A New Mentee’s First GWN Workshop

Safely rescued from the battlefield of boring routine, I placed my brown boot-covered feet onto the holy ground of Girls Write Now and immediately felt at home. The week before the first GWN workshop on Narrative Poetry seemed to run longer than a school assembly. Each morning I would wake up and say to myself,

Craft Talk Author Dorothea Lasky visits GWN

Dorothea Lasky was the Craft Talk Author for the Narrative Poetry workshop, October 20 2012. Here Dorothea writes about her own experiences at GWN! I am a longtime fan of Girls Write Now, so I couldn’t have been more thrilled when their amazing mentor Lynn Melnick asked me to join them for a Saturday workshop.

Support GWN and Rock Out!

Support Girls Write Now and see CocoRosie and Jean Grae perform live?—what more could you want? Tinderbox Music Festival is taking place November 11: an awesome showcase for a diverse range of emerging and established female artists that sends 100% of its net proceeds to organizations that empower young women, like Girls Write Now and Willie

Narrative Poems at the First Workshop of GWN15

GWN’s first workshop of the year explored the secrets and mysteries of narrative poetry. In the morning, Craft Talk Author Dorothea Lasky told us how she feels when people find something special in her poetry (magic!) and what it was like to be in a supportive writing community (essential!), while in the afternoon, Craft Talk Author Camille Rankine shared

“This is Why We Have Each Other”

GWN mentees Ava Nadel and Priscilla Guo were featured speakers at the first annual Day of the Girl in New York City on October 11th, 2012, demonstrating why they believe the Day of the Girl is important, alongside a proclamation from the Mayor of New York and SPARK, Project Girl Performance Collective, Girls for Gender Equity, and CUNY Hunter.

“I Am Girl”

GWN mentees Ava Nadel and Priscilla Guo were featured speakers at the first annual Day of the Girl in New York City on October 11th, 2012, demonstrating why they believe the Day of the Girl is important, alongside a proclamation from the Mayor of New York and SPARK, Project Girl Performance Collective, Girls for Gender Equity, and CUNY Hunter.

Blog 360: Orienting Ourselves

“Through tangling, dropping, twisting, fumbling, and forgetting, we laughed our way to both knowing one another and realizing we are connected to everyone through the experiences, dreams, and values that make up our lives…” What did a returning mentee have to say about Orientation, and what was it like for someone new to GWN? What did a senior think at the