The Future Is In Your Mouth [Zoom Series]

The Future Is In Your Mouth [Zoom Series]

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$115 – $120

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Let’s talk about the power of words and language and how words work in us. How can we think differently about our choices?

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Let’s talk about the power of words and language and how words work in us. Let’s talk about the violence of the American lexicon: “Battleground state,” “You’re killing it,” “War on drugs.” What could happen if we altered our language? Where could we grow, if we started to think differently about how the world is? Let’s articulate the world we want to live in.

Working with guest faculty member Pam Temple, we will explore how we use words and language in our culture, and how they interact with themes from our latest art exhibition, “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.” Inspired by poetry, articles, interviews, and optional “take home” suggestions, we will write together and explore the subconscious power of language, and how we might change the words we choose to magnify the themes of justice, hope, and redemption.

Writing in community over Zoom, we will use practices honed by 30 years of experience with women writers plus many months of Zoom circles! Friendly people, meaningful writing, sacred words—and well-managed technology.

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New writer? Remember, you don’t have to be a professional writer to join in. Use this class to find out more about Women Writing for (a) Change’s amazing process, used by thousands of women across the country since 1991 to express their authentic selves through writing and community-building. We'll use prompts, poetry, and prose to practice many different writing techniques.

Experienced writer? By taking this series, you'll have a chance to sharpen your craft and technique in our small-group circles. You can bring whatever project you're working on and expect good feedback from people you can trust.

BACKGROUND

Women Writing for (a) Change® was founded in 1991 by Mary Pierce Brosmer, a practicing poet and former English teacher. She developed WWf(a)C to encourage women to find their voices, speak their truths, and tell their stories in a world in which they were often silenced. (womenwriting.org).

The Jacksonville-affiliated school was established in 2014 by Jennifer Wolfe, evolving into a non-profit in 2018, and adding three new faculty members in 2019-2020. Our intention is to expand our outreach and accessibility to a larger, more diverse audience.

“A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, Dive in. Hold on. Love it up. Get naked. Let them see you. Let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love great. You will be changed. The very fabric of your Being will be altered by this. If you allow it. Please, allow it.” — Jeanette LeBlanc

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