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Member Newsletter — September 2023

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Photo by Tim Swaan on Unsplash “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” ~Alice Walker~   September 2023 Dear Woman, Who Writes, Imagine yourself walking across this bridge with only your senses as a companion. You’re in no hurry. You’ve stowed your cell phone. You are ...

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Member Newsletter — August 2023

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Photo by Austin Schmid on Unsplash   “Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can . . . You will ...

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September Party featuring Ellen Birkett Morris at Captain’s Quarters — Sep 14, 2023

Date: Thursday, September 14, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Captain’s Quarters’ Stone Room Cost: $24 per person covers an appetizer buffet, a soft drink, and gratuity. Register Online: This is an event for WWW members.   To celebrate our Give for Good fundraiser on Thursday, September 14, we’re having a party at Captain’s Quarters in their Stone Room (the ...

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Member Newsletter — July 2023

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Photo by Elly Johnson on Unsplash July 2023 Dear Woman Who Writes— Writing instructor, Tarn Wilson, in her short essay, “Good Noticing: A Whole-Body Strategy,, instructs her creative writing students to notice “Layers of sound. The quality of the light. Textures and patterns. Stillness and movement. How it feels to inhabit our bodies.”  She asks her students to keep ...

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Member Newsletter — May 2023

Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash “I don’t sit around waiting for passion to strike me. I keep working steadily, because I believe it is our privilege as humans to keep making things. Most of all, I keep working because I trust that creativity is always trying to find me, even when I have lost sight of it.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert~ ...

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Member Newsletter — April 2023

Photo by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash   “This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and love and this is for doing it even if no one will ever know because the beauty is in the act of doing.” ~Charlotte Eriksson~ April 2023 Dear Women Writer— April is National Poetry Month, a celebration begun by the Academy ...

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Spring into Summer Writers’ Retreat — Jun 3, 2023

  Spring into Summer is the title of our next writing retreat, June 3, 2023, from 9 AM to 5 PM at the beautiful Valaterra retreat center, in LaGrange, KY. This is a wonderful opportunity to refresh, renew, reboot your writing life, and grow your relationships with fellow scribes. Cost will be $50 for members/ $75 for nonmembers. WWW will ...

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Democracy Dripping

Nari Ward American, born Jamaica, 1963 We the People, 2011 Shoelaces 96 × 324 in. (243.8 × 823 cm.) Gift of Speed Contemporary 2016.1

By Lorraine Waldau     The hanging stretches a full twenty-eight feet over the bare museum wall. Colors dripping at different lengths wound around shapes almost obscuring the words. Coming closer, the dripping fabric wrapped around words reveals itself. Thousands and thousands of colored and worn shoelaces. Everyone has at one time, or another worn shoelaces, haven’t they? The words ...

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Member Newsletter — March 2023

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Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash   “Hear me as a woman/Have me as your sister/On purpled battlefield breaking day, /So I might say our victory is just beginning, /See me as change, /Say I am movement, /That I am the year/And I am the era/ Of the women.” Amanda Gorman   March 2023   This writer is not usually ...

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