Upcoming Events

Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the CourtyardMeaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard

Meaningful Mondays: Women Poets in the Courtyard: October 12 and November 9 at 7 pm at Arnold's downtown, Cincinnati. Four women poets from the Women Writing for (a) Change community read their original works beneath the city lights of this famed courtyard.  The event is free, but registration is suggested. Full menu available from Arnold's. 
October 12 Poets: Nancy Watrous, Pam Temple, Caitlin Rettenmaier and Karen Jaquish
November 9 Poets: Kathy Wade, Maddie Basil, Toni Lackner and Leslie Clarke
Register for the October 12th event HERE

Arnold’s Bar & Grill
210 E. Eighth St., Downtown
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Books by the BanksBooks by the Banks

Women Writing for (a) Change Partners with Books by the Banks Festival:
Contest: Want a chance to mingle with local and national authors? Enter Books by the Banks contest for two tickets for the author’s reception, held the night before the festival, October 16, 5:30-7:30, at the Mercantile Library.  Click HERE for information. 
Books by the Banks Panel, Sponsored by Women Writing for (a) Change: The Scribe and Muse: Finding the Practices that Work for You.  Three Cincinnatians share insights about writing in specific genres, including poetry, comedy and journalism, as well as launching and sustaining a successful writing practice through blogging, writing groups, workshops and publication. With Bucky Ignatius, President, Greater Cincinnati Writer’s League, published poet, Sandy Lingo, blogger, humor writer at WWfaC, former teacher and Elissa Yancey, Professor of Journalism, University of Cincinnati, narrative storytelling, WordPlay literacy advocate. 

Never heard Sandy Lingo talk about her writing before?  Saturday, October 17, 11 a.m., hear Sandy share insights gleaned from writing circles to Iowa Writer’s Workshops, from penning a humor blog to stand-up comedy, and how the heck she manages to travel, create those fabulous desserts as the unofficial / official WWf(a)C hostess, all while making us laugh.  

More information on these programs and authors can be found HERE.
Cincinnati's annual Books by the Banks Festival returns to the Duke Energy Convention Center on October 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope to see you at the event! 

Raising Women's Voices: From Cincinnati to Capetown

When journalist and Cincinnati native Kimberly Burge organized a writing group near Cape Town, South Africa, she discovered a group of extraordinary young women who belonged to the first generation born into a post-apartheid world.  Join us for a book signing and conversation with the author, along with local women writers and special guests from service agencies that work locally in support of women’s needs and voices.  This event is free and light refreshments will be served.  Tuesday, October 20, 6pm, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati 898 Walnut Street.  Sponsored in part by WWf(a)C!  

Sing for Your Life: Finding Your Voice through Singing and Songwriting

November 7, 14, 21, 2015 · 10am-12:30pm
A workshop series for “non-singers” at WWf(a)C
“If you can walk you can dance
If you can speak you can sing”
- African proverb
Have you ever had your voice silenced, told you “can’t sing” by some choir director in Elementary school, maybe? In this casual and collaborative series of circle meetings, we’ll explore, through writing, our loss of voice and find our voices (maybe for the first time in a long time, or maybe on a deeper level), using group vocalizing activities and group a Capella singing. As we explore the very basics of songwriting with easy form- and melody-creation prompts, you will be invited to bring your essential voice into yourself through the healing salve of singing, chanting or reading your own words, creating your personal Soul “Song”.
Will I have to sing a solo in front of a group? NO. You are welcome to
sing, chant, read alone, with a partner or not at all, as your comfort level
speaks to you. Singing is invited throughout this workshop, but is not
I’m not a musician. Is this for me? YES! No previous musical
training/experience needed. Experience is also welcome.
I write poetry, but am not a songwriter or singer. Will I fit in? YES! No
previous singing or songwriting skills or experience required.
I don’t play an instrument. Can I still come? YES! No accompaniment is
needed for this work.
I do play an instrument. Can I bring it? YES! You are welcome to
accompany your words.
Pam Temple, singer-songwriter with award-winning American Roots music group, Wild Carrot, and radio announcer/music host for Cincinnati-area NPR affiliate stations, will lead these workshops as part of fulfilling requirements for certification in CFLA through Women Writing for (a) Change.
$45 series, $20 single class (sliding scale available).  Register:  513-382-2560 or wildcarrot@wildcarrot.net
This program is open to women.

The Many Faces of Writer's BlockThe Many Faces of Writer's Block

Saturdays, December 5th, 12th, 19th, 2015. $60
Facilitator: Kelly Richey
Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this three-part series, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we will create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck.
 * An excellent complement to WWf(a) Core Classes
* An innovative modality for working with Writer’s Block
* Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present 
Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach, and has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally.  Kelly will lead these workshops as part of the certification requirements to become a facilitator as part of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) through Women Writing for (a) Change.
To register, contact Kelly Rickey: kelly@kellyrichey Office: 513.407.8760 Cell: 513.404.1820 

Women’s Way of OH/KY Events at WWf(a)C

For Details and Reservations on Women's Way of OH/KY Salons and Events, please call 513-923-1414. 
October 17th
Salon: led by Teri Foltz
4:30-7pm.  More details soon.
November 14th
Salon:  It's time to Speak Up and Be Heard! even if you just want to sit in the back...with Eva Lewandowski and Charlie Lobosco.
Voicing our opinions has become more important than ever but it can be difficult when the fear of stepping into the spotlight takes over. Eva and Charlie are on a mission to help you make a difference in the workplace, your life and the world by learning how to share your message!  In this workshop, you'll learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to quickly bring down the fear, along with other tips to ease your anxiety, and then you'll get to practice with easy, fun, improv exercises.
December 4th
A Traveler in Winter 2015 Christmas Show
They say you can never go home again, but it's not true. We are coming back to where it all began this Dec. 4th. Join Krista Detor, Tim Grimm and Tracy Walker to celebrate "A Traveler in Winter-2015" Christmas show. Co-Sponsored by Women Writing for(a) Change  and Womens Way of OH-KY. 
For Details/Reservations: 513-923-1414 
Doors open 6:30, Show begins at 7PM
$20 if you can and less if you can't.