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:
It is time to think about Fall Classes via Zoom 2021! The connection that our circles provide is inspiring us all to write. I am appreciative of the class members and gave myself the privilege of joining a Small Group in the evening. The Small Group element of our classes is comforting, personal and powerful.
As we wrapped up our Spring classes, it remained 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.
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 Spring Classes navigated small groups beautifully. We found that the connections and feed-back that can only be formed through our Small Groups were able to weave their magic. Because our classes were such a success via Zoom and included women from geographical spaces across the country, we will 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.
It’s not too early to sign up for Fall Classes!
VIRTUAL FALL CLASSES 2021
- MORNING CLASS: Tuesday mornings from 9:30- Noon, beginning Tuesday, September 21 – November 9, 2021
- Evening Class: Wednesday evenings from 6:30- 9:00 PM, Wednesday September 22 – November 10, 2021
Class size: Minimum 8 , Maximum 12
Cost of 8-week class: $250.00 Cost includes weekly materials sent electronically. At the end of class you will receive an Anthology which includes selected pieces of writings submitted by class members. Participation in Second Saturday Circles is included in the cost of tuition for currently enrolled class members.
Early Bird Discount of $30.00 available if you sign up by September 1, 2021
Last day to register: September 13, 2021
Save yourself a space by clicking on the link above to fill out the Registration Form and sending a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to:
Karen Fricke: 2476 Monument Rd., Grand Junction, CO. 81507
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 are here!
Saturday, February 13, 2021~ 9:30 AM- 12:00 Noon)
Saturday, March 13, 2021 – 9:30 AM- 12:00 Noon (NOTE: this Circle has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled)
Saturday, April 10,2021 ~ 9:30- 12:00 Noon
Saturday, May 8, 2021 ~ 9:30-12:00 Noon
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.
Register below to save yourself a space and sign up:
I will accept registration until the Tuesday before the Saturday Circle and will send confirmation of registration, a Welcome Letter and Agenda on the Wednesday before our circle.
Samplers and classes are held at 2476 Monument Rd., Grand Junction, CO. and are limited to 12 women.
If you have questions about our classes feel free to contact Karen at: