Women Who Write is pleased to offer programs throughout the year that help to nurture, encourage and educate our members while fostering a sense of community beyond the individual critique groups.  Every year we have a Winter Gathering to celebrate the season and each other while enjoying delicious cuisine.  At the launch of Goldfinch, our annual literary journal, we provide an opportunity for each selected author to read her published piece as well as an open mike for everyone who attends the event.  In addition, we offer programs in prose, poetry and screenwriting throughout the year by accomplished industry professionals.  

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Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul

by Deanna Witkowski

Date:  Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time:  6:00 - 7:00 PM ET

Place:  Online via Zoom

Book Club, featuring

by Ginger Pate

Date:  TBD

Time: TBD

Place:  Online via Zoom

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Deanna Witkowski

Author / Pianist / Composer / Arranger

Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul
by Deanna Witkowski
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Where:  Online via ZOOM

Women Who Write invites you to meet author/pianist Deanna Witkowski in celebrating the launch of her new book, Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul.


In Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, Witkowski brings a fresh perspective to the life and music of the legendary jazz pianist-composer Mary Lou Williams (1910-81). As a fellow jazz pianist-composer, adult convert to Catholicism, and liturgical composer, Witkowski offers unique insight gleaned from a twenty-year journey with Williams as her chosen musical and spiritual mentor. Viewing Williams’s musical and corporal acts of mercy as part of a singular effort to create community no matter the context, Witkowski examines how Williams created networks of support and friendship through her decades long letter correspondence with various women, religious, her charitable work, and her tireless efforts to perform jazz in churches, community centers, concert halls, and schools. Throughout this fascinating story told with equal amounts of deep love and scholarly research, Witkowski illumines Williams’s passionate mantra that “jazz is healing to the soul.”

In this special event, you will have an opportunity to meet Deanna and discuss her new book, and hear live performances of samples of Williams’ and Witkowski’s composition for the piano. 

This event is open to members of Women Who Write, Inc., students, and members of the general public.  Our evening will be hosted via Zoom at 6:00 PM on September 18.  All those who reserve a ticket will receive a link approximately two hours before the event, and attendees are encouraged to log into the meeting approximately 10 minutes before 6:00, so our ushers may welcome them. 

  • Date: September 18, 2021

  • Time: 6:00 PM EST

  • Where: Online via Zoom

  • Tickets: $15 for Adults, $10 for WWW Members, $8 for Students

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Coming Soon!
Children's Picture Books Step by Step with Ginger Pate
Date:  TBD
Where:  Online via ZOOM

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