Whether you seek a weekly semester-long writing circle experience, a themed workshop, or a retreat, Women Writing for (a) Change® Bloomington is expanding to meet a range of interests and needs.
Core Semester Classes
Core writing circles for adult women are the heart of what we offer at WWf(a)C. Presented as 13-week programs each fall and spring, these creative writing circles welcome women who are interested in making a weekly commitment to enriching their writing lives.
Each class session is two and a half hours long. Certified facilitators offer prompts, activities, readings and other resources to support writing practice, encourage new creative forays, or inspire ongoing projects. Each participant is encouraged to choose and develop her own subject matter and explore this in whatever form they wish.
Weekly structure provides solitary writing time, sharing in large and small groups, and the regular opportunity to read aloud to a receptive audience. Journaling, memoir, poetry, and fiction are all welcome in the core class format. Writers learn to give and receive useful feedback to one another based on each woman’s motivation and intentions. Class size for the core circles is limited to 18.
SPRING 2020 Tuesday Morning Core Women’s Circle
When: Tuesdays beginning January 28, 2020- April 28, 2020 9:30 am – Noon (No class during Spring Break)
Cost: $390 – $50 deposit required. This is the Early Bird Rate. Discount expires January 10, 2020
Facilitated by Rebekah Spivey
SPRING 2020 Wednesday Evening Core Women’s Circle
When: Wednesdays January 29-May 29, 2020 7-9:30 pm (No Class during Spring Break)
Cost: $390- $50 deposit required Early Bird Rate expires January 10, 2020
Facilitated by Kelly Sage
Samplers and Read Arounds
Seasonal Samplers are experiential and contain most elements of a typical WWf(a)C circle. This is a low-cost/low commitment way to get a feel for our circles to determine whether they fit your needs at this time. For new and returning women in search of supportive community for writing of all kinds, these circles, which tend to coincide with the changing seasons, are a chance to test the waters and, in some cases, reconnect. Space is limited to 18.
Winter Solstice Sampler
When: Thursday, December, 19, 2019 7:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $25 recommended but love offerings accepted at the door -Register BY CHECK or bring our love offering. Facilitated by Beth Lodge-Rigal
Would you like to host a home writing circle (facilitator provided)? Sharing the magic of our circles with women who might be hesitant to come to us is a way to help us spread the word and the work of Women Writing for (a) Change Bloomington. Bring the light into your home for a meaningful connective event among friends.
Twice a year, we offer public read arounds that showcase the writing of women from our circles and programs. These read arounds are free and open to women friends and supporters. Join the celebration, and see for yourself what emerges from the creative well of our community. Hear the truths of women’s lives spoken in poems, memoir, fiction, song, and more. Refreshments served! Read Arounds are FREE events.
FALL Read Around Dates:
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7-9 pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7-9 pm
Location: COME CELEBRATE IN OUR NEW SPACE: 318 S. Washington Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
Current Classes for Adults (Fall 2019)
Please note: For 13-week circles and all other multi-session circles, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration to reserve your seat in the circle. Registrations received without deposit will be held until your deposit is received. NEW! Full payment of balance is expected prior to class start date unless otherwise approved via Tuition Assistance Application.
Unless otherwise noted, all circles take place at our new location, 318 S. Washington Street, downtown Bloomington.
SoulCollage® , is a creative practice that invites individuals to access deep intuitive wisdom through imagery and collage. Participants move toward creating a deck of collaged cards that evoke innate healing, self-discovery, and surprising inspirational forays! Individual, small and large group work, and writing reflection combine for a powerful complement to any creative or personal growth endeavor.
Facilitated by Licia Weber
FALL ’19 SoulCollage® Saturday Series Continues* New to SoulCollage?
When: Last Classes– November 9 & 23 10 am-2:00pm
Cost: $50/ per class. Discount if you register for whole series $275/6 classes
For single session circles, payment in full is required at the time of registration to guarantee your seat in the circle. Registrations received without payment will be recorded as pending until your payment is received. Additionally, classes currently require payment of balance prior to the first class. If we must cancel a session due to low registrations you will be notified at least 24 hours prior to the workshop and payment will be returned or credited as you wish. If you must cancel, please make sure to do so with at least 24 hour prior notice. Late cancellations will not receive refunds.
Unless otherwise noted, all circles take place 318 S. Washington Street, downtown Bloomington.
A Winter Solstice Writing Circle
When: Thursday, December, 19, 2019 7:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $25 recommended but love offerings accepted at the door -Register BY CHECK or bring our love offering.
Come celebrate the turn of the season, the longest night, with a gathering of writers. Winter Solstice circles have long held the release of the past year, and intentions for the coming light, a sacred, connective evening of poetry, words, and contemplation for what we wish to manifest going forward. Facilitated by Creative Director, Beth Lodge-Rigal, register early for a seat in this special circle.
Card Play – Understanding Suits in your SoulCollage® Deck
When: Saturday – January 4, 2020 10:00am-3:30 pm
Facilitated by Licia Weber, certified SoulCollage® Facilitator
For those who have already created and collected a number of collaged cards, this 5 and a half hour workshop offers the luxury of time and space dedicated to learning to identify and understand the 4 suits of of a SoulCollage deck.
THERE’S MORE! See our shop for all other Spring 2020 Workshops and Classes
NEW Spring 2020: All Gender Writing Circle –9 Weeks: February 4-April 7
A shorter version of our core classes, this writing circle welcomes any person interested in exploring their voice in a safely-held circle. Each circle is two and a half hours long. Whether you are writing poetry, fiction, memoir, or any other expressive language genre, this deep listening space will motivate you to write more and listen well to others. Ages 18 and over.
Facilitated by Laura LaSuertmer