PUBLIC

APPEARANCES

  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018
    Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018
  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018

    A weekend workshop for writers ready to receive peer and mentor feedback on a complete manuscript.

    MORE INFO HERE
  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00Gateway West Park (3rd floor Conference Room) 644 Linn St. Cincinnati, OH 45203

    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. Pauletta Hansel is the author of Palindrome, a poetry collection written in response to her mother's dementia. She leads this nurturing and inspiring writing session as an opportunity to use writing to reflect on your own journey, and to share as much or as little as you choose in a supportive and safe circle of other caregivers. No previous writing experience is necessary; participants of previous workshops are welcome to return.

    Registration required. Space is limited.

    Facilitator: Pauletta Hansel

    Part of series.

    https://www.alz.org/media/cincinnati/documents/Writing-Session-12-2018-with-OL.pdf

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lloyd Library

    Come join us in our Write Around the Corner Series at The Lloyd Library and Museum. 

    As part of Ingredients to Warm the Season, writers will have access to the current exhibit and use it as backdrop to heat up their work, add some variety and make their come alive.

    Registration through Women Writing for a Change.

     

  • Fri
    15
    Feb
    2019
    Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019
    9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Fridays, Women Writing for Change

    Join our 8-week series of Reading like a Writer.Want to write the great American novel? First, one must investigate the great American writers and their approaches to craft. In these classes, we study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain that depth in one's own writing. Participants implement new techniques in their own work and use the art of critique to examine published authors and the participant's own work. Each session includes fastwrites, instruction, a longer writing time to apply new principles, and short readarounds to test new techniques.

    Visit Women Writing for a Change to register.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019
    1:00 - 3:30Women Writing for (a) Change

    Join Women Writing for (a) Change for the fifth program in this ten-part series, as we explore race from the lens of categories. Joan Ferrante, a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University, and her students created a film that examines the history of racial categories, what was lost in the effort to sort humans one from the other, and how that is relevant to today's cultural, political and socio-economic climates.

    After viewing the film, Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories, Joan will lead a discussion as we consider how and why categories were formed, and why mourning their existence can bring healing and reconciliation into the lives of those impacted. Writing prompts will guide participants in their own journey to discover, question, and understand more about a topic shaping our national conversation.

    Women Writing for (a) Change partners with Northern Kentucky University and Joan Ferrante for the fifth program in this ten-part series. The series is designed to explore and consider a variety of cross cultural expressions, and to foster deeper understanding and awareness of different racial, ethnic, and cultural traditions.

    Note: This program will take place at Women Writing for (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Register here.

    Joan Ferrante is founder and director of the Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories Project. She is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University. Joan is the author of Sociology: A Global Perspective (9th edition) and Seeing Sociology (3rd edition). She also co-authored/edited The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity in the United States with Prince Brown, Jr (2nd edition). Her most recent works are Places That Matter: Knowing Your Neighborhood Through Data (University of California, forthcoming 2018) and How Race Has Estranged US: An Invitation to Talk (in progress).

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.TBD - Cincinnati

    A free guided writing seminar for caregivers.

    How do you hold the grief over a loved ones' passing from one stage of dementia to another. To saying the final goodbye. How do we keep our loves ones close with story?

    Annette Wick and Pauletta Hansel leads this nurturing and inspiring writing session as an opportunity to use writing to reflect on your own journey, and to share as much or as little as you choose in a supportive and safe circle of other caregivers. No previous writing experience is necessary; participants of previous workshops are welcome to return.

    Registration coming soon.

  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.TBD - Cincinnati

    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. Annette Wick leads this nurturing and inspiring writing session as an opportunity to use writing to reflect on your own journey, and to share as much or as little as you choose in a supportive and safe circle of other caregivers. No previous writing experience is necessary; participants of previous workshops are welcome to return.

    Registration required. Limited seating.

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  • Wed
    21
    Aug
    2019
    12:00 pmParish Health Ministries

    Volunteer Luncheon Appreciation - Speaking event and workshop.

    Would you like to deepen your ability to provide compassionate, effective care to those you serve while discovering new tools for your own self-care?  Join us to explore the value of personal writing and storytelling in providing excellent care.  Pauletta Hansel and Annette Januzzi Wick are writers, teachers and family caregivers who have helped hundreds of participants to incorporate writing, sharing and listening to stories into their personal and professional lives as caregivers.

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  • Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    6:30 pmSavannah Center, West Chester, OH

    Cheering for Charity's annual fundraiser to support Cheering Voices, a blend of music therapy offered to individuals in care home settings.

    For more information, visit https://www.cheeringforcharity.org/2019-sideline-event

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019
  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00Gateway West Park (3rd floor Conference Room) 644 Linn St. Cincinnati, OH 45203

    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.

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  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Women Writing for (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Road.

    Annette Januzzi Wick calls I’ll Have Some of Yours her how-not-to caregiving book.

    In her a collection of essays, she shares the mistakes made along the way while trying finding the perfect care home for her mother, who is slipping further into dementia.

    The task isn’t simple. Her father dies in the midst of her parents’ transition to Cincinnati. And her mother presents some challenges—like hitting another resident, yelling at an Elvis impersonator, berating her daughter for the thingy’s in her hair.

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  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Yeatman's Cove / Sawyer Point

    Come join me in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. I will be supporting Arden Courts at their booth, and then putting on my walking shoes to join the hundreds of walkers honoring, remembering, and hoping....

     

    Register NOW!

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019
    12:00 pm

    For attendees only.

