The International
Women's Writing Guild

Women's Voices, Women's Words

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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Women's Voices, Women's Words

The Crisis, the Call, the Challenge: Women Writing through the Dark

When: Jun 3, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Program Description: 

How much sense does it make to be writing a memoir during a global pandemic? Is it crazy to keep producing work when the publishing industry is in a meltdown? If it was hard to find a publisher before this mess, how will I ever find one now? 

We are the International Women's Writing Guild. We were made for this moment. We know from the past and from our vision for the future how important it is that we send our words out in all directions and in all forms. Children need them, our elders need them, and WE need them. We need to feel what we know rising up from our marrow and making its way to the people like food for the hungry, a wrap against the chill.

This is a 60 minute group ponder on Women's Voices, Women's Words: why what we write matters, how it comes to pass that we heal ourselves in the process, how the silencing of women has even contributed to the crisis we face as a human family. All of it is connected and this is our time to rise up, speak out, take our places at the podiums and pulpits throughout the world. We are not returning to any old world. We are forging a NEW world here. We are creative contributors to what will come because we the InSisters insist on it. It will not happen by default. They will not put a microphone in front of our face. It is our job to seize it, to speak into it, to announce the new dispensation of equity, justice, and balance of power.

Are you ready to imagine a future that works for all of us and co-celebrate our power as cultural creators? Join us!

Facilitated by Jan Phillips, IWWG instructor since 1990.   IWWG anniversary video   2018 IWWG video

Jan Phillips—poet, musician, writer, photographer— is the author of ten books of creative non- fiction, including Born Gay, Marry Your Muse, Divining the Body, and The Art of Original Thinking. Jan teaches workshops that connect the dots between creativity, spiritual intelligence, and social action. She has performed with Pete Seeger, presented with Jane Goodall, sung to Gladys Knight. Her life has been shaped by two years in a Catholic convent, one year on a global peace pilgrimage, and seventy years of being gay. She is founder and executive director of Livingkindness Foundation, which is committed to fostering diversity and ending racism.