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Women Writing for a Change

Women Writing for a Change

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by Mary Pierce Brosmer
     
 

In her insightful debut book, Mary Pierce Brosmer shares the unique method of writing that she developed as founder and director of Women Writing for (a) Change, a nationwide organization that teaches women and girls to nurture the conscious feminine voice within them. Imaginative exercises, helpful examples, and provocative anecdotes enable women to explore their

Overview

In her insightful debut book, Mary Pierce Brosmer shares the unique method of writing that she developed as founder and director of Women Writing for (a) Change, a nationwide organization that teaches women and girls to nurture the conscious feminine voice within them. Imaginative exercises, helpful examples, and provocative anecdotes enable women to explore their writing not just as a means of individual self-examination and expression, but also as a way to create and effect positive social change.

Endorsements: "An invitation for us to personally explore, through writing, the author's belief 'in the power of language, truth-telling and stories as instruments of healing.' This book is a true instrument of healing for women, our children and our disconnected society."
Margaret J. Wheatley
Author of Leadership and the New Science and Turning to One Another

"Women Writing for (a) Change is a wonderful book full of insight and clarity. It supports us in our efforts to write and to be, with honesty and acceptance as writers and as human beings. This is a book to be read many times over."
Sharon Salzberg
Author of Lovingkindness

"An opening into the transformational power of writing . . . equal parts journal, poetry, admonition, exercises you can do, and insight into the gift of the feminine."
Peter Block
Author of Community: The Structure of Belonging

"Using descriptive prose, exercises for the reader, and her poetry and essays about her life, Brosmer's book embodies her sense of a female aesthetic."
Marge Piercy
Novelist, Poet, Memoirist

Writers and aspiring writers will "catch courage" from the wisdom of Mary PierceBrosmer. Out of the pages of this book emerges a voice too long concealed—the authenticity of women's words. Many will be moved by Brosmer's radical commitment to create a space for feminine truth.
Macrina Wiederkehr
Author of Seven Sacred Pauses

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933495187
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Read an Excerpt

From Women Writing for (a) Change
I speak as an ordinary woman who was surprised to have conceived and given birth at midlife to a powerful and empowering movement of women and girls telling the truths of our lives, not as exhibitionists or victims, but as leaders and participants in a new and fragile possibility that truth, all manner of truths, written and heard in community, might just set us free, free to be in the web of creation, without arrogance or delusion.

What People are saying about this

Marge Piercy

"Using descriptive prose, exercises for the reader, and her poetry and essays about her life, Brosmer's book embodies her sense of a female aesthetic. (Marge Piercy, Novelist, Poet, Memoirist)

Sharon Salzberg

Women Writing for (a) Change is a wonderful book full of insight and clarity. It supports us in our efforts to write and to be, with honesty and acceptance as writers and as human beings. This is a book to be read many times over. (Sharon Salzberg, Author of Lovingkindness)

Margaret J. Wheatley

An invitation for us to personally explore, through writing, the author's belief 'in the power of language, truth-telling and stories as instruments of healing.' This book is a true instrument of healing for women, our children and our disconnected society. (Margaret J. Wheatley, Author of Leadership and the New Science and Turning to One Another)

Peter Block

An opening into the transformational power of writing . . . equal parts journal, poetry, admonition, exercises you can do, and insight into the gift of the feminine. (Peter Block, Author of Community: The Structure of Belonging)

Meet the Author

Mary Pierce Brosmer is a teacher, poet, feminist visionary, and the founder of Women Writing for (a) Change. In 2007 Pierce Brosmer won the Athena Award from Cincy Business for her leadership as a social entrepreneur. Her poetry has been featured in such places as English Journal and Sojourners.

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