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Member Newsletter — October 2020

“I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes ~Author Women Who Run with the Wolves~   Dear Woman, Who Writes— As a membership organization, we have managed—not always ...

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The ‘I’ is Not Enough

Exploring point-of-view in your writing “I have wanted you to see out of my eyes so many times.” ~Elizabeth Berg~ Perhaps, you write creative nonfiction — personal essay, memoir, literary journalism. You use fictional techniques to create true stories. But the first-person pronoun, at times, feels a bit narcissistic. And, you tire of the relentless drumbeat of ‘I.’ Sometimes you ...

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Members’ Fall Writers’ Retreat – Oct 10–11, 2020

Saturday, October 10 at 10am until Sunday, October 11 at 3pm 8221 Wolf Pen Branch Road Louisville, KY 40059     We will retreat again at the Hopscotch House in Prospect, KY on Saturday, October 10—all day—with an overnight option on Saturday night. Cost is $20 including one boxed dinner (no potluck). WWW will provide individually wrapped snacks and each ...

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Member Newsletter — September 2020

“Why does one begin to write? Because she feels misunderstood, I guess. Because it never comes out clearly enough when she tries to speak. Because she wants to rephrase the world, to take it in and give it back again differently, so that everything is used and nothing is lost. Because it’s something to do to pass the time until ...

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Member Newsletter — August 2020

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou~ Dear WWW Member— We thought we’d meet on Zoom a couple of months. August will be our fifth videoconference meeting. The beat goes on. Isolation and uncertainty can create feelings of restlessness, which Buddhists refer to as, “monkey mind.” Distraction and self-doubt can hamper creativity. ...

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Meetings via Zoom Video Conferencing

Join us for our next Zoom meeting, on the first Tuesday of the month through the Zoom video conferencing platform 6:30 to 8 PM.   Members who want a critique, please send a manuscript (no more than 1200 words) by 5 PM the Monday prior to kimberly.g.crum@gmail.com as a Word attachment. We will screen-share your manuscript so members and guests can provide peer critiques. ...

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Members Retreat at Valaterra — July 18th, 2020

  Members’ Retreat at Valaterra Saturday, July 18th 9am – 6pm   Our Writing Retreat at the Valaterra Spiritual Retreat Center in Lagrange, KY is scheduled for Saturday July 18th—9 AM to 6PM. The retreat will begin with a panel discussion featuring a panel of women writers from several genres. Participants will then enjoy quiet time to write without distraction, ...

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Member Newsletter — July 2020

  “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ~Anais Nin~   Dear Woman Who Write, A pandemic virus. Social unrest. A presidential campaign. Circumstances have required us to change our lives in big and small ways. We’ve been challenged by young protestors to reexamine our ideas about unequal treatment of Black citizens. We worry about ...

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A Good Death

by Jessica Hildebrand May all beings attain happiness. Death in the time of pandemic. Of course. It is happening hourly in hospitals all over the world as humanity faces the Covid-19 virus, which seems to take people indiscriminate of gender, race, age or ethnicity. Doctors, nurses and caregivers work exhaustively and selflessly around the clock to save as many as ...

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July 7th Meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing

Join us for our next meeting, Tuesday, July 7 through the Zoom video conferencing platform 6:30 to 8 PM.   Members who want a critique, please send a manuscript (no more than 1200 words) by 5 PM Monday, July 6 to kimberly.g.crum@gmail.com as a Word attachment. We will screen-share your manuscript so members and guests can provide peer critiques. Attendees will share ...

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