“We are each other’s mirrors.” – from a participant in City Gospel Mission’s Journey in Words, a writing circle for men in transition.

annette-purple-author-photoAuthor, Writer, Facilitator and Mother, Annette Januzzi Wick stands at the intersection of words and life. Her writing voice originates from experiences of leading and connecting in various communities through creativity and words. Annette’s passion for developing links, for rooting people to place, is evident in her writing and her life and conversations among inner city residents, long-time and new. She covers issues not always apparent on the surface but drive straight to the heart of humanity. Contact Annette through the menu above.

Annette works with various entities to organize writing events, facilitate dialogues and publish, in many forms, the words of others. Visit her Events/Workshops link, for more information on “Connecting in Community.”  See Women Writing for (a) Change, to learn more about a creative, feminist writing center dedicated to inspiring and lifting up the individual voice while developing a sense of community in which to share those words.

Find her words at:  Getting My City On, Find You in the Sun, Dementia Dilemma.  Or follow FacebookTwitter. or Instagram. Follow Story Machinery for writing events in Cincinnati.


  • Her latest novel under construction, currently titled, “Find You in the Sun” is about the power of music to rescue our memories even when we’ve lost our minds. Visit Find You in the Sun for a real-life preview!
  • Car Cover ISBN 0977485609Read her memoir, I’ll Be in the Car: One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss and Reclaiming Life. Visit I’ll Be in the Car Amazon page.
  • Check out her 30 day journey, which includes reflections, poetry and resources, in recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness month at Dementia Dilemma.
  • Her most recent blog has everything you always wanted to know about adjusting to city living in Over-the-Rhine. Getting’ My City On.
  • Story Machinery is a social media site for local writers to connect with venues and outlets for their words.
  • Annette also produces content for Movers & Makers, an online and print publication dedicated to highlighting the positive outcomes of those who work in Cincinnati.  Read more here….
  • Find more information on books, workshops and blogs, under “Events/Workshops/Services.


Annette on 25th Kickoff

  • On February 25, together with Cincinnati’s Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel, Annette will co-lead a writing circle for caregivers of loved ones experiencing dementia. This workshop is the second in a series, co-hosted with the Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati.
  • On February 6, March 10 and April 10, and May 8, stop by Arnold’s Bar and Grill for another Meaningful Monday: Women Poets in the Courtyard. Annette is co-creator for these events, using her connections to promote the words of women in the city. More in Fall, 2017.
  • Annette will be a featured poet at WWfaC V-day event, February 10, 2017. Visit womenwriting.org for more details.
  • On April 11, Annette will appear on Corporate Talk with Charlie and Eva.
  • bbtb_header_logoLook for Annette at Books by the Banks, October 10th and October 15, 2016.
  • She meets regularly with Write Me, I’m Yours, an outgrowth of her work with young adults with developmental disabilities. WMIY is a community writing group where all are invited for coffee and words.
  • She is a three-year mentor for Community of Stories, a gathering of high school students and social services clients to connect and understand.
  • She attended this year’s Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, hoping a little bit of Erma rubbed off on her writing.


Publishing & Poetry

  • Poem in PictureMarch, 2016, Movers and Makers.
  • Her essay Sinclair H.M.about a mother with dementia, a precursor to “Find You in the Sun” was awarded an Honorable Mention by Sinclair Community College.
  • Her poem, Sister in Memoir, was named second place for the Greater Cincinnati Writer’s League.  
  • Annette has been a featured contributor to Alzheimers.net, promoting less hospitalization and more understanding for those patients who experience dementia.
  • Annette’s Poem the Town concept was a finalist for the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Big Idea award. Annette is a regular contributor to SOS: Poems on Peace and Justice and regularly performs that work.
  • Annette is a freelance writer for Mover and Makers. Read more here.
  • Her recent experiences at the Erma Bombeck Workshop were profiled at HumorWriters.org.
  • She has been published online at Midlife Boulevard, Spillwords.com and various dementia-related sites.
  • On January 22, 2016, Annette co-hosted a conversation with Mary Pierce Brosmer, founder of WWfaC, and Krista Ramsey, former journalist, on The  Importance of Women’s and Girls’ Voices in Our Changing World.  The event will kickoff a year-long celebration of WWfaC at 25.

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