Online Events

    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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    We’ve declared 2019 The Year of the New Narrative—one that authentically expresses the fullness of women’s voices, concerns, desires, and objectives—so we’re featuring NINE 4-week webinars exploring narrative through different lenses. 



    To save money while maximizing your learning, we're offering a Webinar 3-Pack!
    • $297 Member ($99/webinar: save $20 per, for a $60 total savings)
    • $387 Nonmember ($129/webinar: save $20 per, for a $60 total savings)

    How the WEBINAR 3-PACK works:

    • Buy a Webinar 3-Pack NOW, and you can let us know later which webinars from our 2019 schedule (below) you want to register for. You can even gift one of your webinars to a woman writer you want to support! 
    • You will need to select from the below list of 2019 webinars by December 31, 2019. That is, this offer expires at the end of 2019, and no partial or full refunds will be given.
    • If you select a webinar that’s already happened “live,” we will email you the recordings (all four sessions), plus the instructor’s materials.
    • These recordings are yours to keep, to view at your convenience, and do not expire.

    Click on the webinar below to read all about it and its presenter:

    January:  Life Inspires Ideas: Ignite Your Daily Practice, with Suzi Banks  Baum
    February:  The Heroine’s Journey as a Narrative Structure, with Maureen Murdock
    March:  Narrative and Poems, with June Gould
    April:  Are You There, God? It's Me Again: Coming-of-Age Stories for Every Age, with Sherri L. Smith
    May:  Spiritual Narrative: Claiming It, Writing It, Publishing It, with Jan Phillips
    June:  Narrative of Healing: Writing Through the Intersection of Struggle and Community-Self Care, with traci kato-kiriyama
    September:  The Narrative of Embodiment: Reclaiming the Feminine Self, with Dixie King
    October:  Narratives of the Unconscious, with Susan Tiberghien
    November:  Narrative of Truth: The Power of Reality in Storytelling, with Pamela Varkony



    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
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    NOTE: You have to register TWICE:  FIRST, here, to pay;  SECOND, with Zoom (link in confirmation email), to get the access information.

    4 Wednesdays: May 1, 8, 15, 22

    3:00–4:30 PM Eastern / 12:00–1:30 PM Pacific // Check your time-zone HERE.

    REGISTER even if you can't attend all four sessions "live," because we will promptly email you the recording of each session.

    This webinar is for the woman who is ready to write about the role that religion/spirituality has played in the narrative arc of her life. It will guide participants through a process of self- examination as spiritual cartography—we chart the major influences, map out the dangerous patriarchal pitfalls, clarify the crossroads where we learned to divine our own bodies and transcend institutions that desacralized the Feminine. It opens up our own stories to reveal the magnificent conflicts religion has offered us as grist for the mill, allowing us to find our prophetic voices even as the churches we loved oppressed, silenced and minimized us.

    By the end of this workshop, you will:

    • know exactly where your story begins and ends.
    • have completed an annotated Table of Contents.
    • know everything you need to know to write a winning book proposal.
    • understand completely why your book has value and why you are the one to write it.

    Jan Phillips is a writer who connects the dots between evolutionary creativity, spiritual intelligence, and social action. Her life has been shaped by two years in a Catholic convent, one year on a global peace pilgrimage, and sixty-nine years of being gay. Dismissed from the convent, excommunicated from her church, Jan created a life that redefines spirituality as the expression of her ultimate commitments. She is the author of ten award-winning books and facilitates writing and storytelling workshops around the U.S. and Canada. Her agent is currently shopping around her spiritual memoir, Unveiled—The Making of a Lesbian Mystic. Jan is the founder/director of the Livingkindness Foundation, which has built a computer center for a village in Nigeria and supports projects for racial diversity in the U.S. Jan has performed with Pete Seeger, presented with Jane Goodall, and worked for Mother Teresa. She is currently the Interim Co-Executive Director of the IWWG. 
    www.janphillips.com

    Cost: $119 for members / $149 for nonmembers / free to webinar 3-pack subscribers

    • Monday, May 06, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Wherever you fire up your computer!

    Virtually Meet our New Executive Director! 

    7:00–8:00 PM (Eastern) / 4:00–5:00 PM (Pacific) / Check your time-zone HERE.

    PLEASE JOIN US to welcome our new Executive Director, Michelle Miller. Michelle brings to us her exceptional nonprofit management expertise; a proven record in fund development, global marketing, and event-planning; and a deep desire to help women’s voices be heard.

    IWWG President Judy Huge will facilitate the discussion as we welcome Michelle in her new role. Participants' comments and questions will be encouraged.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

    • Thursday, June 06, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, June 27, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
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    NOTE: You have to register TWICE:  FIRST, here, to pay;  SECOND, with Zoom (link in confirmation email), to get the access information.

    4 Thursdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27

    7:00–8:30 PM Eastern / 4:00–5:30 PM Pacific // Check your time-zone HERE.

