Women Writing for (a) Change®
I read the way a person might swim, to save his or her life. I wrote that way, too. ~ Mary Oliver
Come and experience the healing that happens through writing in community. This is a non-competitive, supportive place to explore your inner voice through words, a place to experience ‘deep listening,’ to find inspiration for your own writing practice and to share the gift of words.
Taking time for yourself and your writing is critical… this needs to be a deliberate choice… an arrangement you make with yourself… as important as the time you set aside to be with the people you love most in the world. Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you can nurture… it determines all other relationships ~ G. Lynn Nelson~ Writing and Being
Important Note from Karen:
Fall classes are in full swing! The connection that our circles provide is inspiring us all to write.
Once again we have the privilege of coming together from different places and we enjoy the safety and intimacy of sharing space through our deep listening and intentional circles. Here we advocate for ‘the writing’ and as a result, one another.
It remains clear that classes have been timely and wonderful during Covid times. We discovered that we continue to inspire one another and find motivation to write through this Zoom virtual reality. It really works and is nicely matched with our conscious listening protocols and our circles that create a spacious, safe environment for us all to explore our own writing practices. We even explored an “ALL CLASS READ-A-ROUND” at the end of our Spring Classes via Zoom and enjoyed connecting with women from the other class in a comfortable evening of sharing. This Fall we will do an optional celebration of our Anthologies after the end of our classes, via Zoom, to share readings and enjoy community.
Just imagine enjoying the comfort and support of a community of women writers from the comfort of your home~ we are able to feel the energy of our sacred circles and share inspiration to write as we find balance during these interesting times.
The Fall Classes are navigating small groups beautifully. We find that the connections and feed-back that can only be formed through our Small Groups are able to weave their magic. Because our classes are such a success via Zoom and include women from geographical spaces across the country, we continue to use Zoom to connect this fall. Hard to believe, but true, that it has distinct appeal and many advantages to meet virtually!
If you’d like to get a glimpse of who I am and why I love the writing process: I had the privilege of doing an interview on Kosmic Voices on August 4th. What a great opportunity it was to up my writing practice, in anticipation of our topic, Writing and Personal Peace.
Click on the link if you’d like to listen:
Pre-meeting Request Form:
I have discovered that a one on one meeting is a wonderful way to see if Women Writing Classes might be a place you would like to land! During these Zoom times, it has been a great opportunity to meet one another and share ideas in a comfortable, one on one way. I’ve really appreciated the opportunity to meet women writers. I encourage you to connect with me (without pressure to sign up) to explore your writing practice hopes and to see if our community might meet your needs.
Please do join me to discover whether Women Writing for (a) Change resonates with you as a means of inspiration and self-care as we write together in community, while honoring each woman’s individual writing process.
Pre-meeting request form link:
After you register, I will contact you to schedule our meeting and send you a Zoom Link ahead of time. This relaxed meeting will allow you to get a feeling for what Women Writing for (a) Change is about.
Fall Classes are in full swing. Stay tuned for details on 12-week Spring Classes that will begin in February of 2022. Sign up for a ‘Pre-meeting’ anytime if you have questions or would like to see if Women Writing for (a) Change resonates with you. Details coming soon on the web-site!
After I receive your registration I will make contact and set up a very important ‘pre-meeting’ to spend some one on one time to smooth out any connection issues via Zoom and to have the chance to share basic Women Writing for (a) Change protocols and learn about your hopes and writing aspirations for the Class. This is a wonderful chance for us to get to know one another and to make sure that you feel comfortable before the beginning of class.
Virtual Second Saturday Circles Fall 2021
The Virtual Second Saturday Circles provide an opportunity for writers who have participated in Women Writing for (a) Change classes in the past to gather in our circle and have writing time within this nurturing space. We will begin our circle at 9:30 and then disperse to write independently. We will save some time during the morning to reconvene in the large group circle and writers will have the option to share writings within the large group. Second Saturday Circles are intended for those who have experienced the protocol of our sacred circles and would like to step back into this nurturing, inspiring community of writers.
These circles are a terrific way to reconnect with old friends and make new connections!
Virtual Saturday Circles are $10 to women who have taken WWf(a)C classes in the past and free to women currently enrolled in core classes.
During our circles you will enjoy an agenda complete with poem and prompts, time for a fast-write and spacious time to write individually. We will reconvene in our large circle to share readings (sharing is always an option.) The virtual format works really well for these circles!
Come join us to feel a great sense of connection, comfort and inspiration.
Second Saturday Circles are held Virtually on Zoom.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:30 AM-12:00 noon
Saturday, November 13, 2021 9:30 AM-12:00 noon
Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:30 AM-12:00 noon
Register Here by clicking on the link:
I will send you confirmation of registration and a Welcome Letter one week before our Circle.
If you have questions about our classes feel free to contact Karen at: