“When I was 14 years old, I wrote, but I never called myself a writer until Girls Write Now told me I was. And then I couldn’t wait to call myself a writer again.” — Brittany Barker, mentee
If… the pages of your notebook are scribbled full, your stories live on Tumblr, you can’t leave your house without a pen, you don’t go to sleep without blogging your thoughts, the callus on your middle finger is big enough to have its own zip
…you sound like a Girls Write Now mentee.”
Life is better in twos. Form a one-to-one mentoring relationship with a professional woman writer and media maker to transform the fierce words in your journal into powerful stories, poems, podcasts, plays, eBooks, blogs, and more.
Girls Write Now offers two distinct mentoring programs: the Writing & Mentoring Program and the Digital Media Mentoring Program. Each is designed to provide mentees with the tools and support to critically develop their writing skills and explore new modes of creative expression.
The 2015-16 Writing & Mentoring Program will focus on the exploration of literary sub-genres within categories including poetry, fiction, memoir, journalism, and screenwriting/playwriting. This program is recommended for young women interested in developing a body of creative work across genres, and in building core writing skills for internships and college.
The 2015-16 Digital Media Mentoring Program will focus on the exploration of literary work in diverse media, including video, sound, animation, social and online networks, and creative coding. This program is recommended for young women interested in developing a body of creative work in a range of media, and in building digital skills for internships and college.
You could be a Girls Write Now mentee if you are:
- A New York City girl from any of the five boroughs
- In grade 9-12 for the 2015-16 school year at a public high school
- A native or non-native English speaker with mature English writing & speaking skills
- Able to make a commitment to weekly in-person mentoring sessions, monthly Saturday workshops, and special events from September 2015 through June 2016
- Passionate about writing and growing in any genre, including digital media storytelling
As a mentee, you’ll get to:
- Form a one-to-one mentoring relationship with a professional woman writer and media maker
- Attend monthly, half-day writing workshops that feature guest speakers who are published authors in all genres
- Receive college prep support
- Publicly showcase work at exhibitions and our annual public reading series
- Publish work in our annual, award-winning anthology or art book
We are no longer accepting mentee application for the 2015 – 2016 year. Please sign up for our mailing list to receive information on our next enrollment period in April 2016, as well as more events and opportunities!
In the meantime, check out our College Bound program for college prep events this Fall, open to all NYC seniors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!