Web Presence Workshop: “Life as a woman is tough!”

This blog post was written by Xena Leycea Bruno a Girls Write Now mentee about the Web Presence Workshop on May 16, 2015. The workshop focused on developing your presence online as a writer and featured two incredible speakers Bridget Todd (@BridgeMarie) and Tracy Clayton (@brokemcpoverty).  “Life as a woman is tough!” This is the truth.

2015 Girls Write Now Awards: Twitter!

Capture some of the hubbub and festivities of the 2015 Girls Write Now awards from some of the best tweets of the night!   “Don’t worry bout being LIKABLE,” says novelist @ChimamandaSays t”hat’s bullshit. Tell your truth.” @girlswritenow pic.twitter.com/73cl2Q0kFH — Juju Chang (@JujuChangABC) May 20, 2015 Completely inspired by these women and the amazing high

2015 Girls Write Now Awards: Recap

Thanks to our incredible emcees Mariane Pearl Managing Editor, Chime for Change, and Thasfia Chowdhury Girls Write Now mentee, the third annual Girls Write Now Awards was a huge success. We heard from three diverse women who shared their passion for the written word and how women can tell their stories. In Thasfia’s words, “We are not simply

Women Who Write the World: The 2015 Girls Write Now Awards

“‘The heritage of childhood is the sense of life bequeathed by the folk wisdom of the ages. It it is a privilege to pass these truths on to children who have the right to the fullest expression we can give them.’ I’m looking forward to hearing those girls express themselves and I want to thank Girls Write Now for

VOICE/VOICE: Introducing the Digital Program’s First Art Book

The works created during the 2014-2015 program year by Digital Mentees are incredible because they are multidimensional in both form and content. I’ve experienced them all, and every single one of these portfolio pieces is a perfect and poignant example of the magic that can happen at the intersection of language, technology, and art — especially when a

An Inside Look: Voice to Voice: Girls Write Now’s 2015 Anthology

This year’s anthology, Voice to Voice, is a medley of powerful stories. Our girls tackle big issues, such as race relations and abuse, as well as current feelings on social media, self-esteem and family dynamics. Learn a little more about the mentees and their featured work: “Black is just a color,” I’ve heard people say. Technically, they’re

Book Reviews: Honesty and Responsibility in Journalism

This blog post was written by Programs Intern, LaTroya Lovell, about the Journalism Book Review Workshop on April 11, 2015. Girls Write Now had the pleasure of hosting New York Times children’s book editor Maria Russo, and editors and writers from Flavorwire Jillian Mapes, Sarah Seltzer, and Pilot Viruet, as craft talk authors for our April Book Review Workshop.

Mother and Daughter: Mentor and Mentor

Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig are mother and daughter and have both been Girls Write Now mentors. Robin is a freelance science writer and New York Times Magazine contributor, Samantha Henig is the online editor for the New York Times Magazine. Together, they co-authored “Twentysomething,” a book on the culture and science of being young. We asked them a

Coming May 19: Voice to Voice: Girls Write Now’s 2015 Anthology

To pre-order a copy of Voice to Voice email communications@girlswritenow.org. This anthology is made possible thanks to a charitable contribution from Amazon.com. Girls Write Now is excited to release this year’s award-winning anthology, Voice to Voice at the Girls Write Now Awards Gala on May 19 at 6 PM at Three Sixty Tribeca. This literary celebration showcases the girls and their mentors’ best