    REGISTER even if you can't attend all four sessions "live," because we will promptly email you the recording of each session.

    Where in your body do you hold pain, delight, disease, joy, trauma, memory, or celebration? What people inspire you and ground who you are in your relation to your art and the world at large? In this workshop, we will explore the intersection of struggle, the people who get us down or keep us going, and the healing that ensues through the process of writing. From quotes by inspiring figures to daily practices in wellness to brief readings of work and a plethora of writing prompts, we will connect the dots in our lives and write through the intersections!

    traci kato-kiriyama is a writer/actor and one half of the award-winning PULLproject Ensemble; director/co-founder of Tuesday Night Project; presenter of the Tuesday Night Cafe series (currently the longest-running Asian American-produced mic series in the country); and the author of the poetry collection signaling (The Undeniable Press, 2010) and a book of poems still in the birthing process, forthcoming from Writ Large Press. She has been presented as a performer, poet, theatre deviser, guest lecturer, speaker, facilitator, emcee, and Artist-in- Residence at innumerable venues across the continent, from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, and Hawai'i to Philadelphia, Florida, New York, and Toronto.
    www.traciakemi.com

    Cost: $119 for members / $149 for nonmembers / free to webinar 3-pack subscribers

    • Sunday, September 08, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
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    NOTE: You have to register TWICE:  FIRST, here, to pay;  SECOND, with Zoom (link in confirmation email), to get the access information.

    4 Sundays: September 8, 15, 22, 29

    7:00–8:30 PM Eastern / 4:00–5:30 PM Pacific // Check your time-zone HERE.

    REGISTER even if you can't attend all four sessions "live," because we will promptly email you the recording of each session.

    As women, we struggle to understand our body, claim it, love it, and maintain rights over it. Too often we have learned to view our female body through the eyes of those who objectify, abuse, and debase it. As an act of sheer survival, we disembody ourselves, rejecting the feminine aspects of Self. Yet, ironically, our body is the catalyst for our writing: we cannot be disembodied and put words to paper. In this workshop, we’ll explore the narrative of embodiment, examining how our relationship with our body impacts our conception of self, our experience of the world, and our identity as a writer.

    Dixie L. King, Ph.D., began writing about women’s relationships with their bodies while working on her doctorate in cultural anthropology. Her article “Food, Sex, and Salvation: The Role of Discourse in a Recovery Program for Eating Disorders” (Many Mirrors: Body Image and Social Relations, ed. Nicole Sault), based on her dissertation research, explores the complex relationship women have with their body and the social and political forces that shape it. She has taught workshops focusing on body and self in both anthropology and psychology, helping students explore how our sense of self is embodied in how we interpret and negotiate both our physical and social space as women. She recently completed a feminist fantasy, and is currently working on a memoir. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University in 2016.

    Cost: $119 for members / $149 for nonmembers / free to webinar 3-pack subscribers

    • Monday, October 07, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
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    NOTE: You have to register TWICE:  FIRST, here, to pay;  SECOND, with Zoom (link in confirmation email), to get the access information.

    4 Mondays: October 7, 14, 21, 28

    October 7, 14, 21: 11:00 AM–12:30 PM Eastern / 8:00–9:30 AM Pacific / 5:00–6:30 PM Geneva

    October 28: 12:00–1:30 PM Eastern / 9:00–8:30 AM Pacific / 5:00–6:30 PM Geneva 

    Check your time-zone HERE.

    REGISTER even if you can't attend all four sessions "live," because we will promptly email you the recording of each session.

    Margaret Atwood writes that story originates in the dark, in the unconscious. How do we access our unconscious? How can our narratives contribute to a rise in consciousness, our own and the world’s? In this workshop, we’ll explore journaling, active imagination, and dreamwork as modes for discovering the narratives of our unconscious, and we’ll see how to shape them into polished stories—fictional and nonfictional—that serve our individual and collective consciousness.

    Susan Tiberghien has been teaching creative writing for over 25 years, for the International Women’s Writing Guild, at C.G. Jung Societies, and at writers’ centers and conferences in the U.S. and Europe. She is the author of four memoirs—Looking for Gold: A Year in Jungian Analysis, Circling to the Center: An Invitation to Silent Prayer, Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story, and Footsteps: In Love with a Frenchman—and the acclaimed writing book One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer’s Art and Craft. Her latest book is Writing Toward Wholeness: Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung (Chiron Publications, 2018). An active member of PEN International, Susan founded and, for twenty-five years, directed the Geneva Writers’ Group (250 English-language writers). She recently did an online course, “Journaling to the Soul,” for the Jung Society of Washington, DC. Married, with six adult children, sixteen grandchildren, and her first great-grandchild, Susan lives in Geneva, Switzerland, where she takes heart in its international call for peace and justice.
    www.susantiberghien.com.

    Cost: $119 for members / $149 for nonmembers / free to webinar 3-pack subscribers

    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 24, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
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    NOTE: You have to register TWICE:  FIRST, here, to pay;  SECOND, with Zoom (link in confirmation email), to get the access information.

