Young Women Writing for (a) Change Bloomington

Young Women Writing for (a) Change Bloomington

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Beth Lodge-Rigal is the Creative Director of Young Women Writing for (a) Change Bloomington. For 16 years, she’s been dedicated to building safe and courageous spaces for women, girls, and all individuals to create and connect through the art of writing and deep listening.
“… while there’s a strong #MeToo subtext… I use the phrase “me too” at numerous points in the novel to show positive connections between characters or characters and the art they’re passionate about. It’s a reclaiming of what “me too” can also mean. These “me toos” signify love.”
Please check-out & share my interview with The Qualitative Report about my new novel Film, feminism, and & writing fiction as research

Our aim is to foster healthy writing communities where words of girls and young women from all walks of life are nurtured, developed, and celebrated.

Young Women Writing for a Change is a program of the Writing for a Change Foundation of Bloomington, Inc. This arts-education non-profit organization has evolved out of the Women Writing for (a) Change leadership community. We are dedicated to supporting emerging voice, inner authority, and the use of writing as a transformational tool. Our circles for girls, teens and young women adhere to an

Operating as usual

11/30/2021

It's Giving Tuesday!

Donate on our webpage: https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/donate/

Check out our new merch! https://tinyurl.com/2p853phh

Tell a friend about WWf(a)C.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

It's Giving Tuesday!

Donate on our webpage: https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/donate/

Check out our new merch! https://tinyurl.com/2p853phh

Tell a friend about WWf(a)C.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

11/29/2021

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow! We have something special in store. Check back with us...and/or click here to support our programs:
https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/donate/

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow! We have something special in store. Check back with us...and/or click here to support our programs:
https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/donate/

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Young Writers: opportunities to get outside & tap into your creative and adventurous spirits!
https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/product-category/youth-classes/

Young Writers: opportunities to get outside & tap into your creative and adventurous spirits!
https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/product-category/youth-classes/

10/13/2021
Timeline photos 10/11/2021

We appreciate your support!
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10/06/2021

Let’s celebrate Autumn and allow our nature loving spirits to find story in the woods! https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/product/natural-wonders/

09/29/2021

There are two more circles in this series for girls! Sunday, Oct 3rd & Sunday, Oct.17th. Get details and register: https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/product-category/youth-classes/

There are two more circles in this series for girls! Sunday, Oct 3rd & Sunday, Oct.17th. Get details and register: https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/product-category/youth-classes/

09/28/2021

If you are a Bloomingfoods member, we invite you to go online and vote for WWf(a)C to be one of the Positive Change round-up program recipients! Funds raised will help us provide Young Women's programs for girls and youth of all genders! Thank you so much!

If you are a Bloomingfoods member, we invite you to go online and vote for WWf(a)C to be one of the Positive Change round-up program recipients! Funds raised will help us provide Young Women's programs for girls and youth of all genders! Thank you so much!

08/24/2021

Fall of 2021...Fridays and select Saturday Mornings. All Gender. Ages 18 & up.
https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/product-category/virtual-studios/

Want to keep your writing practice going? This fall, WWf(a)C has gently facilitated 90 minute virtual meet ups with poems and prompts, ample time and space for writing, sharing by choice. All genders welcome and ages 18 and up! These studios can be purchased in packages or individually. You can use the following link to sign up : https://www.womenwritingbloomington.org/product-category/virtual-studios/

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Let’s celebrate Autumn and allow our nature loving spirits to find story in the woods! Together we’ll find inspiration, craft, create, and explore our authentic voices.
For Girls in grades 4th-6th

Sunday, November 7; 1-4 pm Griffy
#womenwriting #youngwomenwriting #bloomington #indiana #youngwriters #writingforachange #shareyourstory #findyourvoice #girlswrite

Let’s celebrate Autumn and allow our nature loving spirits to find story in the woods! Together we’ll find inspiration, craft, create, and explore our authentic voices.
For Girls in grades 4th-6th

Sunday, November 7; 1-4 pm Griffy
#womenwriting #youngwomenwriting #bloomington #indiana #youngwriters #writingforachange #shareyourstory #findyourvoice #girlswrite

Timeline photos 08/02/2021

This fall join us for in-person, socially distanced FUN, CREATIVE, SUPPORTIVE writing circles.

