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Member Newsletter — March 2023

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Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash   “Hear me as a woman/Have me as your sister/On purpled battlefield breaking day, /So I might say our victory is just beginning, /See me as change, /Say I am movement, /That I am the year/And I am the era/ Of the women.” Amanda Gorman   March 2023   This writer is not usually ...

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Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

  By Janet L. Boyd Membership Coordinator of Women Who Write, Inc. When my kitchen phone rang one afternoon in 1993, I wasn’t surprised to hear my brother’s voice on the line. He traveled extensively for work, owned an early version of the now ubiquitous mobile phone, and often called me from the road. “Hey,” he said, “I’m in a ...

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March Meeting featuring Erin Keane at the St. Matthews Library — Mar 14, 2023

Photo courtesy of Erin Keane

  At our March meeting—Tuesday, March 14, beginning at 6:30 PM at the St. Matthews Branch of the public library—3940 Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY 40207, we will welcome author Erin Keane for a reading and a lively conversation about her book. Erin Keane is a critic, poet, essayist, and journalist. She’s the author of Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me (Belt ...

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Member Newsletter — February 2023

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash   You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sandcastles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible.” ~Anne Lamott~ Dear Woman, Who Writes— The ...

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February Meeting featuring Lynnell Edwards at the South Central Library and via Zoom — Feb 21, 2023

Photo courtesy of Lynnell Edwards

  On Tuesday February 21 at 6:30 PM for at the South-Central Regional Library is a generative workshop with poet Lynnell Edwards. Through instruction, conversation and writing prompts, Lynnell will inspire us to write our own poems. She will inspire us by using Ada Limón poetry. Limón is our brand-new US Poet Laureate, and she is a resident of Lexington. Participants can expect ...

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Member Newsletter — January 2023

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Photo by Alex Padurariu on Unsplash   “We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne” ~Robert Burns~ Dear Woman Who Writes— Happy beginning to 2023! A shallow dive into my browser describes The New Year as a cultural occasion, originating with the ancient feast of the two-faced Roman god Janus, honored for his ability to look forward ...

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Holiday Party at the Bristol — Dec 13, 2022

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Photo by Julia Larson on Pexels   Happy Holidays to all our members and friends. We celebrate so many things in common in this liminal season— between falling leaves and “leaping greenly spirits of trees” (ee cummings).  We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanzaa, or a Happy Festivus.  We are grateful for our community, which offers a place, a ...

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Member Newsletter — December 2022

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash   “I just stood there, listening and holding out my hands to the soft glitter falling through the air. . . and I wish great welcome to the snow, whatever its severe and comfortless and beautiful meaning.” ~Mary Oliver~ Dear Women, Who Write, Happy Holidays to all our members and friends. We celebrate so ...

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Member Newsletter — November 2022

Painting by JLG Ferris, 1932 in Library of Congress - Creative Commons

  The First Thanksgiving 1621 Painting by JLG Ferris, 1932 in Library of Congress/ Creative Commons license    “Gratitude is a divine emotion. It fills the heart, not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever. I like to taste leisurely of bliss. Devoured in haste, I do not know its flavor.” ~Charlotte Bronte~   “What if today, we ...

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How to Start

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  By Katie Odom   I don’t know how to start. I stare at the blank paper between my hands. I pick up the pen, hold it loosely, hover the point over the paper, and set the pen down.  I study the grain of the wood within the table. Lines swirl, curl, and flow from this side to that. My ...

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