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Letter from the Director — January 2018

  Dear WWW Members, I am honored to begin my two-year term as the Director of Women Who Write. I look forward to hearing your words, stories, and poetry at our monthly readings, our Readings and Respites at Fante’s Coffee, and our annual WWW Readings at The Bards Town. These are just a few of the ways that WWW continues ...

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Letter from the Director — December 2017

    Dear WWW Members, Jingle. Jingle. Jingle does not necessarily indicate Santa or Christmas in Ojibwe. The jingle dancer has origins from a vision and culminated to a healing dance. The metal cones, often made of chewing tobacco lids, attach to the regalia making a jingly sound. Imagine the noise when hundreds of jingle dancers move at once. It ...

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Letter from the Director — November 2017

  Dear WWW Members, New WWW programs are in the works. Take the opportunity to write and read with your fellow members at upcoming events.     December Holiday Luncheon The WWW holiday luncheon, Dutch treat, is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 2, noon to 2 p.m., at the University Club, 200 East Brandeis Ave., Louisville. RSVP by Wed., Nov. 29 ...

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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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