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Letter from the Director — October 2017

  Melony Dixon and Selene Phillips finally find the Spring Mill waterfall at the 2016 fall retreat. Photo by Selene Phillips.   Searching for Spring in Fall by Selene Phillips Sniffing out streaming consciousness, Wandered until we found it. Enlightened mornings of forgiveness. Destinations earlier denied Become our place of placid preservation. Once more We are renewed Upon a moment ...

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Letter from the Director — July/August 2017

Dear WWW Members, Ojibwe is the largest group of Native Americans in the North American continent, living predominately in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Canada. Ojibwe refers to the Algonquian-speaking bands and their puckered moccasins. Manoominike-giizis or August, and in some places September, is the moon of ricing. Military commander Seth Eastman painted Ojibwe women ricing in 1857. Ricing is a ...

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Letter from the Director — June 2017

Dear WWW Members, Our Ojibwe word is “July.” Odemiini-giizis is strawberry moon for the western dialect, and baashkaabigonii-giizis is blooming moon for the eastern dialect. June Readers June readers were Peggy Grimes with essay Words or Symbols, Irene Sulyevich’s House Cleaning, and Selene Phillips’ poem Limbo. Among other writing prompts, several writers selected inspiration that used skinny-dipping in a scene. ...

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Letter from the Director — May 2017

Dear WWW Members, Ziigwan. (It is spring.) May is Zaagibagaa-giizis, the budding moon, in Ojibwe. Spring Writes Work on your writing project with other WWW members on Friday, May 12, 9:30 to noon at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10200 Shelbyville Rd., 40223. Our hostess will be WWW member Susan Bauer. If you would like to serve as a hostess, let us ...

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Letter from the Director — April 2017

Dear WWW Members, Ziigwan. (It is spring.) Happy spring WWW writers.     Spring Rejuvenation for Writers There are a few spots left for the Sixth Annual WWW Writer’s Conference: Spring Rejuvenation for Writers on Sat., April 1, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Purdue Research Park Southeast Indiana, 3000 Technology Avenue, New Albany, Ind. Space is limited ...

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Letter from the Director — March 2017

Dear WWW Members, March is Onaabani-giizis or the snow crusted moon. Ojibwe is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn. There are over 40 ways to describe snow. In Louisville, hopefully snow will not keep you from attending the upcoming great WWW events. Hope to see you at the WWW meeting on Thurs., March 2, the Winter ...

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Letter from the Director – February 2017

Dear WWW Members, Valentine’s day is approaching with thoughts of hearts abounding. Join other members for the Feb. 15 workshop or the serenity of a Winter Writes. Mark your calendar for the April 1 interactive conference.   February Writers’ Workshop: Escape, Explore, Experience Unlock memories in ways you may never have imagined. Join WWW member Bonnie Jean Feldkamp for the ...

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Letter from the Director – January 2017

    Dear Writers, Mino-oshki-biboon! (Happy New Year! in Ojibwe.) Future Meetings Due to inclement weather, the board disappointedly cancelled January’s meeting for the safety of all involved. We hope to see everyone at the next meeting on Thursday Feb. 2. Until April 2017 or otherwise posted, meetings will be at our regular location, where library renovation plans have been ...

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Letter from the Director – November 2016

    Dear Writers, November and Thanksgiving is a good time for reflection. For some, it provides quiet, a lull before the stormy season of consumerism and celebration. Here’s what’s going on in the world of WWW. Guest Speaker November 3 UofL library professor Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., will speak on copyright law and licensing at the next WWW meeting. ...

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WWW Members’ Successes!

  Bonnie Jean Feldkamp’s article for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists takes a look at why word counts matter when blogging. http://www.columnists.com/2016/10/suit-up-for-writing-online-word-count-matters/ The Speed Family Heritage Recipes cookbook, written and published by a committee of members from Women Who Write, raises money for the Farmington Historic Plantation in Louisville. It commemorates the 200th birthday of Speed family home, which ...

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