A pause in the midst of the day, the week, the season of work and care—to take in poetry, to follow one’s muse, to affirm the voices of sister writers—this is the Justice Seekers Writing Circle, who meet each season at Peaslee.

The Justice Seekers meet on Tuesdays in one-hour sessions. They meet for five weeks, four times a year—in spring, summer, fall and winter. The $10 cost per session helps cover the expenses of the space, and writers take turns providing snacks for all.

To find out more, contact Bonnie Neumeier at (513) 621-5514 ext. 21.

Peaslee has also adapted the powerful process used in our Women’s Writing Circle and taken it into schools. Funded through grants and donations, our writing circles offer an opportunity for our girls to express themselves in an open and safe space. The writing circle is created to support girls in seeing the importance of writing and thinking creatively, as well as the benefits of lifting up others’ words, and having one’s words lifted by others. Our hope is to give our girls an opportunity to discover and display their creativity, opinions, and voices.

Girls Writing Circles are offered in partnership with:

For more information on the Girls Writing Circle or if you are interested in bringing this program to a school near you, please contact Joele Newman at (513) 621-5514 ext. 17.

Thanks to funding from Northern Kentucky University’s College of Arts & Sciences Strategic Investment Award, Peaslee Neighborhood Center and NKU’s department of English formed a new partnership: the Over-the-Rhine Community Writing Collaborative. This partnership celebrates the power of community voice in showcases of creative writing and expression emerging from the Over-the-Rhine community. The partnership also hosts writing workshops.