All Programs

Core Classes for Women - 8 week

The featured focus of our Core Classes is writing in community over a period of several weeks. While some writing technique is taught in each class, emphasis is placed on the writer pursuing her own forms of written expression (e.g., poetry, memoir, fiction, non-fiction or journaling).

Core Class Fall Term II Wednesday PM - 8-week

  • Date: 10-24-2018 to 12-19-2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tuition: $249.00
  • Open to: Women

Join us for this 8-week long Wednesday evening class. (See below for options to register for a two-term bundle at a reduced rate.) Note: There will be no class November 21st.

Core Class Fall Term II Thursday AM - 8-week

  • Date: 10-25-2018 to 12-20-2018
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $249.00
  • Open to: Women

Join us for this 8-week long Thursday morning class. (There will be no class November 22).

Core Class Fall Term II Tuesday AM - 8-week

  • Date: 10-30-2018 to 12-18-2018
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $249.00
  • Open to: Women

Join us for this 8-week long Tuesday morning class.

Core Class Fall Term II Tuesday PM - 8-week

  • Date: 10-30-2018 to 12-18-2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tuition: $249.00
  • Open to: Women

Join us for this 8-week long Tuesday evening class.

Core Classes Co-Ed - 10-Week

Co-Ed Core Class Winter Term Wednesday PM - 10-week

  • Date: 11-28-2018 to 02-13-2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tuition: $309.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

Join us for this 10-week long Co-Ed Wednesday evening class. (Please note: There will be no classes on December 26th and January 2nd.)

Specialty Classes for Women

WWf(a)C offers a rich array of specialty classes and workshops. Our specialty classes offer theme-based opportunities for writers and those wishing to explore other forms of creativity in addition to writing. Specialty Classes incorporate WWf(a)C circle practices into each session. Some adult classes are co-ed. Check back often as we offer new programs regularly!

Stay tuned for future offerings.

Co-Ed Specialty Classes

Beverly Coyle Writing Workshop - Listening-Inspired Writing: Finding Hidden Treasure in the Stories of Others

  • Date: 09-22-2018
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuition: $50.00
  • Open to: All Genders 16+

Women Writing for (a) Change Annual Author Series presents author and playwright Beverly Coyle September 22nd for this special writing workshop.

Classes for Girls

All programs focus on topics relevant to young women today and encourage participants to speak out through the art and power of writing.

Girls Fall 2018 Session (grades 4-8) - Mother/Daughter - September 23

  • Date: 09-23-2018
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuition: $50.00
  • Open to: Girls (4th - 8th grade)

Mothers & Daughters: We Are... We believe Mothers and Daughters (and Aunts & Nieces, Big & Little Sisters and Mentor Pairs) have a special relationship, and this series explores and supports this unique pairing.

Girls Fall 2018 Session (grades 4-8) - Mother/Daughter - October 21

  • Date: 10-21-2018
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuition: $50.00
  • Open to: Girls (4th - 8th grade)

Mothers & Daughters: We Are... We believe Mothers and Daughters (and Aunts & Nieces, Big & Little Sisters and Mentor Pairs) have a special relationship, and this series explores and supports this unique pairing.

Girls Fall 2018 Session (grades 4-8) - Mother/Daughter - November 11

  • Date: 11-11-2018
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuition: $50.00
  • Open to: Girls (4th - 8th grade)

Mothers & Daughters: We Are... We believe Mothers and Daughters (and Aunts & Nieces, Big & Little Sisters and Mentor Pairs) have a special relationship, and this series explores and supports this unique pairing.

Classes for Teens

All programs focus on topics relevant to young women today and encourage participants to speak out through the art and power of writing. Open to teens: grades 8-11

Teens Fall 2018 Session (Grades 8-11): Claiming Courageous Curiosity

  • Date: 10-7-2018 to 11-11-2018
  • Time: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuition: $149.00
  • Open to: Teens and Young Women (Grades 8-11)

Watching the news, it seems like ethnic divides are ever-deepening. But how can we solve these complicated problems when each side lives in fear of the other? How do we cross the threshold of fear to get to know those different from ourselves, to help another being bulliedā€¦and stay safe?

Special Events For All

Drumming for Community

  • Date: 09-30-2018
  • Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Price: Love offerings gratefully accepted.
  • Open to: Everyone, All Ages, Family-Friendly

WWf(a)C is creating its own drum circle! All it needs is you. No experience? No worries. This will be a family-friendly, safe, non-competitive space where all skill levels are welcome and celebrated. Join us for a riotous afternoon of joyous rhythm and holy noise. Stay for the optional potluck.

A Taste of Wine & Art...with Words!

  • Date: 10-20-2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tuition: $30.00
  • Open to: All

Women Writing for (a) Change invites you to an evening of community, celebration and fun, all for the benefit of WWf(a)C!

Community Programs For Women

Love Your Words: Writing for a Cause

  • Date: 09-29-2018
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Open to: Women aged 16+

Join High School senior Cara Wagner, as she leads us in writing supportive letters to women around the world through the organization "To Love Ourselves."

