Whatever our path, the secret of life somehow always has to do with the awakening and freeing up of what has been asleep~ Mark Nepo
Come spread your writer’s wings and experience the healing that happens through writing in community. This is a non-competitive, supportive place to explore your inner voice through words, a place to experience ‘deep listening,’ to find inspiration for your own writing practice and to share the gift of words.
2nd Saturday Circles
NEW OFFERING for WWf(a)C women writers who have attended classes, Samplers and/or Public Read-a-Rounds. Though these circles do not take the place of the more in depth classes, my intention is to provide opportunities to maintain and honor the connections of women within the WWf(a)C community of women writers. I am asking a minimal fee of $10 for those women who are not attending a class, so that I may provide the space and agenda and snacks, to make this a worthy celebration of our Women Writing sisterhood!
We had a wonderful gathering of 12 women on March 10. Thank you to those who attended. There were a mix of women who had taken WWf(a)C classes in the past, current class members and new women to WWf(a)C who have attended the Samplers. What a great way to kick off the 2nd Saturday Circles!
The April and May 2nd Saturday circles are still open. Please do reserve yourself a seat so that I can save you a space and send you a welcome letter one week prior to the Circle.
This is a new opportunity for Women Writing for (a) Change writers to reconnect, share and get feed-back from other writers and will be held on the second Saturday of March, April and May. The circle is open to women who have attended Core Classes, Samplers and/or our Public Read-a-Rounds. Space is limited to 12 women, so register soon! Sign up for one 2nd Saturday, or save a seat for both the April and May circles.
To Register for the 2nd Saturday Circle(s), click on the link below and fill out a brief form. I will send confirmation of registration when I receive your form.
The circles will be held here on Monument Rd. from 9:30 AM – 12:10 PM. (Women are invited to arrive any time after 8:50 AM for visiting time or to enter the large circle and become present through writing.) Our large circle will begin promptly at 9:30 AM.
You can also go to the Programs page for more information and register for the 2nd Saturday Circle(s) by clicking on the link near the bottom of the page, and filling out the brief form.
If you are ready to experience Women Writing for (a) Change before fall, please note that on May 19th there will be a FREE Sampler here on Monument Rd. I’m doing this one right after our Public Read-a-Round (May 1st at Koinonia Church) so that women can discover whether these circles resonate and can plan for the fall. Sign up early for the Sampler so that I can save you a seat. (We can accommodate 12 women)
You are all invited to the Tuesday, May 1st Public Read-a-Round, from 7:00-9:00 PM, where the Spring Class writers share their writings. It is always fun! The gift of sharing our words in community is always a powerful experience for both Readers and Listeners.
Thank you to the women who attended the January and February Samplers. It was, as always, an inspiration to share a circle with other women on their respective writing journeys!
Our next FREE Samplers will be Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:30-12noon, and Saturday, September 1, 2018 in anticipation of Fall Classes. Sign up early to reserve yourself a seat! Click below to fill out the Sampler registration form. I will respond to confirm your space in the circle.
About our Classes:
WWf(a)C ~ GJ classes provide a safe space where we create conscious community and provide a rigorous writing environment. As facilitator, I provide agendas, writing suggestions and learning opportunities (to take or leave) that are intended to facilitate each woman’s personal writing process. Through our commitment to one another’s processes, we advocate for one another’s writing and hence, for one another’s ‘truth-telling’. We provide opportunities to enhance our own writing processes and explore different genres, and/or to work on specific writings that are in progress. Our accountability to one another fuels our writing in positive ways, and we are motivated to write, write, write, share our writing, and grow through our listening to the writings of others.
The connections that result are authentic and supportive of our individual journeys. We find solace and strength in our appreciation for one another’s words through deep listening and conscious community. The 12-week course allows deep friendships to be formed as we respectfully honor one another’s truths through writing within our sacred circles.
2018 FALL CLASSES begin:
- The MORNING CLASS will be held Tuesday mornings from 9:30 AM – Noon, beginning September 18th and ending December 11th. Classes will include: September18,25 October 2,9,16,23,30 November 6,13,20,27, December 4, 11 (No class November 20.)
- The Evening Class will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 PM, beginning September 19 and ending December 12th. Classes will include: September 19,26 October 3,10,17,24,31 November 7,14,21,28 December 5,12 (No Class November 21) CMU credit is available for teachers.
Sampler and classes are held at 2476 Monument Rd., Grand Junction, CO. and are limited to 12 women.
The cost of the 12-week class is $350.00. This cost includes weekly printed materials and a rented space in which to gather for our Public Read-a-Round near the end of the class session.
Early Bird Special is available for women who register by September 1, 2018 ($30.00 discount) Payment plans are available, too.
Please register through the link to Class Registration form below:
and send $100.00 deposit to reserve your seat to:
Karen Fricke, WWf(a)C~GJ, 2476 Monument Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81507
I will then send you a confirmation Email. Pre-class welcome letter will be sent 2-weeks prior to class.
If we do not reach the minimum number of 8 women, your deposit will be refunded.
Call or E-mail with questions at:
970-261-0619 or firstname.lastname@example.org