Monthly Archives: November 2012

Congrats to Emely, a true Urban Hero!

On November 28th, fourth-year mentee Emely Paulino was honored as an Urban Hero by the Catalog for Giving! Emely says, “Girls Write Now has changed my life. It has empowered me to take my writing to new levels that not

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Pair Spotlight: Meet Joanne and LaToya

Now in their third year together, Joanne and LaToya are enjoying new worlds that are only possible through Girls Write Now. LaToya is exploring life as a mother, and Joanne is getting ready for college — but they continue to share

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Fab & Free Poetry Slam This Weds, at Lincoln Center!

Join Girls Write Now for an evening of FREE poetry that’s not to be missed at this fast-paced slam featuring GWN’s very own Poetry Ambassadors! GWN mentees from NYC’s five boroughs will be performing their original poetry at Lincoln Center

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DorkShop: Major Players

Dorkshop 2 of the GWN Digital Pilot: Interactive Gaming was Major Players. View the story “Major Players” on Storify

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Help Us Write Our Story: the Appeal is LIVE!

Like we said last week, the soiree was just the beginning! Our holiday appeal is in full force, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s been less than a week, and already 29 community members have started their own First

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Soiree Kicks Off The Appeal: Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Tuesday’s Soiree was a festive success, with major props to our generous Board Members Maggie Schmidt for helping to underwrite the event, Lee Clifford and Sang Lee for donating Altruette Charms and a Kindle for our top fundraisers, to our

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Historical Fiction and the Door of No Return

We are asked to step into a time machine—to fiddle with bright dials, to tinker with metal gearshifts, to set the clock backward to the period that most inspires us. Hanna Pylväinen guides us through the steps of entering the

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My Grandpa’s Just A Kid! A Workshop Time Traveling with GWN

Depending on who you ask, last weekend’s Girls Write Now workshop took place in Ancient Greece, Victorian England, 1960s Dinkytown (that’s Minneapolis, MN), 1930s South Dakota or the South Bronx in the early 1990s. Historical fiction is probably my favorite

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Welcome to the brand new Girls Write Now website!

Welcome to the sleeker, snazzier, brand new online world of Girls Write Now. We’re still New York’s premier writing organization for high school girls — we’ve just redesigned our website to show you how we do it. A million thanks to the exceptional

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Ready, Set, GO!

I’m sure I’m not the only one counting down until the first Dorkshop of Fall 2012. Ladies, you’re in for quite a few treats. First of all, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed, after all this is serious business.

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Get to College!
Only a few days left to register for our College Bound Seminar on 11/8! Sign-up to learn about the admissions process, hear from college students, and work on your essay.
Holiday Soiree
Let’s celebrate our girls’ stories and raise a glass to their bright futures! In the Girls Write Now tradition, we’ll write to our friends and colleagues to share our passion for our mission—all to raise funds to support our programs. RSVP today!
International Day of the Girl
"There's nothing more dangerous to the patriarchy than a girl with a pen in her hand." —ROBIN MORGAN, author, activist, and Girls Write Now panelist. Photos, stories & more from our celebration of International Day of the Girl!