Women Writing for (a) Change®
But if you travel far enough, one day you will recognize yourself coming down the road to meet yourself. And you will say, “Yes.” ~ Marion Woodman
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
While inner work is a deeply personal matter, it’s nt necessarily a private matter. There are ways to be together in community to help each other with that inner work…to come together in a way that is supportive but not invasive, that asks a lot of questions but never renders judgment or gives advice: that respects the mystery of the human heart, but still allows people to challenge and stretch one another in that work. We can avoid that invasive and violent notion of getting in there and fixing each other up that we have in our culture. We can be present to a person’s solitude, a person’s mystery, while that deep inner work goes on.~ Parker Palmer, Leading from Within
Your heart knows the way- run in that direction~ Rumi
Important Note from Karen:
Fall Class is underway! Be sure to keep checking for upcoming Samplers as you think towards Spring (if you are new to Women Writing) and or sign up for an personal exploratory meeting with Karen. For Women Writing Alumni, take advantage of our Second Saturday Circles this fall.
You can sign up for the Second Saturday Circles on the ‘Events’ page!
Once again we have the privilege of coming together as 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.
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 have explored the fun of an “ALL CLASS READ-A-ROUND” at the end of our Spring and Fall Classes via Zoom, to enjoy connecting with women from the other class in a comfortable evening of sharing writings and visiting. This celebration also works on Zoom!
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 challenging times.
Note from Karen: Our classes are such a success via Zoom and include women from geographical spaces across the country. We have learned that there are many advantages to meeting virtually. Small groups weave their magic via “chat rooms'” and our larger group feels inspiring and safe.
Here is a snippet of a Soul Card shared after Class #12 that captures the sentiment of our Circle:
I have been deeply moved and inspired by the gifts that my group mates bring each week…I am moved by the generosity of spirit that exists in this group. My community has encouraged me when I was unable to do it myself. I can say with certainty that I am a writer because of them.
Fall 8- Week Class Schedule 2022
Tuesday AM Class ~9:30-12Noon- September 20- November 15 (no class October 25
In order to keep classes safe and personal via Zoom, we limit the size of our circles to 12 women. (this allows for our sacred small groups of 3 and spacious time to share our writings in a safe setting.)
FREE Sampler (to be determined) and Exploratory meeting Request Form:
Note: I have added a FREE Sampler so that you can experience Women Writing for (a) Change practices if you would like to get a feel for our circles before considering and/or committing to a class. Please register below on the FREE Sampler/ Exploratory Meeting Form Link and specify whether you’d like to attend the September 3rd Sampler, or visit with me personally.
I have discovered that both Samplers and a one on one meeting are wonderful ways to see if Women Writing Classes might be a place you would like to land! 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.
FREE Sampler/ Exploratory Meeting request form link:
After you register, I will send you an agenda and Welcome Letter to our Sampler or contact you to schedule our meeting and talk via phone or send you a Zoom Link ahead of time. Both of these options will allow you to get a feeling for what Women Writing for (a) Change is about. I can fill you in and answer any questions you have to see if the Class resonates with your needs.