“Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.” —Starhawk, Dreaming the Dark
FIRST ANNUAL WRITERS’ RECEPTION
Join us for a community gathering this Friday evening.
Find a circle of friends waiting for you at Women Writing for (a) Change
Dear Community Members:
Make new friends and reconnect with old ones as we gather this Friday for our new annual Homecoming Reception. Bring a guest and get a special gift. Learn more about our fall programs and how you can participate from wherever you are!
Register here: Writers’ Homecoming Reception. See our other programs below. During this difficult time for our community and for the world, find a circle of healing here. We’d love to join our strength with yours to do the work that needs to be done.
Meanwhile, we so appreciate Melissa Ross giving us a chance to talk about our fall theme of RIVERS on First Coast Connect. If you missed the broadcast this morning, listen in HERE. Our segment begins at 46:07.
Jennifer Wolfe, Executive Director,
Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville
Writers’ Homecoming Reception
JOIN US FOR A SAMPLER NEXT WEEK
Choose Zoom or In-Person Circles This Fall
At this point, we are planning a few in-person circles with limited seating but also Zoom circles for folks who prefer them or need them for accessibility reasons. Choose one of two Samplers next week, one in-person and one via Zoom! More classes on our website under Writers. Hope to see you in the circle!
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO LATELY
Celebrating our Zora Neale Hurston Fellow
We were pleased to meet in person this week for a final circle with Emily Mitchell, our Zora Neale Hurston Fellow in Placemaking, Community-Building, and Literary Arts this past spring. An artist and UNF fine arts senior, she’s made a beautiful art and writing journal about her work with us this past semester and will read about her experience Friday during our Writers’ Reception. And now we welcome Jasmin Sotto as our college intern for the fall; she’s studying Communications at FSCJ and is passionate about art and writing and the work we are doing. Welcome, Jasmin, and thank you, Emily!
Meanwhile, we’ve been drinking tea and holding lots of planning meetings about the upcoming semester, using talking stones and candles to make our Zoom meetings as enjoyable as possible. Plus it was fun on Tuesday night to share our work with the women of the Jacksonville chapter of Zonta International. Zonta is dedicated to advancing the status of women locally and worldwide through service and advocacy. Check them out and join in. —JW
The Last Word
“A line of fire communicates, but drop
your weapons and drop your line,
consider the shortest distance from x
to y, let x be me, let y be you.”
—Martha Collins, excerpted from ”Lines,” in Some Things Words Can Do © The Sheep Meadows Press, 1998