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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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Member Newsletter — October 2022

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Photo by Steven Wright on Unsplash   “[As writers} we reflect, notice, and learn . . . We write in the morning. Or late at night. Or in a café. Or with a partner. Or with a prompt. Or with a timer. Or with a cookie at the end. We start therapy. Or journaling. Or exercise. Or painting . . ...

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Strategic Plan

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  By Janel Boyd   When I am an old(er) woman, I shall wear yoga pants with impunity and t-shirts of the softest Pima cotton and flip flops every day. I’ll pull my coarse white hair into a ponytail without combing it. Or make a thick braid to fit under the sloppy straw hat I’ll wear when I garden in ...

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Member Newsletter — September 2022

  Danie Franco on Unsplash “. . .  publication is not all that it is cracked up to be. But writing is. That thing you had to force yourself to do — the actual act of writing — turns out to be the best part. It’s like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you ...

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Members’ Fall Writers’ Retreat — Nov 5–6, 2022

  Women Who Write will host a writing retreat on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 at the Kentucky Foundation for Women’s Hopscotch House. Cost is $30 per day, $50 for both days, or $80 overnight. November 5 ($30) November 6 ($30) Both days ($50) Both days with overnight ($80) – Overnight space is limited to 5 guests. Cost includes ...

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Member Newsletter — August 2022

   Image by Lothar Dieterich from Pixabay   “In a flash of wonderment, she saw firm, continuous ground under her feet, stretching from back then to right now and on and on as far as her eyes could take her.”  ~Ann Brashares~ Dear Members and Friends, Thank you to the nine women, including three new members and one guest, who joined us for ...

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God, Please Save Odessa

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  By Irene Sulyevich First published in Landslide Lit(erary) publication on (Note: on the platform, the writer retains full rights to her story. Reprints, thus, are permitted) When a war in Ukraine began two weeks ago, I got a lot of calls and messages asking how I feel about this conflict. While appreciating the thoughtfulness and support from ...

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How the Supreme Court’s potential new ruling is not only bad for women, but also for the children and families they claim to protect

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  By Alisa Childress   First published on An Injustice! On (Note: on the platform, the writer retains full rights to her story. Reprints, thus, are permitted)   When my son was born, over 19 years ago, my mother, as all proud new grandmothers do, came to the hospital to see us. I was induced overnight Friday ...

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Member Newsletter — July 2022

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  Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash   I write only because There is a voice within me That will not be still. ~Sylvia Plath~ Greetings to our Women Who Write! Have you wondered about the elusive thing we call “voice”? Perhaps you’ve been told to “find your voice,” as if you’ve misplaced it under a sofa cushion.  Here is ...

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