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Member Newsletter — July 2021

  “Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it begins as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth.” ~Mary Oliver~   Dear Women Who Write! Yesterday, I discovered an essay titled, “Thirteen Ways of Looking out a Window,” a pandemic composition borrowing from the Wallace Stevens poem, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” ...

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Member Newsletter — June 2021

Photo by Brigitte Thom on Unsplash “Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened. But if a story touches you, it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.” ~Neil Gaiman~   Dear Women ...

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Member Newsletter — May 2021

“Mother to child and child to mother, this is the story that follows me, the ghost that haunts me. My daughter, my mother, her mother, her mother’s mother. It is as if they have left footprints in the snow. Try as I might to deviate, my feet fall gently but firmly into their well-worn grooves. My daughter before me, my ...

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Member Newsletter — April 2021

Image by Timon Klauser from Unsplash Let the waves be open! Let the light shine in! Let us embrace parts of us Where we have never been! ~From the poem, “Acceptance,” by Rachel Pretlow~ Dear Writing Woman, April is a month of special months in which we honor the Earth, poetry, and autism. The Earth and poetry get a fair ...

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Member Newsletter — March 2021

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.” ~Virginia Woolf~   March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” What began in 1909 as Women’s ...

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A Literary Job Opportunity

  Louisville Literary Arts is looking for a (part time) Executive Director. Here is a pdf of the job description. Please contact Louisville Literary Arts advisory board member kgcrumwrites4life@gmail.com for more details and application information.

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Member Newsletter — February 2021

“You have something to say, your soul has a story to tell. Write it. There is never any reason to be afraid. Just write it and then put it out there for the world. Shove it up a flagpole and see who salutes it. Somebody will say it’s crap. So what? Somebody else will love it. And that’s what writing’s ...

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Member Newsletter — January 2021

Happy New Year! “Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich~ ~writer and illustrator of young adult fantasy novels~   Dear Woman-Who-Writes! We all journeyed through a trifecta of historical events ...

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Member Newsletter — December 2020

­ “Writing is really a way of thinking — not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet.” ~Toni Morrison~     Dear Woman, Who Writes— The blank page. It’s a metaphor for starting over but carries additional meaning for writers. Many of us are intimidated by that blank page. We sit waiting ...

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Member Newsletter — November 2020

“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. It is the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communion in the libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. Democracy is a letter to the editor. … It is an idea which hasn’t been disproved yet, a ...

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