A free guided writing seminar for caregivers.
Before you began this dementia journey with your loved one, could you have even imagined how your life and relationships would change? The tenderness. The pain. The anxiety. The sense of purpose. The loss of identity. The love. Your story is an important one.
Appearance and Book Signing, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association.
Open to all genders, over 18 years of age.
Every writer, no matter his or her experience level, should feel they have a voice in contributing to our local, national and international conversations in the news. That can be accomplished through opinion writing, more specifically an op-ed.
What are the various types of opinion pieces? How do I best handle arguments from both sides, while expressing myself with facts and well-defined viewpoints? How can I use new strategies to write op-eds, as well as conveying this information across social media platforms?
In this workshop with Bonnie Jean Feldkamp, learn about opinion pieces in general, and how to tie personal experience to current events to write powerful op-eds and reach readers beyond the data points. Writers will learn strategies to help readers relate, empathize and care. Op-eds bring the news home and puts local faces to global issues. Every community member has a voice in the op-ed pages, regardless of platform, profession, or publishing experience.
Facilitated by Annette Januzzi Wick, participants will be exposed to writing samples of op-ed pieces before and after publication, and explore the message of his or her writing work while crafting an op-ed piece of their own. Laptops welcome.
Registration coming soon through WWfaC, but open to all.
Light snacks and water will be provided.
Annette Januzzi Wick (annettejwick.com) is a writer, author, teacher. She is a certified facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change and recently published I’ll Have Some of Yours. Visit annettejwick.com to learn more.
Bonnie Jean Feldkamp (writerbonnie.com) is an award-winning freelance writer who writes service journalism articles, personal essays, columns, and op-eds. Bonnie often contributes to The Cincinnati Enquirer and USAToday. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Scary Mommy, Medium and more. Bonnie is the Communications Director for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. She is a board member of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, a member of Journalism and Women Symposium, and the National Federation of Press Women. Bonnie lives in Cincinnati with her husband and family.
Where We Are Now - An Exploration of Womens' Lives in Words. In this one-hour creative writing circle facilitated by Women Writing for (a) Change, we will honor Women’s History Month by reflecting on ourselves in the context of contemporary American society. Participants will be invited to consider their own lives through the presentation of powerful poetry, thoughtful writing prompts, intentional sharing of personal writing, and deep listening.
Join in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County as we celebrate LadyFest, a monthlong event designed to promote the health and well-being of women in our region. Check out the main library events page for more details.
Aging and Memory through the Lens of Science and Literature. This presentation will focus on various pieces of modern-day literature composed by scientifically-trained, female writers, including neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice, Lisa Genova, and gerontologist and author of Olive Kitteredge, Elizabeth Strout. How did they use their understanding of science to approach their stories? The presentation will be led by computer scientist-turned writer, Annette Januzzi Wick, author of I’ll Have Some of Yours. Book signing to follow.
Date: April 7, 2020. TBD
Appearance and Booksigning.
Appearance and Booksigning.
Join teacher and writer Annette Januzzi Wick and the Lloyd Library and Museum staff to explore their collaboration with this year's Fotofocus: light &.
In our writing workshop, participants will have access to the Lloyd’s exhibits and collection, and guided through prompts to elicit writing about the brightness of our lives and surroundings, and how leaving room for shadow opens us to more light.
When: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (water and light snacks will be provided)
Location: Lloyd Library, 900 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Open to: All genders, Ages 16 through Adult. Class size limited.
Register at: www.womenwriting.org
Rectify Our City's Disregard for Pedestrians - Enquirer, November, 2019.
Love Flows Both Ways - HCRManorcare.com
WVXU – Interview with Annette Wick and Pauletta Hansel. . March, 2019.
Midlife Boulevard. Five Steps to Creating a Mission Statement of Care, July, 2016.
Alzheimers.net. Transitioning Loved Ones with Dementia, October, 2015. She’s My Mother, December, 2015.
Arden Courts Newsletter. Spring, 2015.
Movers and Makers. Wither the Orchestra Goeth, April, 2016. Makers on Main, July, 2016, Sister in Memoir, February, 2016.
TheCaregiverspace.com. Coming Into Flower, June, 2016, Letting Go of Broken Things, July 2016.
Spillwords.com. The Courtship of Writing, July, 2016.
Erma Bombeck/HumorWriters.org. Erma Made Me Miss My Mother, April, 2016.
Mover and Makers. Freelance. My Final Words on Groceries. 2017. Whither Goeth the Audience. 2016. Makers on Main. 2016.
Cincinnati Enquirer. A Most Precious Gift, July, 1999. Reaction to Toddler’s Death? Inaction, April, 2015.
For a Better World. Poems on Peace and Justice. Cincinnati, 2006, 2015, 2016.