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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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Member Newsletter — July 2022

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  Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash   I write only because There is a voice within me That will not be still. ~Sylvia Plath~ Greetings to our Women Who Write! Have you wondered about the elusive thing we call “voice”? Perhaps you’ve been told to “find your voice,” as if you’ve misplaced it under a sofa cushion.  Here is ...

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Member Newsletter — June 2022

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Ethan Robertson on Unsplash   Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the ...

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Member Newsletter — May 2022

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Image by Alexander Shimmeck via Unsplash   “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou Dear Women Who Write— Here are some random thoughts on mothers, goddesses, and the month of May. You might agree with Maya Angelou that mothers are complex characters. ...

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Member Newsletter — April 2022

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  Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash   “Let her have a chair, her shadeless lamp, the table. Let one or two she loves be in the next room. Let the door be closed, the sleeping ones healthy. Let her have time, and silence, enough paper to make mistakes and go on.”   From The Poet by Jane Hirshfield   Dear Woman-Who-Writes, ...

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Member Newsletter — March 2022

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Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash   “Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation . . . We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging ...

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