“I still believe we are capable of attention, that anyone who notices the world must want to save it.” —Rebecca Baggert
SAVE THE DATE!
Our gorgeous new anthology is coming soon! Join us to celebrate this December.
Get your copy, meet your friends at our upcoming Anthology Release Parties
FINALLY! Our gorgeous 2021 Anthology, (a) river rising: ROOTS and BRANCHES edition, will be ready for pick-up on the weekend of Dec. 4-5, 2021. Hooray! Congratulations to all the writers and artists—and editors—whose work is featured in this beautiful book. We are thrilled beyond measure to honor your work in this way.
Kickoff Party Saturday at Yellow House
We are so pleased to partner with Hope McMath at Yellow House (577 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204) to kick off our celebration starting Saturday, Dec. 4. Join us from 1-4 p.m. to pick up your books, meet other writers and artists, and see the latest Yellow House exhibition.
Don’t Miss The Community ReadAround
Join us for a Community ReadAround at Yellow House on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. Writers and artists will have the opportunity to read their work aloud in small group circles to give everyone the chance to engage with the work and each other. Fans, friends, and family encouraged to attend.
Meet + Greet on Sunday 1-3 p.m.
Can’t make it Saturday? Pick up your book at the Meet + Greet on Sunday, Dec. 5, at Women Writing for (a) Change (1610 Osceola Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204) from 1-3 p.m., where you can talk to the editors, meet the artists and writers one-on-one, and see the RIVERS Exhibition one more time. (And finish the day with a champagne toast!)
Building Community, Together
At either Release Party event, you’ll engage with other artists and writers in the book, talk to your fans, and make new friends. You’ll also be able to pick up extra copies of the anthology, purchase a matching journal or two, and enjoy a fabulous collection of work from local artists.
For safety reasons, please wear your mask indoors at both locations.
Jennifer Wolfe, Executive Director,
Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville
PUBLIC READAROUND THIS SUNDAY
Support our Fall Writers this Sunday
We’ll be gathering in the garden for our an in-person Public ReadAround this Sunday, when we invite the general public, friends, and family to come hear writing generated over the past semester in our circles. Join us for a relaxing afternoon of writing, art, and ideas. We’d love to see you.
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO LATELY
Wine, Women, and Words In the Garden What a joy it was to be back together in person, celebrating rivers, women’s leadership, and women’s creative expression at this event—not to mention the return of the fabulous lavender cake made by AvesBaking! Grateful to Nancy Powell of Riverfront Parks Now and artist/environmental educator Abby Howard Murphy for showing us how ordinary human beings (like them, like you) can make a big difference. Learn the facts. Reduce your footprint. Listen to women.
The Last Word
“What a lovely illusion!
An old car tire, a mossy mattress,
a shopping cart strewn on the river’s bank.
The drone of a leaf blower interrupts.
And the river says, ‘Hush!’
We have a time limit.
We are on notice.
And the river says, ‘Quick, quick before it’s too late!’”
—Nancy Kysela, Fall Series writer (excerpt, found poem)