    4 Sundays: November 3, 10, 17, 24

    4:00–5:30 PM Eastern / 1:00–2:30 PM Pacific // Check your time-zone HERE.

    REGISTER even if you can't attend all four sessions "live," because we will promptly email you the recording of each session.

    We all have our stories, ones that are funny, sad, inspirational, tragic—and true. Writing your truth can inform, influence, heal, and entertain your reader, as well as yourself. As journaling provides a private mirror to reflect on your life, telling the tales of your journey can have great power—and never more so than now, when women’s experiences resonate across the culture.

    Pamela Varkony is a nonfiction writer and a former columnist for Tribune Publishing. Her work appears in newspapers, magazines, and PBS and NPR on-air commentaries, and her poetry has been published in The New York Times. Recognized by the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association with an “Excellence in Journalism” award, Pamela often uses her communication skills to advocate for women’s rights and empowerment both at home and abroad. She has twice traveled to Afghanistan on a fact-finding mission and as an embedded journalist. Pamela was named the 2017 Pearl S. Buck International Woman of Influence for her humanitarian work. She was born and raised in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she and her husband, Zsolt, maintain a summer home. They reside in Sun City Center, FL, along with two very spoiled cats.
    www.pamelavarkony.com

    Cost: $119 for members / $149 for nonmembers / free to webinar 3-pack subscribers

Past events

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Member Book Spotlight with Cynthia Manick
Sunday, March 03, 2019 Narrative and Poems: 4-Week Webinar with June Gould
Sunday, February 10, 2019 Poetry Book Club: THE DOOR, by Margaret Atwood
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 The Heroine’s Journey as a Narrative Structure: 4-Week Webinar with Maureen Murdock
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 IWWG Digital Village 2019 Webinar Preview
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Life Inspires Ideas: Ignite Your Daily Journal Practice: 4-Week Webinar with Suzi Banks Baum
Sunday, December 09, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Sunday, December 09, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Marlon L. Fick and Francisca Esteve, Editors of XEIXA: FOURTEEN CATALAN POETS
Sunday, December 02, 2018 Poetry Book Club: BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2017, edited by David Lehman and Natasha Trethewey (Part 2)
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Hybrid Lit: Genre-Bend/Blend/Blur/Bust for Truer Narratives: 4-Week Webinar with Marj Hahne
Thursday, October 18, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with TaNisha Fordham
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Poetry Book Club: BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2017, edited by David Lehman and Natasha Trethewey (Part 1)
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Hybrid-Lit Book Club: SMALL FIRES, by Julie Marie Wade
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Writing the Zeitgeist with Marisa Moks-Unger
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Sherri L. Smith
Sunday, August 26, 2018 Submission Panel: How to Get Your Words Out Into the World: Part 1: Literary Journals
Sunday, June 10, 2018 Book-Club Showcase with Marj Hahne (Hybrid Lit) and Lisa St. John (Poetry)
Thursday, June 07, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with traci kato-kiriyama
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Julie Maloney
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Conversate: Roxana Robinson's "The Right to Write," with Katey Schultz
Sunday, May 06, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Sunday, May 06, 2018 IWWG Summer Writers Conference 2018 Preview
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Writing the Zeitgeist with Rev. Lisa D. Jenkins
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Unlocking Narration: The Power of Your Narrator's Personality and Point-of-View , with Anya Achtenberg
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Susan Tiberghien
Sunday, April 08, 2018 Beyond the Margins: The Power of Memory and the Stamina of Women’s Words to Change Ourselves and the World: 4-Week Webinar with June Gould
Sunday, March 11, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Sunday, March 11, 2018 How to Tap Into the Writer's Life, with June Gould
Thursday, March 01, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Cathleen O'Connor and Anne Anthony
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 First Pages: Seduce Your Readers from the Beginning (Including Agents & Editors), with Paula Chaffee Scardamalia
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Yun Wei: On Poetry, Politics, and the Promise of Change
Monday, February 05, 2018 Conversate: John Edgar Wideman's "Writing Teacher," with Lisa Freedman
Sunday, January 21, 2018 Navigating the Path to Publication: 4-Week Webinar with Jan Phillips
Thursday, January 11, 2018 All Voices Open Mic
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Member Book Spotlight with Patricia Bell-Scott
Sunday, December 10, 2017 All Voices Open Mic
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Yin & Yang of the Writer’s Life: Finding Balance Between the Spiritual & the Material, with Jan Phillips
Saturday, November 04, 2017 All Voices Open Mic
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Memoirists and the Hazards & Rewards of Revealing Family Members, with Maureen Murdock
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Digital Village Open House
Thursday, October 05, 2017 LEARN to ZOOM Tea Party with Kelly, Marj, & Dixie
Friday, July 24, 2015 38th Annual Summer Conference
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Spring Big Apple 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015 California Dreaming: West Coast Regional Conference