Classes for Adults

Adult Programs

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

circleroomphotoCore 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 16.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR FALL  Has Passed. Regular Semester Circle Rate of $390 resumes after July 15th, 2019.  Spots still open in both circles.

FALL 2019 Tuesday Morning Core Women’s Circle
When: Tuesdays Beginning  September 3, 2019 – December 2 , 2019  9:30 am – Noon  (No class during Thanksgiving Break)
Cost: $390 – $50 deposit required.     
Facilitated by Rebekah Spivey

Register Here: PayPal or Here: check.

FALL 2019 Wednesday Evening Core Women’s Circle
When: Wednesdays September 4-December 3, 2019   7-9:30 pm  
Cost: $390-  $50 deposit required     (No Class during Thanksgiving Break)

Facilitated by Kelly Sage

Register Here: PayPal or Here: check.

 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 16.

A Season Turning; Welcome Fall Sampler
When: Thursday, September, 19, 2019   7:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $25 recommended(on PayPal) but love offerings accepted at the door -Register BY CHECK or bring our love offering.  

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 the schoolhouse 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.

READ-AROUNDS

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. 

Spring Read Around Dates:
Tuesday, April 9, 7-9 pm
Wednesday, April 24, 7-9 pm
Location: First United Church 2420 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401

 


Current Classes for Adults  (Summer/Fall 2019)

REGISTER for classes online and pay via PayPal or by sending us a check. To register, click the payment option you prefer in the preceding sentence.

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 guarantee your seat in the circle. Registrations received without deposit will be held until your deposit is received.

Unless otherwise noted, all circles take place at the Poplar Grove Schoolhouse, 4638 E. SR 45 on Bloomington’s N.East Side.


COMING UP:

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 compliment to any creative or personal growth endeavor. 

FALL ’19 SoulCollage® Saturday Series Continues* New to SoulCollage?  Newcomers must attend the first session.   
When:   6 Saturdays, September 7 & 21, October 5 & 19, November 9 & 23  10 am-2:00pm
Cost:  $50/ per class.   Discount if you register for whole series $275/6 classes

Register Here: PayPal or Here: check.

  OTHER WORKSHOPS 

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 held until your payment is received. You will not be added to the roster without payment.   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 at the Poplar Grove Schoolhouse.

FALL 2019 WORKSHOPS:

13-week Tuesday Morning Circle for Women Begins September 3, 2019
through– December 2 , 2019  9:30 am – Noon  (No class during Thanksgiving Break)
Cost: $390 – $50 deposit required.     See core class description above. 
Facilitated by Rebekah Spivey

Register Here: PayPal or Here: check.

13-week Wednesday Evening  Circle for Women Begins September 4, 2019
Wednesdays September 4-December 3, 2019   7-9:30 pm (No Class during Thanksgiving Break)
Cost: $390-  $50 deposit required    See core class description above. 
Facilitated by Kelly Sage

Register Here: PayPal or Here: check.

A Season Turning; Welcome Fall Sampler
When: Thursday, September, 19, 2019   7:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $25 recommended(on PayPal) but love offerings accepted at the door -Register BY CHECK or bring our love offering.
Come celebrate the turn of summer to autumn with a gathering of writers. We will honor the changes of the earth as it begins to tip away from the sun here in the northern hemisphere.  How do your moods change as the weather cools?  What are your favorite sights and sounds of the shrinking daylight? What does the cool air remind you of?  How can you honor the shift of the seasons?  We will read poetry, write, listen and consider the equinox as tool for writing.

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Beyond Genealogy: Re-Imagining Our Ancestry
When:  Thursday Evenings October 10rd – Nov. 14th  6:30-9:00pm
COST: $185.00
Join us as we explore how our ancestry is alive within us today.  During this class series we’ll use writing, imagination and storytelling to facilitate a living connection with our ancestry.   We’ll each get the chance to deepen understanding of our own heritage as well as to celebrate the wide diversity among us.  This class is suitable for all types of writing, from poetry, to essays; memoir to non-traditional memoir styles. Any writer who is curious about how their life is colored by the presence of the past is welcome to attend. Themes we will explore include: what is known and unknown in our ancestry/family heritage, how to go from a family tree to a genogram, what are epigenetics, what is the difference (if any) between writing and the telling of a family story, how can we use community to broaden our understanding of our own places of origin?
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