Imagine This! Imagine That!- 4 part series for girls in grades 4-6

Challenge By Choice- one-day retreat in hills of Brown Country for teens (all gender) in middle and high school

Hike and Write- An afternoon writing and exploring the woods of Lake Griffy- for girls in grades 4-6

#womenwriting #youngwomenwriting #bloomington #indiana #youngwriters #writingforachange #shareyourstory #findyourvoice #girlswrite #teenswrite

This fall join us for in-person, socially distanced FUN, CREATIVE, SUPPORTIVE writing circles.

Imagine This! Imagine That!- 4 part series for girls in grades 4-6

Challenge By Choice- one-day retreat in hills of Brown Country for teens (all gender) in middle and high school

Hike and Write- An afternoon writing and exploring the woods of Lake Griffy- for girls in grades 4-6

#womenwriting #youngwomenwriting #bloomington #indiana #youngwriters #writingforachange #shareyourstory #findyourvoice #girlswrite #teenswrite

Timeline photos 07/30/2021

Girls in 4th-6th grade are invited to use their imaginations to write one of a kind stories. Perhaps YOU or someone you know has a story churning inside that is just waiting to be written. Girls who imagine and dream will participate in games, crafts and of course WRITING connected to their most creative selves. Come imagine and write with us at Young Women Writing for a Change!

September 12, September 26, October 3, and October 17, 1pm-4pm
These are is in-person circles. Masks required.

Register for series or for the classes individually.

#womenwriting #youngwomenwriting #bloomington #indiana #youngwriters #writingforachange #shareyourstory #findyourvoice #girlswrite

Girls in 4th-6th grade are invited to use their imaginations to write one of a kind stories. Perhaps YOU or someone you know has a story churning inside that is just waiting to be written. Girls who imagine and dream will participate in games, crafts and of course WRITING connected to their most creative selves. Come imagine and write with us at Young Women Writing for a Change!

September 12, September 26, October 3, and October 17, 1pm-4pm
These are is in-person circles. Masks required.

Register for series or for the classes individually.

#womenwriting #youngwomenwriting #bloomington #indiana #youngwriters #writingforachange #shareyourstory #findyourvoice #girlswrite

07/30/2021

@bimbalyna and @curiosityencouraged are really excited to offer this NEW day-long retreat for teens!

Low and high ropes, writing, team building, and problem solving- you choose your challenge.

Held in the gorgeous hills of Brown Country, Indiana, come retreat with us.

#browncounty #bloomington #indiana #youngwriters #writingforachange #shareyourstory #findyourvoice

@bimbalyna and @curiosityencouraged are really excited to offer this NEW day-long retreat for teens!

Low and high ropes, writing, team building, and problem solving- you choose your challenge.

Held in the gorgeous hills of Brown Country, Indiana, come retreat with us.

#browncounty #bloomington #indiana #youngwriters #writingforachange #shareyourstory #findyourvoice

Photos from Young Women Writing for (a) Change Bloomington's post 06/18/2021

How is it the last day of camp already?! 💕

What a wonderful week! Thank you writers for spending part of your summer with us, for sharing your words and creativity, for sharing you!

Keep writing and have a terrific summer ☀️

#womenwriting #youngwomenwriting #bloomington #indiana #youngwriters #writingforachange #shareyourstory #findyourvoice #girlswrite

Photos from Young Women Writing for (a) Change Bloomington's post 05/26/2021

Today is the last day of school for many in our local community. Have a wonderful summer! We hope it’s filled with lots of play and great stories!

Pictures from our recent hike and write 💕

04/29/2021

YWW Spring 2021

What a wonderful way to end our spring session! Thanks so much to Mary Beth and Angi for facilitating such awesome virtual and in-person circles! Our hike and write is coming up in May! We'd love your writers to join us!

