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Member Newsletter — December 2023

“December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need. for the best fresh start of your life.” ~Vivian White~ December 2023   Happy Holidays to our Women Who Write~   Winter has arrived. The branches are now emptied of leaves. Darkness arrives way too early. The winds bluster. Leaving the house is no longer a simple affair. We ...

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Member Newsletter — November 2023

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Photo by Brad West on Unsplash   “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie   We are now on the ...

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Member Newsletter — October 2023

Photo by Miguel Gonzalez on Unsplash   “We write to heighten our own awareness of life. We write to lure and enchant and console others. We write to serenade our lovers. We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. We write, like Proust, to render all of it eternal, and to persuade ourselves that it is eternal. ...

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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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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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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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