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February Meeting featuring Lynnell Edwards at the South Central Library and via Zoom

Photo courtesy of Lynnell Edwards

Join us for our monthly meeting—beginning 6:30 PM and ending at 8:30 PM. We meet on Zoom and in-person at the South Central Branch— 7300 Jefferson Blvd—of the Louisville Free Public Library. We enjoy lively conversation about the writing life, including peer critiques of short manuscripts—poetry or prose. The strength-based peer critiques affirm each woman’s unique writing style while providing helpful revision suggestions.  We will skip our usual meeting day, which falls on Valentine’s Day. Instead, we’ll gather on Tuesday February 21 at 6:30 ...

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Member Newsletter — January 2023

Photo by Alex Padurariu on Unsplash

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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Holiday Party at the Bristol — Dec 13, 2022

Photo by Julia Larson :

Photo by Julia Larson on Pexels   Happy Holidays to all our members and friends. We celebrate so many things in common in this liminal season— between falling leaves and “leaping greenly spirits of trees” (ee cummings).  We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanzaa, or a Happy Festivus.  We are grateful for our community, which offers a place, a ...

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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

Painting by JLG Ferris, 1932 in Library of Congress - Creative Commons

  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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How to Start

Photo by Karolina Grabowska

  By Katie Odom   I don’t know how to start. I stare at the blank paper between my hands. I pick up the pen, hold it loosely, hover the point over the paper, and set the pen down.  I study the grain of the wood within the table. Lines swirl, curl, and flow from this side to that. My ...

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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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Strategic Plan

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  By Janel Boyd   When I am an old(er) woman, I shall wear yoga pants with impunity and t-shirts of the softest Pima cotton and flip flops every day. I’ll pull my coarse white hair into a ponytail without combing it. Or make a thick braid to fit under the sloppy straw hat I’ll wear when I garden in ...

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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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Members’ Fall Writers’ Retreat — Nov 5–6, 2022

  Women Who Write will host a writing retreat on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 at the Kentucky Foundation for Women’s Hopscotch House. Cost is $30 per day, $50 for both days, or $80 overnight. November 5 ($30) November 6 ($30) Both days ($50) Both days with overnight ($80) – Overnight space is limited to 5 guests. Cost includes ...

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