15 Reasons for 15 Years: Day 1

As we count down the last 15 days of our Holiday Appeal, we’re giving you 15 reasons — one per day — why we’ve been the premier writing organization for New York City’s underserved teen girls for 15 years. With the close of the year just hours away, we have just under $6,000 to go

15 Reasons for 15 Years: Day 2

As we count down the last 15 days of our Holiday Appeal, we’re giving you 15 reasons — one per day — why we’ve been the premier writing organization for New York City’s underserved teen girls for 15 years. Mentoring the next generation of writers means mentoring them to write in the digital age. “If

Our Lives in Print

Last week, instead of learning to tell others’ stories, we learned how to tell our own. The memoir workshop kick-started with Patricia Bosworth, author of “Anything Your Little Heart Desires,” who came to tell us about her craft. For me, Bosworth’s retelling of her transformation from Broadway actress to memoir writer reminded me of the

15 Reasons for 15 Years: Day 3

As we count down the last 15 days of our Holiday Appeal, we’re giving you 15 reasons — one per day — why we’ve been the premier writing organization for New York City’s underserved teen girls for 15 years. It’s a two-way street: our mentors and mentees work and grow together: Watch Najaya and Anuja

Building Stories from Memories

“The more memories you have, the more you’ve lived.” That’s what author Patricia Bosworth told a group of women writers at the most recent Girls Write Now workshop, which took place at GWN headquarters last Saturday, December 8. It was an apt thing to say because the workshop’s focus was on memoir—specifically, family memoir.

15 Reasons for 15 Years: Day 4

As we count down the last 15 days of our Holiday Appeal, we’re giving you 15 reasons — one per day — why we’ve been the premier writing organization for New York City’s underserved teen girls for 15 years. The original writing from our program is top-notch. And the critics agree! We entered our 2011

15 Reasons for 15 Years: Day 5

As we count down the last 15 days of our Holiday Appeal, we’re giving you 15 reasons — one per day — why we’ve been the premier writing organization for New York City’s underserved teen girls for 15 years. With only four days left before the appeal closes, here’s a fact you’ll reflect on a

Finding First Person Through Family

At this past Saturday’s workshop, I got the chance to meet Susan Morse. Not only was she engaging and funny, but her writing was really special. When she read an excerpt from her book The Habit, I got a sense of the tone of the book; despite the comedic excerpt, I could still tell how

15 Reasons for 15 Years: Day 6

As we count down the last 15 days of our Holiday Appeal, we’re giving you 15 reasons — one per day — why we’ve been the premier writing organization for New York City’s underserved teen girls for 15 years. Our mentors are superheroes, meeting with their mentees at least once a week and attending monthly

15 Reasons for 15 Years: Day 7

As we count down the last 15 days of our Holiday Appeal, we’re giving you 15 reasons — one per day — why we’ve been the premier writing organization for New York City’s underserved teen girls for 15 years. Who were the Most Impressive Kids Graduating High School in 2012? Business Insider rounds up the