Save the date!
From 7-9pm on Tuesday, July 31st, we will host the ultimate writing group meeting at the Mt Pleasant Tonic (3155 Mount Pleasant St, between Kenyon and Lamont).
We will be getting down in our typical Writing Group way, doing a freewrite and workshopping a piece, from 7-8pm. If you’ve been looking for a creative outlet in your life, or a way to get back into writing, now’s your moment! Anyone is welcome, all ages, all backgrounds – and if you have a piece you’d like workshopped, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, from 8-9pm, we’ll segue to our end-of-[fiscal]-year extravaganza! Suffice to say, there will be a bar tab, tacos aplenty ($.50 tacos – beef and bean – from 8-11), and raffle prizes.
That’s right – cheap eats, free drinks, and the shot at a sweet prize!
So if you’ve been waiting to come to a writing group meeting, let this be your incentive!
See you on the 31st,
Gwen & Colleen
Writing Group Co-Chairs
*photo credit: penguinbaywinery.com
This June 14, WIN will host its annual signature event: Women Opening Doors for Women. It’s a great event that feeds you not just literally, but with networking and amazing topics – like how to start and run a successful blog.
That’s right, this year your beloved Writing Group will host a dinner on blogging.
Looking to enter the blogosphere for the first time, or reinvigorate a blog in the lurch? Unsure what platform is the best fit for you? Just how frequently do you have to post, how specific does your topic have to be, and how do you get followers who will keep coming back? Join the Writing Group and a panel of successful bloggers in answering these questions and more. Learn how to set up and maintain a successful blog that rises above the fray and gets you noticed, and leave ready to get your voice heard.
Our Speakers Include:
Abigail Collazo: Project Manager at Turner Strategies and Editor at Fem 2pt0
Jessica Garson: National Voterfile Manager at ISSI Data, and blogger at http://iamyourjoeyramone.com
Sarah Granger: Founder, Center for Technology, Media & Society
Margie Omero, President and founder of Momentum Analysis, and Huffington Post/pollster.com blogger
You don’t want to miss this event. Get your tickets today!
What are you doing this Wednesday? Writing? Do it with us! Join us for our latest meeting on May 2 at Bread and Brew, at 7pm. Get the details about this and our upcoming meetings, as well as contest deadlines, at our calendar.
Week of WIN is coming! If you’re new win, fell of the wagon for a bit, or simply looking for good programming, check out all the amazing events, including another Writing Group meeting, but this time during lunch. Check out the Week of WIN (or #WoW if you tweet) calendar here.
Now let’s look down the road a bit. You know you’re working on something. We could all use an extra $50,000. So why not apply for the A Room of Her Own Gift of Freedom Award? First prize is $50,000! The other finalists receive $5000 and eligibility to attend a future writing retreat. Now this deadline is pretty far, so if you need an earlier deadline to get you started, consider the AROHO Orlando writing contest.
Want more contests? Aren’t you ambitious? Check these out.
Also, stay tuned for our details Women Opening Doors for Women event! WODW takes place June 14, so mark your calendars now!
Now check this out because it’s funny.
photo from katieflanagan.wordpress.com
It’s winter and we are in the midst of the holiday season – what isn’t there to write about? Take a few minutes from your holiday partying to write down some thoughts. With the days so short and the weather only getting colder, this can be a very contemplative time. What are you thinking about?
Here are some ideas to get your pen moving:
- What do the holidays mean to you?
- Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Why or why not? If so, what is it?
- What are you favorite – or least favorite – winter memories?
- Such short days! How do you make the most of the daylight?
- Have you been to a really great – or seriously awkward – holiday party? What happened?
- Did you travel to see your relatives this year? How was it different from last year?
Not much of a holiday person? What else is going on?
- It’s almost time for the Republican primaries – who do you think will win?
- How do you feel about the 2012 elections overall?
- What about the Occupy movement?
- What about world politics?
It’s also the time of year for lists: best books, films, films based on books, blunders, highlights, etc. Do you agree with the choices? What’s on your Top 10 for 2011?
Make a Top 10 (or 20 or 50) list of the most personally important moments to you that won’t make it on a national or international Top 10 list. Did you get a new job? Get married? Lose someone close to you? Did you take a new yoga class that has changed your perspective? Tried a new recipe? Read a great book? Did you go on a fabulous trip?
Whatever got to you, made you stop and think, gave you inspiration, challenged you like never before, and made this a year to remember, write it down.
If you blog and need help with ideas for posts, check out this list of bloggers who came up with pretty interesting ideas for the past year.
Don’t forget to toast all you have done this year and how much more you can do in 2012.
Learn How to Write an Op-Ed & Make Your Voice Heard
Only 15% of bylines on the opinion pages are women. Some of the most valuable intellectual real estate is the page opposite the editorial, the op-ed page. What do you have to say?
Join us for a discussion on the importance of having more women writing op-eds, and learn how to write and publish a successful op-ed yourself.
Sui Lang Panoke, Director and Founder of Women Politics Media Foundation, Inc
Kay Steiger, Online Managing Editor at The Washingtonian.
Alyssa Best, Program Manager at The Op-Ed Project
Liz Rose, Communications Director at Campaign for America’s Future
6:30 – 8:30pm
ARHP (Association of Reproductive Health Professionals)
1901 L St NW, Suite 300
On Facebook? Check out the event here
*photo from ihollaback.org