What do women’s voices bring to the fabric of our society? Are their voices different from men’s? If there is a difference, is it a difference that is now more relevant than ever?

This six-week workshop provides a safe space for women of all ages to tell their stories and examine their journeys as individuals, as women, and as members of a larger world. By reading other women, we will explore themes that lead us to examine the bones of our lives. Such examination can help us to become more aware of the path our one “wild and precious life” is taking, and to celebrate that path through our own writing. Our texts will be Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, which explores the importance of women’s voices, and Gail Caldwell’s Let’s Take the Long Way Home, which celebrates the power of women’s friendships.

There will be an additional voluntary reading of participants’ work the Hines Center labyrinth, Thursday evening following the last Tuesday class.

Karleen Koen is a novelist and freelance writer/editor. Her first novel, Through a Glass Darkly (Random House), spent 21 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her last novel, Before Versailles (Crown Publishing), was included among the best historical fiction of the year by The Library Journal and RT Book Reviews.

Tuesdays, 12:00 to 1:30pm | September 12 through October 17th | $130 for Writespace and Hines Center members
After September 7, $160 for Writespace and Hines Center members | Optional Public Reading on Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 to 7:30pm

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