Middle Ground

Middle Ground



Thursday, May 18th
, 2017
7pm to 10pm
Lydia’s on Ludlow
Where people are more important than politics!

This is a FREE co-ed writing event and it’s open to the public.  You do not have to be a writer, you just have to have a pen and paper.

Facilitated by Kelly Richey & Mary Pierce Brosmer, founder of Women Writing for (a) Change
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Middle Ground Writing Circle

A Piece of Paper Always Listens

Middle Ground Writing Circle

Facilitators: Kelly Richey and Mary Peirce Brosmer
Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: Lydia’s on Ludlow, 329 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
 
“Middle Ground” …A place where people are more important than politics… An opportunity to listen, to write, and to be heard… A belief that we have more that unites us than divides us… I hope you’ll come be part of this powerful conversation.
 
We would like to invite you to join us in an evening of writing, sharing and listening. This is a free event. You do not have to be a “writer”!!! All you need is one voice, one journal, one pen, and two ears. Building community, one voice at a time.
 
Sponsored by: A Piece of Paper Always Listens

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The Many Voices of Writer’s Block

The Many Voices of Writer’s Block:
Creating Your Inner Writing Circle
Facilitator: Kelly Richey

Date: 04-22-2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tuition: $50.00
Open to: Anyone 16+ and All Adults

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Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this class, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing – and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck.

An excellent complement to WWf(a)C Core Classes
An innovative modality for working with Writer’s Block
Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach, and has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally.
Location & Special Instructions

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Scholarships:

Scholarships in varying amounts are available for our programs depending on need and availability of funds. Call 513-272-1171 if you have further questions.

Please include your contact information and the class you are interested in taking. Thank you!

Reconnecting to the Artist Within While on Retreat

Lovingly called the 'Flying Jesus' room, this is where the whole group of us to come together.

The so-called “Flying Jesus” room ;>)

I recently spent a few wonderful days on a retreat at the Transfiguration Spirituality Center in Glendale, Ohio and wanted to share my thoughts about what this kind of “away” time means to me as an artist and a businesswoman.

Last summer, I wrote about my experience at the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy, a unique leadership course offered by Women Writing for (a) Change, where I began the process of becoming a certified and licensed writing workshop facilitator. This year’s retreat put me back in the same space and with many of the same faces — a reunion of my fellow facilitators from my own and earlier classes, in the tranquil setting of an active convent.

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As an artist, having the luxury to be on a retreat is something that I cherish. Being away from my workspace, from the typical disruptions of incoming email and the telephone ringing, really allows things to happen that wouldn’t normally happen.

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The journal I got at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani and brought with me on retreat

I took a new journal with me, one that I picked up just a week before at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Bardstown, KY. It’s a beautiful journal, very special, and I filled many pages while there. Among them, I wrote a powerful chorus for a new song that I’ve been working on. I already had the music to it going into the retreat, and now I have a chorus and ideas for some verses.

Being on the road with the band, I meet all kinds of people I would never meet otherwise. In the same way, being involved with Women Writing for (a) Change has introduced me to so many people I wouldn’t ordinarily have met.

Lunch with some of my fellow WWf(a)C facilitators

Lunch with some of my fellow WWf(a)C facilitators

This organization, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has been such a pleasant surprise and given me more than I ever could have hoped for. I’m really, really, really blessed to have a life that brings me such fullness, and so many wonderful, unexpected treasures. This past week, WWf(a)C in general has really been a treasure, and it was especially an honor to be at the retreat as an actual writing facilitator for such a powerful community of women.

 

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I Remember Time

I Remember Time

Written by Kelly Richey

I grew up in Lexington, KY, on Honeysuckle Rd, in the Garden Springs subdivision— one block from the Turfland Mall.  I remember when that mall was built, and I remember the field it was built on.  I flew a kite once in that field; there was a small circus that came to town once that set up in that field.  I remember being told not to go past the end of our street and not to go near that circus… and that being exactly what I did.  I remember there was something strange about what I saw, I wasn’t sure exactly what it was, but it was different.  I remember that I knew I needed to not get too close, and that I ran back home and tried not to look guilty of a “kid crime”.1966_Kelly Richey with new Crack Fire Riffle

When I was growing up “kid crimes” were fairly harmless; no one got shot or blown up, we were all taught not to talk to strangers, and we knew who “strangers” were.  Imagination was used instead of computers, crayons were used instead of pixels, and talking was still how people communicated.  I remember getting a busy signal when you tried to call someone’s phone if they were on the line, and I remember answering machines with mini cassette tapes that didn’t give you prompts to re-record if you screwed up or thought you sounded stupid.  I remember having my own phone line as a teenager so my parents could have access to a phone of their own, and I remember how mad my dad would get when my friends called their phone when my line was busy for hours on end.  I remember sneaking out and knocking on a friend’s window because back then you couldn’t just text; and I remember passing notes that I’d written in class, and they were folded a certain way.

Today I was looking back on old photos I scanned of what memories got captured by someone who actually had a camera— with film, that they took to the drug store to develop, waited for a week and were excited to discover the results.

I remember the old voting booths where my parents flipped one lever and voted democrat.  I remember only knowing one republican, and I remember when talking politics was based on passion and not absurdities.  I remember when people could still count change, conversation was sought, and debate was driven by critical thinking skills and not purely based on current spin, keywords, hashtags and hatefulness.

