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A Pitcher of Memories

Photograph by Melissa Draut

By Melissa Uhl Draut Photograph by Melissa Uhl Draut   On my bathroom shelf sits a two-and-a-half-inch cream colored Limoges pitcher with a sepia image of the Café de Cluny in Paris — a gift from my French teacher Miss Ridge when I was an elementary school student. Only Miss Ridge could pick out something so lovely and practical. It’s ...

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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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Holiday Party at Bristol Bar & Grille — Dec 12, 2023

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  Plan to join us for our holiday party at The Bristol Bar and Grill at 1321 Bardstown Road across from Mid-City Mall. We’ll gather on Tuesday, December 12 beginning at 6:30 PM.  Last year, we enjoyed a book exchange of gently used wrapped books. This year, we’ll repeat the book exchange. Each of us will order from the menu. ...

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Never Underestimate the Power of Writing Women’s Stories

By Janet L. Boyd       Recently, while sorting through 27 years of accumulated detritus in my closet, I found a piece of gray textured cardstock that had been cut into a small business card. Written on it in blue ink were a name and address – Billie Jean Young, Jackson, Mississippi. It wasn’t my handwriting. Residue from tape ...

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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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September Party featuring Ellen Birkett Morris at Captain’s Quarters — Sep 14, 2023

Date: Thursday, September 14, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Captain’s Quarters’ Stone Room Cost: $24 per person covers an appetizer buffet, a soft drink, and gratuity. Register Online: This is an event for WWW members.   To celebrate our Give for Good fundraiser on Thursday, September 14, we’re having a party at Captain’s Quarters in their Stone Room (the ...

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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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