Stronger Together: A Writing Circle for Chronic Conditions

Facilitator: Janie Baer and Karen Novak

  • Date: 03-1-2020 to 05-17-2020
  • Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Tuition: $245.00
  • Open to: Women 18+

Are you traveling in the company of chronic illness or pain? Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Disability or the like? Join us as we, in community, explore various forms of writing as a means of sharing our stories.

In this six-session class, we will try our hands at everything from fiction to poetry to memoir as we give voice to the challenges and unexpected gifts of living with a chronic condition.

Your facilitators have experiences of their own to share: Janie Baer is in her fourth decade of dealing with diabetes and Karen Novak is coming to terms with severe scoliosis. We both know and believe in the power of writing to bring meaning and joy to difficult physical situations.

Six Sundays: March 1 & 15; April 5 & 19; May 3 & 17

Questions about the class? Contact Karen Novak at

Location & Special Instructions

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


Scholarships in varying amounts are available for our programs depending on need and availability of funds. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for one of our classes, click here to download our PDF application. Call 513-272-1171 if you have further questions.

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