A writing exploration of females & faith

What would it take to make a peaceful world? The knowledge that we are more similar than we are different, beginning with a deep understanding of the self.

This program connects pairs of women and teen girls (mother-daughter, grandmother-granddaughter, aunt-niece, teacher-student) from different faiths through writing and conversation about fashion, food, leadership and voice. Join us!

Dates & Locations

Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 pm Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 pm Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 pm Muslim Unity Center
1830 W Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 pm First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak
320 W 7th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067


$40 per pair for all four (4) sessions

(This program is for mother-daughter, aunt-niece, grandmother-granddaughter, teacher-teen pairs, open to girls between 7th and 12th grades, and women of any age. Limited to 30 pairs total.)


Maureen Dunphy is the author of Great Lakes Island Escapes, a writing instructor and writing coach, and an editor through Dunphy Consulting Services. She earned an MFA in writing from Goddard College and currently resides in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Joy Gaines-Friedler earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University and a Masters in English Literature at Oakland University. Her poems and essays have appeared in more than 100 literary magazines and anthologies. A Pushcart nominee, Joy has received awards from many publications and was the 2016 First Prize winner of The Poetry Society of Michigan’s Margo Lagattuta Award. Joy has taught for non-profits and universities for more than 20 years. She is the author of two poetry collections: Like Vapor (Mayapple Press, 2008) and Dutiful Heart (Broadkill River Review Press, 2013).


Brenna Lane is co-owner of Detroit Denim Company, an apparel  manufacturing and retail operation located in Rivertown, where she oversees production and operations. She has been sewing clothes since she was 9 years old and holds a Master's Degree in Economic Anthropology from Wayne State University. She will speak January 28th about fashion & identity. 

Sue Selasky is an author, food writer, and Test Kitchen Director at the Detroit Free Press. She covers everything from daily dinners to kitchen tips & techniques to the ways people come together over food. Sue will speak on how food connects communities and breaks down barriers on February 22nd. 

One Earth Writing, a 501c3 public charity founded in 2016 by Lynne Golodner, brings together teens across racial, religious, and socioeconomic divides through writing workshops. Our empowerment programs combine writing and leadership development, using story as a way of expanding world views, working with open-minded adolescents to change a generation’s perspective on community, relationship, and difference so that one day, we live in a world that sees possibility rather than barrier.

For information: (248) 376-0406 or lynne@oneearthwriting.org

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