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April 7th Meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing

Thank you for the support and encouragement you offer to women writers, and your enthusiasm for our writing community. Because of you, the leadership team decided the pandemic should not stop us from meeting, learning, listening, sharing. So, we will meet on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 PM—virtually—through the Zoom.us video conferencing platform. Here is your official invitation with the ...

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Member Newsletter — April 2020

“I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.” ~Dr. Seuss~ Thank you for the support and encouragement you offer to women writers, and your enthusiasm for our writing community. ...

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April is Writing Buddy Month!

    April is Writing Buddy Month!   If you missed out on getting a writing buddy at our March meeting, it’s not too late! You can register now and get a writing buddy by our next meeting on April 7th. Every day, three times a week, or even once a week – you and your Buddy determine the level ...

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Member Newsletter — March 2020

“Writing is really a way of thinking — not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.” ~Toni Morrison~ Member Events— Tuesday, March 3 is our monthly member meeting 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Danny Mac’s Pizza cafe in the courtyard at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, 40206. —Sign up for ...

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Members Retreat at Valaterra — May 16th, 2020

Members’ Retreat at Valaterra Saturday, May 16th 9am – 6pm     Our Writing Retreat at the Valaterra Spiritual Retreat Center in Lagrange, KY remains scheduled for Saturday May 16—9 AM to 6PM. Cautious optimism and the option to cancel for a full refund, or reschedule, guided our decision-making. The retreat will begin with a panel discussion featuring a panel ...

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The Problem of Happiness.

True stories by ordinary people are commonly referred to as the “nobody memoir.” We lack the plot line of celebrity. No rags turned to riches. No lonely child turned superstar. We are still working on the arcs of our plots. Neither famous nor infamous, the typical nobody memoirist describes the most intense incidents of a lifetime. Drama emerges from adventure, ...

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March Meeting at Danny Mac’s Pizza – March 3, 2020

  Each quarter, our Tuesday meetings will adopt a casual, free-wheeling vibe in Louisville and Southern Indiana restaurants. Our first meet-up is at Danny Mac’s Pizza cafe at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville— Tuesday, March 3, beginning 6:30 PM. We’ll have a guest speaker, mingle, order food and beverages (optional), and engage in small group critiques.

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Letter from the Director — February 2020

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day. . . And out of that love, remake a world.” ~Ray Bradbury~   January 29, 2020 To the Women ...

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Susan Lindsey Writing Workshop — Saturday, March 7th

Susan Lindsey to lead a writing workshop Saturday, March 7th at 2:15pm. Following the Women’s Book Festival, (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at the Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, our own Susan Lindsey, author of Liberty Brought Us Here and Speed Family Heritage Recipes presents “Top Tips to Improve Your Writing.” The Kentucky Women’s Book Festival is sponsored by the University of Louisville Women’s Center, Women ...

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Leaving Earth
by Laura Johnsrude

Leaving Earth by Laura Johnsrude   Braided essay with two strands, two tragedies—one, in the ward of a small hospital; the other, in public view for all to see.   Date Published: September, 2019 Type of Work: Essay Genre: Creative Nonfiction View the Essay: https://pleaseseeme.com/issue-2/nonfiction/leaving-earth-laura-johnsrude/ Author Bio: After completing her pediatric residency, Laura Johnsrude worked as a general pediatrician before settling in ...

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