The mission of Women Writing for (a) Change Grand Junction is to provide classes that emphasize writing as a powerful tool for transformation and personal growth, within a collaborative, creative community.
What We Do
Women Writing for (a) Change Grand Junction offers classes in a non-competitive, safe environment as women explore and develop their writing skills. In our writing circles and specialty classes participants explore and work in a variety of genres, including journal-writing, poetry, prose, essay, fiction, and more. While some participants have published, the focus is on process rather than product. Women receive useful resources and feedback relevant to their own needs. Writing becomes a tool to promote personal growth through self-expression within a supportive community of other women writers. All women’s stories are listened to and honored within the WWf(a)C circle, and care is taken to honor each individual’s process within the larger group. We meet in both large and smaller groups of writers, time is valued and our process creates a safe “container” for each and every woman.
About the Facilitator
Karen Fricke is a writer, published poet and long time educator and has taught students at both elementary and middle-school levels. She has also provided classes and workshops for adults at the university level to enhance their teaching of writing. She attended the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy in the summer of 2015 (CFLA) and received licensure to open an affiliate school in Grand Junction, CO. This experience was powerful on many levels, as it provided a wealth of valuable resources and insights for her to tap into while facilitating WWf(a)C. Karen combines her experiences to faciliate the healing practice of writing in an authentic, supportive circle which provides a space for women to speak their truths and share their stories.
As an elementary school teacher, Karen found that taking Women Writing for (a) Change classes enriched her teaching of both students and adults, as well as affecting her personal life in powerful ways. As a result, she is dedicated to providing this same opportunity to women in the community as they navigate their lives. The space that Women Writing holds for women to explore their own voices within a collaborative community is life affirming and often times life- changing.