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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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August 4th Meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing

Join us for our next meeting, Tuesday, August 4th 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, August 3rd 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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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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Member Newsletter — June 2020

“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.” ~Sylvia Plath~   Dear WWW Member— Thanks to all the living, loving, writing Women Who Write. The pandemic has brought new meaning to our tag line—A Place. A Space. A Voice. Zoom has become our place and space, which allowed us to hear others’ voices, if not their shoes. ...

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June 2nd Meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing

  Join us for our next meeting, Tuesday, June 2 through the Zoom video conferencing platform 6:30 to 8 PM. As soon as we’re all together, in Brady Bunch gallery view, we’ll begin our conversation. Share our experiences of the good, the difficult, the weird of pandemic experiences. Respond to a writing prompt, so we can connect with the writing process and ...

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Women Who Write Co-Founder, Carridder “Rita” Jones

  It is with sorrow we bring you the news of the passing of our co-founder Carridder (Rita) Jones. Researcher, author and playwright, Rita was an inspiration to all women who aspire to write. Due the impact of the Coronavirus, the family has not reached a decision regarding a memorial service. We encourage all Women Who Write members to share a ...

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May 5th Meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing

Next Meeting—Tuesday, May 5—virtually—through the Zoom video conferencing platform 6:30 to 8 PM. We will follow our usual meeting format, beginning with new business and including up to five peer commentaries. Submit your poem, memoir or fiction to kimberly.g.crum@gmail. com by midnight Monday, May 4. Writing buddies, consider sending a word document you’ve created or revised while working with your buddy. Submission guideline—Limit to three double-spaced pages. Each writer ...

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