The best way to stay informed about upcoming meetings is to join our Meetup page, where we list all events.  But below you can find a few of our upcoming programs to get you started.  Register on Meetup. 

 

Hike + Write + Bird Watching in Guana Reserve!

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017, 8:30 AM

Guana Tolomato Mantanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
505 Guana River Rd St. Augustine, FL

7 Women Writers Attending

(photo credit Craig O’Neal)Our annual Write + Hike includes birdwatching this year!We’re so excited about this year’s Hike + Write! We’ll be meeting at Guana River Wildlife Management Area in Ponte Vedra early in the morning so we can get the best bird viewings. We’ll be led on our hike by intrepid photographer and bird-watcher (and newspaper col…

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Art + Soul Retreat

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM

Location details are available to members only.

8 Women Writers Attending

This one-day retreat will give women writers and artists time and space to write, collage, eat, and share our work — with food catered by Tres Leches. Activities include writing, collage, soul collage, and art journal-making. Enjoy time to make a new art journal, catch up on your Soul Collage creations, or explore new mixed media techniques. We’ll …

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Fourth Fridays at the Downtown Library: New Venue!

Friday, Mar 24, 2017, 12:00 PM

Downtown Library
303 N Laura St Jacksonville, FL

4 Women Writers Attending

New location!As part of our ongoing Fourth Friday series, Women Writing for a Change, Jacksonville has teamed up this fall with a NEW partner, the Downtown Library, to offer a free one-hour writing circle on the Fourth Friday of every month.  We’ll be in the new “Maker Space” on the ground floor of the library.Please note that we’ll be having oth…

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Spring 2017 Classes

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville, conducts regular tuition-based programs as part of it’s core curriculum, including the semester-long Wednesday night series.  We offer a Sampler of that program at the beginning of each semester.  Our next Sampler is on January 18, at 6 p.m. and our weekly Spring Series begins a week later, on Jan. 25. You can register and get more information on our Meetup page.

Come spend a Wednesday evening in the company of interesting women in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. All are welcome. No writing experience necessary.

Outreach Programs

We also conduct regular outreach programs in the community, including writing circles with incarcerated women, recovering drug and alcohol addicts, and clients of programs at The Women’s Center of Jacksonville, The Dolores Barr Weaver Policy Center for Girls, and the UNF Women’s Center—among other community resources for women and underserved populations.  See our Meetup page for more information and to watch for new programs.

 

Recent Programs

Write Around the Corner on April 6:  Jax Poetry Fest

We’re so pleased to join with local poetry therapy group Hope At Hand to present a workshop during the brand new Jax Poetry Fest at MOCA during Art Walk.  Our 90-minute workshop is called Song of the Soul, and it involves writing, poetry, and… the ukulele.  Yup. Be there.  You won’t be disappointed.  Open to men and women. Register HERE.

Write Around the Corner on May 15:  Write + Hike + Eat

We’re super excited to team up with Down to Earth Farm and The Sierra Club for another “Write Around the Corner” event. It’s a Write + Hike + Eat, including a 1.5-hour workshop on journaling techniques to use on the hiking trail, followed by an all-organic potluck and a private hike on the Down to Earth Farm trails with our intrepid organic farmer, Brian Lapinski. He’ll show us all of his wonderful vegetable farm amid the flora and fauna of Jacksonville’s Westside.  And there will be chickens.  And goats. And other cool stuff.  Both men and women are welcome to attend this event. Only 15 spots so sign up ASAP!  You can register HERE. Open to men and women.

SoulCollage®

Do you enjoy working with images and collage? If your soul cries out for creative expression beyond words, this 3-week series with Jennifer Wolfe and certified instructor Stephanie Durham will help you use creativity to get in touch with your soul side and put a new tool in your toolbox for self-understanding and creative self expression.  Join us!  Register here. Joint program with Jacksonville’s own Hope At Hand.

Fourth Fridays

Monthly Free Sampler at the Main Library Downtown. Come and try out our method over your lunch break! More details and registration here:  Fourth Fridays

One response »

  1. From Bobbi Hanks:

    August 26, 2013

    Jennifer,
    I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to tell you what a wonderful evening you provided for my Bosom Buddies. It was one of my all time favorite programs, and I’ve had a zillion of them. You have a very special way of bringing out creativity in people who have never shown any inkling of it before. I think you really touched everyone’s hearts, especially mine. You have a very special way about you and the topper was your ukelele playing. Wow!!

    With hugs and hope,
    Bobbi

    Bobbi de Córdova-Hanks
    Bosom Buddies Founder/Facilitator
    Program Coordinator
    Women’s Center of Jacksonville
    5644 Colcord Avenue
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211
    (904) 722-3000 x 224 (p)
    (904) 722-3100 (f)
    WomensCenterOfJax.org

    Improving the Lives of Women

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