.  And for most of my life, I felt guilty taking the time away from my other responsibilities to write.  by becoming a part of the writing community here at WWF (a) C I have found justification for putting my words onto paper.  My efforts here are honored and respected; and I know that I am among many others who also struggle to find a place in their busy lives for their writing.  Within the circle of our writing we share friendship and the honesty of our words.  Here I feel an energy that assures me that I am truly alive when I write.

- Patty DeBlasis
Women Writing for (a) Change
  4850 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 (513) 272-1171

Women Writing for (a) Change
                     On the radio
          WVXU 91.7 FM - SUNDAYS AT 9:00 PM.           

a weekly discussion with women about writing and life

                      WVXU 91.7 FM  SUNDAYS AT 9:00 P.M.

listen to ordinary/extraordinary women writers

reading their words

speaking their truths

telling their stories

inspiring your words

Women Writing for (a) Change on the Radio

bringing women to words and the words of women to the world



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