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March 2019

From the Creative Director

What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open. –Muriel Rukeyser

Happy Women’s History Month, Friends,
Fifteen years ago, the Bloomington affiliate of Women Writing for (a) Change started with one creative writing circle for 18 women. We were exploring the tenuous territory of truth-telling by honoring our stories in fictions, poems, personal narratives, and journals.  For many,  this morphed into the larger story of what it means to live and write and discover our voices and connections in a tumultuous and divisive era.  This year we’re celebrating the evolution of this single circle into many circles of co-inspiration, healing and action.  Whether in our workshops for women or in any of our many outreach circles in the community,  we’re still exploring the various ways the truths of our diverse lives tell another story and open each of us to larger aspirations for the world we make together.
In March we’ll set the stage for April’s National Poetry Writing Month with a kick-off  workshop on March 30th.  This will be followed by A VERY SPECIAL PUBLIC EVENT: 
We’re thrilled to sponsor a reading that welcomes poets from many corners of our community  and at the same time, celebrates our work here in Bloomington. Thanks in advance to Professor Adrian Makejka, Indiana’s Poet Laureate, for bringing his voice to this event, along with friends from IU, Ivy Tech, The Writer’s Guild, and of course, Women Writing for (a) Change.
It’s Time to Register for SUMMER RETREAT

More details:   Summer Retreat for Women

 


Upcoming Circles and Events

  • SAVE THESE DATES:

    SoulCollage Saturdays at Women Writing for (a) Change of Bloomington. 3 more Saturdays this Spring:  Mar 23, April 13, May 4   10 am-2:00pm    Facilitated by Licia Weber.
    March 21 7-9 pm  A Season Turning SAMPLER
    March 30th 1-4pm  Kick-off Workshop for NaPOWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) get inspired and join the April poem-a-day challenge!
    April 5th 6-8:30 pm Monroe County History Center  SPECIAL POETRY EVENT and READING sponsored by WWf(a) C- with Featured Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka and a showcase of local poets
    April 29, 2019  7:00-9:00 pm Final Celebration Workshop for NaPOWriMo
    April is also Read-Around month:
    April 9 & April 17, 7-9pm
    Celebrate Women’s Voices from our current classes at First United Church

     


Registration for all programs is ongoing. Follow this link for more details and to register.

There is a seat for you in one of our circles!