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Vote for New Board at the Dec. 3rd Meeting

November is the month when we give thanks and express our gratitude for all that has been good over the past year. Women Who Write has had an amazing year with much to be thankful for! We began the year with a first-ever fundraising event when we hosted the movie, Muffin Top: A Love Story and managed to get great ...

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Join Us for Holiday Lunch on Dec. 5

Last year’s buy-your-own holiday lunch at the Olive Garden was a great success. We’re doing it again this year on Saturday, Dec. 5. Meet us at noon at the Olive Garden at 1320 Hurstbourne Parkway, just north of the intersection with Interstate 64. Join us for a great afternoon of relaxing and socializing! If you plan on joining us, please ...

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Meet the Candidates for the New Board

Selene Phillips, Director: Selene is a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe nation in Wisconsin. She is a professor at the University of Louisville in the Communication Department, where she teaches writing and Native American Studies. Her “i miss lac du flambeau” piece won the 2013 WWW International Poetry Contest. Besides writing, she enjoys her ...

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Beware of “evil twins”

Mark Twain once said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” Many words in the English language are commonly confused. Beware of these “evil twins.” Accept/except. Accept means to agree, to receive something, or to assume a responsibility: “Nora accepted the package.” Except means to exclude: “Nora ...

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Rowing & Writing: Not for the Weak

What does the sport of rowing have to do with writing? I asked myself this question after returning from my son’s collegiate regatta on the East Coast, and I realized they share common practices and philosophies. Both activities require dedication, long hours of practice, and attention to form. Sound familiar? Dedication: Rowing is a sport you have to want to ...

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Finding the Eggs: Good & Bad

This year, Easter fell in early April. The secular side of Easter is concerned with hunting for eggs and chocolate rabbits and filling baskets with goodies that are hidden from view. Writing can be a lot like embarking on an Easter egg hunt. You start by knowing that you are eager to go on this hunt . . . you ...

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Love is in the Air

I suspect a whole lot of poetry is written or read in the name of love during the month of February. But it’s always about the same thing: I love you and I hope you love me. However, this February, Women Who Write asks the question: do you love you? For the first time ever, Women Who Write is hosting ...

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Muffin Top: A Love Story

Movie Screening Benefits Women Who Write We’ve organized a special screening of the new movie, Muffin Top: A Love Story (https://www.tugg.com/events/13167), as a benefit for our group. If you live in the Louisville area, mark your calendars for Wednesday, Feb. 25, and head to Cinemark Theaters at Mall St. Matthews. Doors open at 7 p.m. for fun and prizes; film ...

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How Many of Time’s List of Female Authors Have You Read?

  By Susan E. Lindsey Time magazine recently published a list of “female authors you should be reading.” The list includes: Donna Tartt (The Goldfinch), Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah), Eleanor Catton (The Rehearsal and The Luminaries), Edwidge Danticat (Breath, Eyes, Memory and The Dew Breaker), Emma Donoghue (Room and Frog Music), Louise Erdrich ...

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