What we're about

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville, is a new writing community for Jacksonville writers. We are here for one purpose: To nurture and celebrate the individual voice by facilitating supportive writing circles and by encouraging people to craft more conscious lives through the art of writing and the practices of community. Creative writing in all forms is honored at WWf(a)C: journaling, fiction, poetry, prose, and collage. We offer core writing classes on a semester basis, and we also offer one-day workshops and longer retreats. You don’t have to be an experienced writer to join the circle, although many experienced writers have benefitted from it. All are invited. WWf(a)C Jacksonville is an affiliate site of Women Writing for (a) Change in Cincinnati. Since 1991, WWf(a)C has evolved into a powerful and empowering community of women and girls telling our stories. We are diverse community of women creating change in ourselves and our worlds one truth, one voice at a time.

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Write Around the Corner at Cultivate

Cultivate Jax

Please join us for our first outreach event of the year with community partner Cultivate​ on Park Street. This free circle will give you an opportunity to decide what you might "cultivate" in the new year! What: Free Outreach writing circle When: Friday, January 25, 2019 Time: 6-8 p.m. (come early to check out the store 5:30-6) Where: Cultivate on Park Street, in the She Shed in the back Cost: Free (register here on Meetup) This smallish circle will be a chance for you to try out the practices or Women Writing for (a) Change in an environment of support and growth. We will use poetry, writing, and guided exercises to create a safe space for you to share your hopes and dreams for 2019. What will you cultivate in 2019? Let's find out. Cultivate is an ideal place to do this, as they are committed to being a place to educate others in this community with a variety of workshops and programs. This women-owned business focused on creating a deeper, more meaningful experience of "home" is a beautiful addition to the Jacksonville community. New writer? Remember, you don't have to be a professional writer to join in. Use this class to find out more about Women Writing for (a) Change's amazing process, used by thousands of women across the country to express their authentic selves through writing and community-building. We'll use prompts, poetry, and prose to practice many different writing techniques. Experienced writers? You'll enjoy this also, meet other women writers, and learn​ new techniques for refining your writing practice. “A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, Dive in. Hold on. Love it up. Get naked. Let them see you. Let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love great. You will be changed. The very fabric of your Being will be altered by this. If you allow it. Please, allow it." — Jeanette LeBlanc

Spring Sampler 2019: How the Light Gets In

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

$25.00

SIGN UP EARLY FOR OUR SPRING SAMPLER! Limited seats. Please join us for our Spring Series "Sampler" as we explore how writing helps us "let in the light" here at Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville. WHAT: Spring Sampler 2018 WHEN: January 30, 2019, 6-8:30 p.m. (arrive 5:45) WHERE: Riverside (1610 Osceola Street, 32204) CLASS SIZE: Limited to 12 spaces. FEE: $25 for the Sampler (non-refundable unless canceled two weeks before class). In this Sampler class, we'll explore how writing, alone and with others, helps us shine the light on our inner life as well as our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual selves. Our source texts will be Pat Schneider's two famous books: Writing Alone and With Others (in which she introduces her writing methods) and How the Light Gets In (in which she explores how writing can be a spiritual practice). If you enjoy this Sampler, try our Spring Series 2019 beginning the following week, where we'll explore more deeply themes of inner light, spiritual practice, and writing in community. All forms of writing apply: memoir, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essay, etc. The Series meets weekly on Wednesday nights for 12 weeks, beginning February 6 and ending April 24. The semester culminates in our Public ReadAround on Saturday, May 4, 2019. New writer? Remember, you don't have to be a professional writer to join in. Use this class to find out more about Women Writing for (a) Change's amazing process, used by thousands of women across the country to express their authentic selves through writing and community-building. We'll use prompts, poetry, ​and prose to practice many different writing techniques. Experienced writers? You'll have a chance to sharpen your craft and technique in our small-group circles, so, bring whatever project you're working on and expect good feedback. “A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, Dive in. Hold on. Love it up. Get naked. Let them see you. Let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love great. You will be changed. The very fabric of your Being will be altered by this. If you allow it. Please, allow it." — Jeanette LeBlanc

Leadership Discernment Circle

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

Please join us for a special circle with Diane Debevec, Executive Director of Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati. This program is intended to help local discern if they wish to enroll in the Leadership Academy at Women Writing for (a) Change in Cincinnati during the summer of 2019. We are also planning future leadership training in Jacksonville. PLEASE RSVP IN EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=53953981812 The Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy grew out of the realization that many aspects of the Women Writing for (a) Change® model inspire and support women's growth as leaders. The most important resource of this work is a community of women who embody emerging consciousness. The Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy prepares participants to participate in the transformation of culture by creating, naming, and supporting leaders in the practice of conscious feminine values. More details here: https://www.womenwriting.org/home/cfla.html Please join us for this Discernment Circle. A second circle will be held in March with a different facilitator (details to be announced shortly). We would love to have you for both. (Thanks to our sponsor, Chrissy Das of This Edited Life.)

Wine, Women, and Words

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

Please join us for our Wine, Women, and Words Reception, with special guest Diane Debevec, Executive Director of Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati. You'll have the opportunity to meet Diane, hear more about the "herstory" of the original Women Writing for (a) Change school in Cincinnati, and listen to local women read their writing on the topic of women and leadership. We will also have a special wine-tasting event, featuring a variety of light and sparkling wines. Plus, enjoy a sneak peek at our latest art exhibit, SHINE, opening a week later and featuring the work of local women artists. Please join us for this special event. Donations will support our outreach programs and scholarships for future leadership training through Women Writing for (a) Change. REGISTER on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/women-writing-for-a-change-jacksonville-7928744403

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