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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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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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Member Newsletter — February 2023

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash   You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sandcastles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible.” ~Anne Lamott~ Dear Woman, Who Writes— The ...

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Member Newsletter — January 2023

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Photo by Alex Padurariu on Unsplash   “We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne” ~Robert Burns~ Dear Woman Who Writes— Happy beginning to 2023! A shallow dive into my browser describes The New Year as a cultural occasion, originating with the ancient feast of the two-faced Roman god Janus, honored for his ability to look forward ...

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Member Newsletter — December 2022

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash   “I just stood there, listening and holding out my hands to the soft glitter falling through the air. . . and I wish great welcome to the snow, whatever its severe and comfortless and beautiful meaning.” ~Mary Oliver~ Dear Women, Who Write, Happy Holidays to all our members and friends. We celebrate so ...

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Member Newsletter — November 2022

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  The First Thanksgiving 1621 Painting by JLG Ferris, 1932 in Library of Congress/ Creative Commons license    “Gratitude is a divine emotion. It fills the heart, not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever. I like to taste leisurely of bliss. Devoured in haste, I do not know its flavor.” ~Charlotte Bronte~   “What if today, we ...

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Member Newsletter — October 2022

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Photo by Steven Wright on Unsplash   “[As writers} we reflect, notice, and learn . . . We write in the morning. Or late at night. Or in a café. Or with a partner. Or with a prompt. Or with a timer. Or with a cookie at the end. We start therapy. Or journaling. Or exercise. Or painting . . ...

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Member Newsletter — September 2022

  Danie Franco on Unsplash “. . .  publication is not all that it is cracked up to be. But writing is. That thing you had to force yourself to do — the actual act of writing — turns out to be the best part. It’s like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you ...

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Member Newsletter — August 2022

   Image by Lothar Dieterich from Pixabay   “In a flash of wonderment, she saw firm, continuous ground under her feet, stretching from back then to right now and on and on as far as her eyes could take her.”  ~Ann Brashares~ Dear Members and Friends, Thank you to the nine women, including three new members and one guest, who joined us for ...

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