Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy

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2022 Conscious Feminine
Leadership Academy
 

a program of Women Writing for (a) Change®

Transforming culture through conscious feminine leadership, values, and practice.

The Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy, CFLA,  (formerly The Feminist Leadership Academy of Cincinnati) grew out of the realization that many aspects of the Women Writing for (a) Change model inspire and support participants' growth as leaders. The most important resource of this work is a community of leaders who embody emerging consciousness.

Practicum Writing Circles

The 2022 Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy participants are required to plan and hold practicum writing circles, in order to synthesize their learning. The following offerings are free unless otherwise stated and are being held at Women Writing for (a) Change and other locations in Cincinnati. Offerings will be added to this list as they are received. Please consider attending one or more of these practicum circles in support of the CFLA participants!


The Power of Gray: A Contemplative Writing Journey 
to Seek Common Ground

Facilitated by Meg Howes
Open to All Genders
Free

We will use writing and other activities to consider how common ground can be found and what that might look like in today's polarizing society.

Saturday, September 24, 10am-12pm, Knox Presbyterian Church (Social Hall)
Saturday, October 8, 10am-12pm, Knox Presbyterian Church (Social Hall)
Saturday, October 22, 10am-12pm, Knox Presbyterian Church (Social Hall)

Knox Presbyterian Church
3400 Michigan Ave, Cincinnati 45208

Email Meg Howes to register or for more information at meghowes@aol.com.


Mothers Moving Forward

Facilitated by Cathy DeFoor
Open to Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mother Figures of All Ages
Free

Please join us for three writing circles to explore motherhood in our time. During our sessions, we will dive into poetry and stories of our ancestors and earth mothers. Then we will journal to explore our own wisdoms. Do not be scared of the term "writing." These writing circles use Women Writing for (a) Change practices to connect with our inner voices and each other on a deeper level. 

Thursday, September 29, 7-9 pm, Knox Presbyterian Church (Knox Room)
Thursday, October 13, 7-9 pm, Knox Presbyterian Church (Knox Room)
Thursday, October 27, 7-9 pm, Knox Presbyterian Church (Knox Room)

Knox Presbyterian Church
3400 Michigan Ave, Cincinnati 45208

Email Cathy DeFoor to register or for more information at cathydefoor@me.com or call 513-312-1399. 


Listening with and Loving Our Wild World

Facilitated by Mary Ruth Kamp
Open to All 
Optional love offering - 50% will be donated to @wildernesscenter with the rest going to cover any costs.

So many areas of our lives are controlled, domesticated, human only...in thought and in practice. We forget where we come from, how to explore and play, and how wild we truly are.

How do we open ourselves to the wild: within us, within others, and within the entire universe we are a part of? Come explore and connect with OUR WILD WORLD. Come deepen your connection with your authentic self through embodied practices, hands on exploration, contemplative writing, and space to share within a safe and nonjudgmental circle.

In this three-part series, we will use writing prompts, poems and activities to explore all that is Wild. I'd love to circle with you.

This series will be held outside at local parks throughout Wayne County, Ohio with an optional fiery potluck celebration the last Sunday together.

Sunday, October 2, 2-5 pm, Wayne County, Ohio
Sunday, October 9, 2-5 pm, Wayne County, Ohio
Sunday, October 16, 2-5 pm, Wayne County, Ohio

Email Mary Ruth Kamp to register or for more information at mossandmystery@gmail.com


The Great Undoing

Facilitated by Alyssa Brandt
Open to Women and non-binary people ages 16+
Free

The Great Resignation, The Great Exhaustion, The Great Reset…the post-pandemic period we’re in has many names. The Great Undoing is a writing workshop using the practices of Women Writing for (a) Change to connect with our inner voice. We'll use poems, essays, and our own writing to reflect on this transitional time by considering what we're letting go, what we're letting in, and the thrill (and fear) of what comes next.

Saturday, October 1, 10 am-12 pm
Saturday, October 8, 10 am-12pm 
Saturday, October 15, 1-3 pm

Mercantile Library
414 Walnut Street, 12th floor meeting room
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (Metered on-street parking available)

Email Alyssa Brandt to register or for more information at alyssabrandt68@gmail.com


Writing from the Liminal: A Dream Writing Workshop

Facilitated by Rowe Schnure
Open to All Genders
Free

Throughout history, humans have been dreaming, interpreting those dreams and creating dream inspired works of art. In this 3-part workshop, we will engage with writing, meditation and collage to explore our dreams and make meaning of those experiences.Whether you dream every night or scarcely dream at all you are welcome in this class!

Wednesday, October 12, 7-9pm, WWf(a)C (First Floor)
Wednesday, October 19, 7-9pm, WWf(a)C (First Floor)
Wednesday, October 26, 7-9pm, WWf(a)C (First Floor)

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Email Rowe Schnure to register or for more information at weavearowe@gmail.com 


(re)Discovering Our Purpose: A Workshop Series for Creatives and Small Business Owners

Facilitated by Lindsay Way
Open to All Genders 18+
Love Offering Accepted to Support WWf(a)C Scholarship Fund

You might have recently left your job to pursue something new, or you might have been at this for a long time already. Either way, you know what it's like to carry a dream forward. You know the freedom, creativity, and difficulties of forging your own path. This workshop series is a place to connect with each other and to our own stories.

Anyone at any stage of business ownership is welcome to join. Whether you’re daydreaming about something you’ll someday start, or reflecting on a long career, you’re invited to bring your voice to these workshops. 

Wednesday, October 12, 6-8pm, WWf(a)C (Second Floor)
Wednesday, October 19, 6-8pm, WWf(a)C (Second Floor)
Wednesday, October 26, 6-8pm, WWf(a)C (Second Floor)

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Learn more and sign up here [https://www.lindsay-way.com/writingworkshop

 


Diving Into Deep Writing & (Reading)

Facilitated by Elena Estella Green
Open to All Genders
Workshop fee $20 or pay what you can. Proceeds go to The Well in appreciation for the use of their space.

A weekend workshop exploring various methods to deepen the writing process.

What is deep writing?

Writing passionately and well about those things that really matter to you. It involves seven principles: hushing the mind, holding the intention, making choices, honoring the process, befriending the work, evaluation, and doing what's required. ~Eric Maise

Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 1-4pm
2868 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45225

NOTE: The space is on the second floor with about 15 steps to reach it. If you need support or accommodations, email stacy@thewell.world.

Please RSVP by email: eegpoet@aol.com


Contemplative Prayer Mornings

Facilitated by Cissy Eyre
Open to All 
Optional monetary donations accepted to support Women Writing for (a) Change Scholarship Fund

Please join me for two contemplative prayer mornings which will incorporate writing as a way to deepen our prayer experiences. Through Visio Divina, we will contemplate a visual image at deepening levels of reflection and writing. Peragrinatio or "wandering for the love of Christ" comes from early Celtic Christianity and engages us with contemplative walking and writing.

Saturday, October 1, 9am-Noon, Visio Divina
Saturday, October 8, 9am-Noon, Peregrinatio

Both will be held in my home:
14 Cleveland Avenue
Milford, OH 45150

Email Cissy Eyre to register or for more information at cissyeyre@gmail.com.

 


Lineage

Facilitated by Ashley Ferguson
Open to Women and nonbinary individuals
Free

A writing circle designed to explore the impact of the things we carry, consider what we choose to pass on and perhaps decide what we will leave behind.

Thursday, October 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, October 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, November 2, 6:30-8:30pm

Held at Women Writing for (a) Change

Email Ashley Ferguson to register or for more information at ashleyayaferguson@gmail.com.