Women Writing for a Change's Core Courses provide a safe and non-competitive environment for individuals to develop their writing skills, strengthen their voices, enhance their well-being, and become empowered to create positive change. Teacher-facilitators provide writing prompts and resources, at the same time encouraging participants to choose and develop their own subject matter. Classes allow for personal writing time, small-group sharing , instruction in useful and positive feedback, and opportunities to read aloud for an audience.
Other courses and workshops cover specific topics or themes, such as Stages of a Woman's Life; The Writer's Life; or Coming Home to Self. Still other courses blend writing and movement, as in Taming the Hurried Life through Writing and Yoga, or combine art and writing, such as Words and Watercolors.
All community members are trained in WWFC practices – including active listening, respect, equal sharing of time, and the intentional giving and receiving of feedback. Through adherence to these practices, writers find a receptive home for their words and the safety required to experiment and grow in their craft.
People often ask, What kind of writing do you do? Our answer: All kinds! Members of the WWFC community include published authors and poets, those who enjoy journal writing, and those exploring the art of writing for the first time. All gain the energy, experience and encouragement derived from writing in community.
For a better idea of the variety of writing that emerges from WWFC courses, read some examples from WWFC classes.