Welcome!

Women Writing for (a) ChangeĀ®

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:

As we wrap up our Fall classes, there is no doubt that they have been timely and wonderful. 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.

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 seek balance during these uncertain times. The Fall Classes navigated small groups beautifully, and we found that the connections and feed-back that can only be formed through our Small Groups were able to weave their magic!

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:
https://kafmradio.libsyn.com/kosmic-voices-writing-and-personal-p

Virtual Spring Sampler: Saturday, January 5, 2021/ 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon via Zoom

Please do join us 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.

After you register, I will contact you to make sure we have a good connection and will send a welcome letter as well. This relaxed gathering will allow you to get a feeling for what Women Writing for (a) Change is about.

Register by clicking on the link below:

https://forms.gle/Uj37cD9gQhJ9a7ig6

Virtual 2021 Spring 12-week Classes:

Register early to reserve a seat!

  • MORNING CLASS:  Tuesday mornings from 9:30- Noon, beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – April 13, 2021
  • If there is enough interest I will consider holding an Evening Class: Wednesday evenings from 6:30- 9:00 PM, Wednesday January 20, 2021 -April 14, 2021

Class size: Minimum 8 , Maximum 12

Cost of 12-week class: $350.00   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.

Register here for Spring Class 2021:

https://forms.gle/8ngBXgvviQ94ogF67

Early Bird Discount of $30.00 available if you sign up by January 1, 2021

Last day to register: January 6, 2021

Save yourself a space by registering on the form above 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!

When:

Saturday, February 13, 2021~ 9:30 AM- 12:00 Noon

Saturday, March 13, 2021 – 9:30 AM- 12:00 Noon

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:

https://forms.gle/fWfP5dm2WQKrrV5YA

I will send confirmation of registration when I receive your registration and a Welcome Letter and Agenda a week before our circle with helpful details.

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:

970-261-0619

karenfricke8@gmail.com