1972_Kelly Richey in 4th Grade

I went to Garden Springs Elementary School until I was halfway through 4th grade.  I remember the park that we played at and had to walk through to get to school. I remember the see-saws and I remember I first time I learned not to trust just anyone because they could jump off their seat and send me flying to the ground.  I remember the merry-go-round where I loved to lay down and close my eyes and spin.  I remember laying on my back and watching the clouds move across the sky for hours.  I could find a million pictures in the clouds, and I remember thinking that that was God’s art project.

I remember swings and how I loved to swing, I remember the swing set in my back yard and all four legs were anchored with stakes my dad drove in to the ground because I swung so hard it almost flipped over.  Each day I’d get on the swing and I remember swinging as hard as I could.  I wanted to swing high enough that I flip all the way around— God, I tried and tried but with no luck.

1966_Kelly Richey SwingingI remember my sand box and how I loved to get dirty and make a mess.  I remember my above-ground swimming pool; but being an only child, it was more fun to go play with my friends, and I remember getting lost in play.

I also remember being bored, having time on my hands, time that I didn’t know how to fill… and it forced me to use my imagination.  I don’t remember being so busy that I couldn’t think straight, that I couldn’t catch my breath, that I couldn’t make time to see someone I loved.  I don’t remember not having time.

Written by Kelly Richey

Kelly Richey News & Updates

Kelly Richey News & Updates

“Shakedown Soul” has arrived and starts shipping on Monday to Kelly Richey Fans only!  For a limited time – get a FREE digital download of the CD immediately when you purchase the NEW CD!  All CD’s will be autographed by the band!

 

Kelly Richey News & Updates Splash PageCheck out the list of CD Release Parties:

KELLY RICHEY SOLO:

12/10/15 – Kelly Richey Solo – Live On Air Performance – 6:30pm
Louisville, KY – Crescent Hill Radio All – WCHQ 100.9 FM

12/11/15 – Kelly Richey Solo – Live On Air Performance – 9am    
Louisville, KY – WHAS TV 11 – Great Day Live

12/11/15 – Kelly Richey Solo – 8pm    
Louisville, KY – The Planet Bar & Bistro
Special Guest – “Julius”

12/18/15 – Kelly Richey Solo – 8pm
Waterville, OH    Third Street Cigar

KELLY RICHEY BAND:

12/19/15 – Kelly Richey Band – 8pm
Dayton, OH    – Oddbody’s Music RoomKelly Richey News & Updates - ShakedownSoul-Poster


Kelly Richey News & Updates - Women Writing for (a) Change WRITING WORKSHOP:

12/05/15 – The Many Faces of Writers Block – 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturdays, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2015

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Venue phone: 513-272-1171

Cost: $60 for series (sliding scale available)

Kelly Richey is a certified writing facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change (affiliated with the WWf(a)C in Cincinnati, Ohio and offers writing circles and writing workshops.

Writers Block: Three Part Series – this workshop can be run as a full day event with three two-hour sessions and lunch break, or as a workshop, or as a series with three separate sessions at two and a half hours each.  Series description below:

  • Session I – The Inner Critic
  • Session II – Procrastinator
  • Session III – The Muse

Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this three-part series, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck. Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present!

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet, songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach.  Richey has made her mark through the power of her voice, figuratively and literally.  Kelly leads writing workshops as a facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change and was certified through the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA).

Writing Workshop with Kelly Richey – The Many Faces of Writer’s Block

Writing Workshop with Kelly Richey:

The Many Faces of Writer’s Block – December 5, 12, 19

WWf(a)CWriting Workshop with Kelly Richey: Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this three-part series, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck. Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present!

When: Saturdays, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:
Women Writing for (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236
Cost: $60 (sliding scale available)

Sign up today!

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet, songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach.  Richey has made her mark through the power of her voice, figuratively and literally.  Kelly leads writing workshops as a facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change and was certified through the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA).

NEW Writing Workshop – this December only! “The Many Faces of Writer’s Block”

NEW Writing Workshop – this December only! “The Many Faces of Writer’s Block”

WWf(a)CHave you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this three-part series, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck. Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present!

When: Saturdays, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:
Women Writing for (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236
Cost: $60 (sliding scale available)

Sign up today!

Kelly Richey is a certified writing facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change (affiliated with the WWf(a)C in Cincinnati, Ohio and offers writing circles and writing workshops.

Writers Block: Three Part Series – this workshop can be run as a full day event with three two-hour sessions and lunch break, or as a workshop, or as a series with three separate sessions at two and a half hours each.  Series description below:

  • Session I – The Inner Critic
  • Session II – Procrastinator
  • Session III – The Muse

Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this three-part series, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck. Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present!

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet, songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach.  Richey has made her mark through the power of her voice, figuratively and literally.  Kelly leads writing workshops as a facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change and was certified through the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA).

The Many Faces of Writer’s Block

The Many Faces of Writer’s Block

Class Description:

Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this three-part series, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck.

• An excellent complement to WWf(a)C Core Classes
• An innovative modality for working with Writer’s Block
• Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present

Dates:  Saturday’s, December 5th, 12th, 19th, 2015
Time:  12:30pm to 3:00pm
Cost:  $60
Facilitator:  Kelly Richey

Women Writing for (a) Change®
6906 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236
Phone: 513-272-1171

Register Now

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach, and has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally.  Kelly will lead these workshops as part of the certification requirements to become a facilitator as part of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) through Women Writing for (a) Change.

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