  • Mon
    21
    Oct
    2019
    11:00 amSinclair Community College Campus

    Do you tell people, "I'm not a writer," but secretly know you are one? Come join author Annette Januzzi Wick to explore what it means to be a writer, where can writing take us into the larger community, and how we can use writing to change ourselves and our environments.

    Open to the public. Attendance is free.

    Email: James.Dunham@sinclair.edu for more information.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    All DayDuke Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Mon
    28
    Oct
    2019
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.WMKU 89.3 FM

    Listen in to Healthscope on WMKV, 89.3 FM with host Robyn Allgeyer as we discuss the challenges of caregiving as it pertains to someone with dementia. Call in your questions.

    Streaming live at wmkvfm.org

    513-782-2753

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019
    6:00 pmOver-the-Rhine Senior Center

    Details coming soon!

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019
    2:00 pmSmith & Hannon Bookstore, 1405 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

      Read more about Smith & Hannon, recently relocated to Over-the-Rhine.

     

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019
    6:00 pmArden Courts of Kenwood, Cincinnati

    “How to Have the Talk”

    Teaming up with Buckeye Home Health, Annette will share insights into her mother's transition into a memory care community, including how to ease into the family of care, and how to make it last--while you can.

     

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    6:00 pmSerene Suites Memory Care, Blue Ash
  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019
    6:00 pmTBD - Cincinnati

    1419: A Love Story

    Annette Januzzi Wick and Mark Manley call their once-abandoned 1875 Italianate-style townhome at 1419 Race Street their love child. The couple both lost their first spouses to cancer. Years later, they married and blended families and possessions, but never a home, until they purchased one in Over-the-Rhine in 2012. They planted themselves in the neighborhood through community council and non-profit engagement, walking the streets at night and at dawn and in writing, to connect, learn and grow.

    In 1875, Charles Mueller built a home on 1419 Race Street and ran his apothecary out of what is now Nellie’s Tavern at Taft’s Ale House. Charles and his wife, Katherine, had six children, all of whom led diverse lives, though some met with unhappy and morbid endings. In 2018, descendants of Charles and his wife found their way to 1419 Race Street—as guests—and left behind a piece of history.

    Annette and Mark will share how they fell for the neighborhood and were later “adopted” by this family of descendants.

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019
    6:00 pmArden Courts of Farmington, Connecticut
  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019
    1:30 pmHamilton, OH. Senior Center
  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020
    9:00 pm

    Listen in to Fading Memories as host, Jennifer Fink, and writer Annette Januzzi Wick discuss the notion of approaching the role of caregiving like a job, while balancing the need to be part of the greater family of caregivers in our loved ones lives.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lloyd Library, 917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH

    Join teacher and writer Annette Januzzi Wick and the Lloyd Library and Museum staff to explore their latest exhibit, The Treasures of the Lloyd, a deep dive into the archives of the Lloyd, when the “most interesting, rare and historically significant pieces will be on display.”

    In our writing workshop, participants will have access to the Lloyd’s collection and guided through prompts to elicit memories, and seek out the stories hidden beneath the written words. Why is writing important to preserving our memories? Why do we “write around” some topics and not directly into them? Can less actually mean more? 

     

    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

    Tuition: $35

    Open to: All genders, Ages 16 through Adult. Class size limited.

    Register at: www.womenwriting.org

  • Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00Gateway West Park (3rd floor Conference Room) 644 Linn St. Cincinnati, OH 45203

    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.

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  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020
    7:00 pm

    Appearance and Book Signing, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020
    1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Women Writing for (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Road.

    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.

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020
    6:00 pm

    Sarah Brown of Failing Forward, interviews writer Annette Januzzi Wick, about her recent incident when she was struck by a car, and how that humbling experience is shaping her writing and creative life in newfound ways.

  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2020
    6:30 pmMain Library, Cincinnati

    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 or click here to register.

  • Thu
    02
    Apr
    2020
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lloyd Library, 917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH

    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

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020
    11:00 amUniversity Club, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Join me on April 25, 2020, in Giving Voice to seniors as advocates in their life and for their care. Visit Giving Voice to buy tickets NOW for Mimosas for Memories.

  • Mon
    08
    Jun
    2020
    Thu
    11
    Jun
    2020
    6:00 pmVarious Locations of Arden Courts in Cleveland

    Appearance and Booksigning.

  • Tue
    23
    Jun
    2020
    Wed
    24
    Jun
    2020
    6:00 pmVarious Locations of Arden Courts in Connecticut

    Appearance and Booksigning.

  • Tue
    06
    Oct
    2020
    Thu
    08
    Oct
    2020
    6:00 pmArden Courts of Detroit
  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2020
    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lloyd Library, 917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH

    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

    Tuition: $35

    Open to: All genders, Ages 16 through Adult. Class size limited.

    Register at: www.womenwriting.org

  • Wed
    14
    Oct
    2020
    Thu
    15
    Oct
    2020
    6:00 pmArden Courts of Florida, various locations

PUBLISHING

Writing Restores a Mother-Daughter Relationship--Even in Dementia, AlzAuthors.com. 2020.

Elongation - Writer's Resist

What's the Big Idea - with Mindy Rosen - Friends of Music Hall blog. 2020.

Rectify Our City's Disregard for Pedestrians - Enquirer, November, 2019. 

Love Flows Both Ways - HCRManorcare.com 

"The Art of Being Enough" - Books by Women.

WVXU – Interview with Annette Wick and Pauletta Hansel. . March, 2019.

National Society of Newspaper Columnists. What Qualifies as Honorable Mention? April, 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.

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