Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Place Where Lost Things Go: From the GWN Food Memoir Workshop

I’m searching for a bag of leafy yao choy, but my fingers just seem to fumble through the bottom drawer of the fridge without any luck. “Mommy, it’s not here,” I call as the chilly air drifts out. A tight

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An Awe-Inspiring Craft Talk with Julie Powell at GWN’s Food Memoir Workshop

The December 10th Craft Talk with Julie Powell was one-of-a-kind with humor and wit. She told the Girls Write Now community about the trials & tribulations of becoming a successful writer, and entranced us all. She spoke of her experiences while writing

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My First Concert: Josh Groban Honors GWN

Josh Groban! Wait, who is he again? It dawned on me that I hardly knew who he was, and only after doing some research did I realize I was familiar with all of one of his songs, You Lift Me

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Russian Tea Cakes: A Food Memoir

Every year, after Thanksgiving, I start to check the mail more eagerly. I know that on some otherwise ordinary December evening, I will arrive home after work, meetings or rehearsals to find a cardboard box from my mother. Hurriedly, I’ll

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Truth. Love. Laughter. Life. (The GWN Found Poetry Workshop)

At our Girls Write Now Found Poetry Workshop, I was reminded of why I love poetry so much: It’s honest, unadorned, and so rich with feeling. Being a writer you kind of figure that poetry is just spilling out what

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Probing Inspiration: Tapping My Way Back Into Creativity Through Found Poetry

I specialize mainly in Journalism, having worked for HarlemLIVE, an online teen publication for five years. I love journalism because I get to educate and inform people about the prevalent issues going on in society. Although journalism has opened many

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GWN Found Poetry Workshop

Before the Workshop: I am not a poet. I don’t like writing poetry and I barely read poetry.  But, I do have this wonderfully thick anthology somewhere on the bottom shelf of my bookshelf collecting dust. It looks deliciously worn, like

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