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Member Newsletter — January 2022

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Photo by Levi Guzman on Unsplash   Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~Mary Oliver~   Dear Women Who Write, The above question from Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Summer Day,” is easily misinterpreted when pulled out of context. It sounds like the speaker wants her audience to make resolutions for self-improvement. In fact, ...

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Member Newsletter — December 2021

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Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash   “Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.” ~Mary Oliver~   Dear Women, Who Write! The silence of snow has always impressed this former Iowan. The world seems to slow as flakes fall heavily to the ...

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Christmas Party at Molly Malone’s – Dec 14, 2021

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  Christmas Party at Molly Malone’s     Tuesday, December 14— will be an in-person Christmas party from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant at 933 Baxter Ave in Louisville. We have a private room and we can order from the menu. After dinner, we’ll enjoy an open mic for five-minute readings by WWW members. Please RSVP via ...

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Member Newsletter — November 2021

Photo by  Fidel Fernando on Unsplash   “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh ~ Dear Members and Friends of Women Who Write— I once scoffed at the cliché expression “attitude of gratitude,” considering it Pollyannish. And then came the pandemic.  Suddenly, the ordinary felt extraordinary— a walk in the park, a dog at my ...

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Member Newsletter — October 2021

  Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash   “I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light . . .” The Peace of Wild Things ~Wendell Berry~ Dear Woman, Who Writes— Imagine finding this sole bench by a mountain-lake, with a journal in hand, as rust leaves fall softly ...

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The Soundtrack of a Life

  by Alisa Richie Childress My dad was terrified for months before turning seventy years old. His birthday is in mid-October, amidst back to school and Halloween and just before the other, bigger holidays. Because of this, I was never consistent about celebrating him. Some years, I would fix dinner for him and my stepmom. Some years, I would buy ...

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Fall Retreat at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve – Dec 11, 2021

    Register to attend the Women Who Write retreat, Saturday, December 11th at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, KY. We’ll come together to write and share our writing, provide small group peer commentary, and read aloud from works-in-progress. We will meet at The Fieldhouse, a building on the nature preserve property. WWW will limit attendance to 15 ...

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Member Newsletter — September 2021

Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash   “The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable,  but the power of many working together is better.” Gloria Macapagal Arroyo   Dear Woman, Who Writes— By the time you receive this monthly missive, you’ll have celebrated Labor Day with picnics, family gatherings around the barbecue grill, corn hole or football. All these activities are ...

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Member Newsletter — August 2021

Image by Shelby Miller via Unsplash   “And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things — childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves — that go on slipping, like sand, through our fingers. ~Salman Rushdie~   Dear WWW Member— We can’t let August pass without ...

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