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March 2017

From the Creative Director


When the time is ripe for certain things, these things appear in different places in the manner of violets coming to light in the early spring. –Farkas Bolyai

We are 6 weeks into our core semester circles with a record number of women gathering in circles, weekly in celebration and struggle, to find words to light the way in what are dark and confusing times for many. Poetry sustains us, as does the simple act of listening to one another. I think one of the things we do very well at Women Writing for (a) Change® is hold space for personal inquiry and the possibility of diverse perspectives in challenging times. Writing our way through, telling our truths, and exposing one another to our differences — both nuanced and obvious — supports our growing awareness of shared and disparate struggles. The transformative power of story is alive and well at WWfaC this spring.

We continue to evoke lesser-heard voices with active circles at the Monroe County Corrections Center and, new for us, a wonderful bi-weekly circle at Stone Belt. We’re gathering with girls, teens, and a co-ed homeschool circle.

Coming up soon, we have quite a few programs of varying lengths on various topics this spring, and we hope you will join us if any of this abundance calls to you. Our circles for women are safe and inclusive of any person who identifies as “woman” or “female”, including trans and non-binary women. Co-ed circles welcome all. Perhaps the time is ripe for you to find your way to the Poplar Grove Schoolhouse. Explore what’s coming to light for you this spring.

Peace,
Beth
Creative Director
Women Writing for (a) Change Bloomington


Our Spring Read Arounds celebrate the words of women in our current writing circles. These women’s reading events offer a glimpse into our processes and the pieces they evoke.

YOU ARE INVITED!
Tuesday, April 11; 7-9 PM
Wednesday, April 19; 7-9 PM
Read Arounds will take place at First United Church of Bloomington


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!