Monthly Archives: December 2012

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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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