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Timeline Photos 04/23/2021

Poetry Prompt- What do we get when we compare two unlike things without the words like or as?

A metaphor.

Try finishing these metaphor starters or create your own.

The sun is a __________

Today I am the ___________

My heart is a ___________

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- What do we get when we compare two unlike things without the words like or as?

A metaphor.

Try finishing these metaphor starters or create your own.

The sun is a __________

Today I am the ___________

My heart is a ___________

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/22/2021

Poetry Prompt- Fill a poem with onomatopoeia or choose a word from the photo and write a poem about it. ⠀

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Fill a poem with onomatopoeia or choose a word from the photo and write a poem about it. ⠀

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/21/2021

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem where you exaggerate greatly! ⠀

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem where you exaggerate greatly! ⠀

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/20/2021

Poetry Prompt- Try using personification in your next poem. Below are some well-known examples of lines with this type of figurative language.

"I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions." Sylvia Plath

"The grey-ey'd morn smiles on the frowning night, Check'ring the Eastern clouds with streaks of light." William Shakespeare

"I wandered lonely as a cloud" William Wordsworth⠀

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Try using personification in your next poem. Below are some well-known examples of lines with this type of figurative language.

"I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions." Sylvia Plath

"The grey-ey'd morn smiles on the frowning night, Check'ring the Eastern clouds with streaks of light." William Shakespeare

"I wandered lonely as a cloud" William Wordsworth⠀

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/19/2021

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem about yourself filled with similes. What are you like?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem about yourself filled with similes. What are you like?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉⠀

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/17/2021

One of our favorite writing circles is happening next month! Join us for a writing adventure around Griffy Lake.

#youngwriters #bloomington #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

One of our favorite writing circles is happening next month! Join us for a writing adventure around Griffy Lake.

#youngwriters #bloomington #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/16/2021

Poetry Prompt- Try writing a poem from the point of view of a color. What does purple sound like? What does green look like? What does yellow taste like?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Try writing a poem from the point of view of a color. What does purple sound like? What does green look like? What does yellow taste like?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/15/2021

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem about something that makes you, you.

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem about something that makes you, you.

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/14/2021

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem about a rainy day or a single raindrop.

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem about a rainy day or a single raindrop.

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/13/2021

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem where you describe your favorite food to someone who has never seen, tasted, or smelled it before.

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Write a poem where you describe your favorite food to someone who has never seen, tasted, or smelled it before.

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/12/2021

Poetry Prompt- Try writing a poem from the point of view of the ocean. If you were the ocean, what would you have to say?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Try writing a poem from the point of view of the ocean. If you were the ocean, what would you have to say?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/09/2021

Poetry Prompt- Joy is... What does joy feel like or taste like? What does joy look like or sound like? What is joy?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- Joy is... What does joy feel like or taste like? What does joy look like or sound like? What is joy?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Timeline Photos 04/08/2021

Poetry Prompt- If you were a flower, how would you feel? What would you look like? Smell like? Who would your friends be? Where would you grow?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

Poetry Prompt- If you were a flower, how would you feel? What would you look like? Smell like? Who would your friends be? Where would you grow?

Share your words on your social site or ours! Be sure to tag #ywwnpm so we can find each other and read each other’s words 🎉

#youngwriters #writepoetry #creativewriting #creativewritingforkids #girlswrite #writingforachange

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Young Women Writing for a Change is a program of the Writing for a Change Foundation of Bloomington, Inc. . This arts-education non-profit organization has evolved out of the Women Writing for (a) Change leadership community.
We are dedicated to supporting emerging voice, inner authority, and the use of writing as a transformational tool. Our circles for girls, teens and young women adhere to an inclusive definition of "woman" and "female" and welcome any young person who identifies as female, including trans and non-binary young women. Co-ed programs welcome all young people regardless of their gender identification. We are located in a handicap-accessible building and do not discriminate based on religion, race,ability or sexual orientation.

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