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Writing Group Provides Opportunity for More Conscious Connection

Join Women Writing for (a) Change Jacksonville for a more mindful way of connecting in community this fall. The group offers a variety of programs highlighting the words and wisdom of women, with the goal of creating stronger community connection through writing, art and women’s leadership.

“We facilitate supportive writing circles that encourage people to craft more conscious lives through the art of writing and the practices of community,” says Jennifer Wolfe, executive director of the group that she founded in Jacksonville in 2014.

“We offer not only regular writing circles in our community, but also art exhibits featuring women artists; an annual anthology of women writers and artists; and a number of special events highlighting our women writers, artists, leaders in the community,” says Wolfe.

This “radically inclusive” community works to create a safer space for women’s voices and to celebrate women’s leadership. Their current art exhibition, titled Rivers: A Journey Beneath the Surface and curated by author and art historian Mallory O’Connor, calls attention to the importance of water and its symbolic connection to women as a vital force of our community.

The group will present several connection opportunities this month at their headquarters at 1610 Osceola Street, in Jacksonville, including the Wine, Women and Words: Celebrating Rivers program on November 7, 2021, featuring Nancy Powell, executive director of Scenic Jacksonville and the Riverfront Parks Now initiative. They will also hold an Open House of the Rivers Exhibition on November 13, from 1 to 3 p.m., 2021, and a Public ReadAround of women writers on November 21. More writing classes will begin in January, including a “write and hike” event focusing on combining mindfulness with one’s writing practice.

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