Community Programs for Youth

Pleasant Ridge Montessori After School Writing Program - Fall Series

  • Date: 10-9-2018 to 12-11-2018
  • Time: 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Tuition: $90.00
  • Open to: 4th-6th grade girls and boys at Pleasant Ridge Montessori

4th - 6th grade students from Pleasant Ridge Montessori are invited to enroll in our 9-week after school writing program. This after-school writing program will provide a safe and inspiring environment for girls and boys to explore self-expression, writing, reading their words out loud, and listening to one another.

CFLA Discernment Circles

CFLA Discernment Circle I - September 24, 2018

  • Date: 09-24-2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Open to: Women

These gatherings are designed to help determine whether the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) is right for you and you for it.

CFLA Discernment Circle II - November 10, 2018

  • Date: 11-10-2018
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Open to: Women

These gatherings are designed to help determine whether the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) is right for you and you for it.

CFLA Discernment Circle III - December 8, 2018

  • Date: 12-8-2018
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Open to: Women

These gatherings are designed to help determine whether the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) is right for you and you for it.

CFLA Discernment Circle IV - January 14, 2019

  • Date: 01-14-2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Open to: Women

These gatherings are designed to help determine whether the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) is right for you and you for it.

Free Samplers

Join us for a FREE Sampler, designed to introduce new participants to a sampling of our classes before committing to an entire course.

FREE Co-Ed Core Class Sampler - Saturday, October 13

  • Date: 10-13-2018
  • Time: 11:00am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Open to: All Genders 18+

FREE samplers are designed to introduce new participants to the practices used in WWf(a)C Core Classes before committing to the course. Don't forget to register!

FREE Core Class Sampler - Thursday, October 18

  • Date: 10-18-2018
  • Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Open to: Women

FREE samplers are designed to introduce new participants to the practices used in WWf(a)C Core Classes before committing to the course. Don't forget to register!

FREE Core Class Sampler - Tuesday, October 23

  • Date: 10-23-2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Open to: Women

FREE samplers are designed to introduce new participants to the practices used in WWf(a)C Core Classes before committing to the course. Don't forget to register!

Retreats for Women

2018 Fall Retreat: Centering in the Midst of Chaos

  • Date: 10-28-2018 to 10-31-2018
  • Time: 3:30 pm (Sunday) to 1:00 pm (Wednesday)
  • Tuition: $390.00
  • Open to: Women

Take a quiet moment for yourself before the arrival of hectic, year-end activities. Enjoy three days of writing, rest, and renewal at the lovely Transfiguration Center in Glendale, Ohio.

Continuing Education for our Leaders

These programs are designed for women who have completed at least one of the Women Writing for (a) Change leadership programs.

Continuing Education for our Leaders

  • Date: 12-14-2020
  • Price: Varies
  • Open to: WWf(a)C Leadership Graduates

Stay tuned for future offerings!

The Craft of Writing Classes

Building Blocks Intensive: Constructing a Compelling Narrative (8-Class Bundle)

  • Date: 09-21-2018 to 11-16-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $349.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 1: Story and Backstory

  • Date: 09-21-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 2: Opening Pages: Don't Stop Now

  • Date: 09-28-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 3: Giving Purpose to Your characters

  • Date: 10-5-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 4: Moving Through Scene

  • Date: 10-12-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 5: Inner Action / Outer Action

  • Date: 10-19-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 6: Narrative Arc: The Shape of Story

  • Date: 10-26-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 7: Dialogue: Make It Real

  • Date: 11-9-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Building Blocks Intensive: Week 8: Put It Together

  • Date: 11-16-2018
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $55.00
  • Open to: Anyone 18+ who has previously attended a WWf(a)C class. All genders welcome.

WWf(a)C presents eight weeks of intensive study into the art of creating a story. Many of the principles presented in these workshops are applicable to longer works and short story. Throughout these eight weeks, we will examine various elements of story to help participants increase their knowledge and expertise in the construction of a written story. Each workshop is designed with hands-on exercises to help the writer hone an existing manuscript and in the creation of new material.

Write Around the Corner - Original Series

Write Around the Corner - Original Series: Out of the Archives...On to Your Page

  • Date: 10-13-2018
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $35.00
  • Open to: All Genders 16+

In partnership with Fotofocus Biennial: Open Archive, Cincinnati Book Arts Society brought the Lloyd Library's archives into the 21st century with over 20 stunning interpretations of its collections by 13 local artists. Join Annette Januzzi Wick and the Lloyd Library staff to explore and create, with words, your own narratives.

Write Around the Corner - Exploring Cross Cultural Expressions Series

Write Around the Corner - Exploring Cross Cultural Expressions Series: vanessa german: running with freedom

  • Date: 10-6-2018
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuition: $10.00
  • Open to: All Genders 16+

Women Writing for (a) Change partners with the Taft Museum of Art for the first program in this ten-part series. Join facilitators Katherine Meyer and Lisa Rocklin for this special program inspired by the artwork of poet, performer, photographer, and sculptor Vanessa German.