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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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Spring into Summer Writers’ Retreat — Jun 3, 2023

  Spring into Summer is the title of our next writing retreat, June 3, 2023, from 9 AM to 5 PM at the beautiful Valaterra retreat center, in LaGrange, KY. This is a wonderful opportunity to refresh, renew, reboot your writing life, and grow your relationships with fellow scribes. Cost will be $50 for members/ $75 for nonmembers. WWW will ...

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Democracy Dripping

Nari Ward American, born Jamaica, 1963 We the People, 2011 Shoelaces 96 × 324 in. (243.8 × 823 cm.) Gift of Speed Contemporary 2016.1

By Lorraine Waldau     The hanging stretches a full twenty-eight feet over the bare museum wall. Colors dripping at different lengths wound around shapes almost obscuring the words. Coming closer, the dripping fabric wrapped around words reveals itself. Thousands and thousands of colored and worn shoelaces. Everyone has at one time, or another worn shoelaces, haven’t they? The words ...

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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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Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

  By Janet L. Boyd Membership Coordinator of Women Who Write, Inc. When my kitchen phone rang one afternoon in 1993, I wasn’t surprised to hear my brother’s voice on the line. He traveled extensively for work, owned an early version of the now ubiquitous mobile phone, and often called me from the road. “Hey,” he said, “I’m in a ...

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March Meeting featuring Erin Keane at the St. Matthews Library — Mar 14, 2023

Photo courtesy of Erin Keane

  At our March meeting—Tuesday, March 14, beginning at 6:30 PM at the St. Matthews Branch of the public library—3940 Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY 40207, we will welcome author Erin Keane for a reading and a lively conversation about her book. Erin Keane is a critic, poet, essayist, and journalist. She’s the author of Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me (Belt ...

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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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February Meeting featuring Lynnell Edwards at the South Central Library and via Zoom — Feb 21, 2023

Photo courtesy of Lynnell Edwards

  On Tuesday February 21 at 6:30 PM for at the South-Central Regional Library is a generative workshop with poet Lynnell Edwards. Through instruction, conversation and writing prompts, Lynnell will inspire us to write our own poems. She will inspire us by using Ada Limón poetry. Limón is our brand-new US Poet Laureate, and she is a resident of Lexington. Participants can expect ...

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Member Newsletter — January 2023

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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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