Telling Our Stories: CHAPTERS Reading Series 2015 Recap

“We all come from various backgrounds, countries, and experiences, but we all come together to do one thing: write.” – Rachel Chanderdatt, Girls Write Now Mentee Tiphanie Yanique, Emily St. John Mandel, Roxane Gay, and Quiara Alegría Hudes. These four authors stood on stage alongside our mentees for the 2015 CHAPTERS Reading Series. Each woman

Mentees Write a Segment for Fusion Late Night Show!

This blog post was written by Christina Drill, Girls Write Now Senior Program Coordinator. On the first summer Friday in July, Hannah, our Communications Manager, and I met Girls Write Now mentee superstars Zaw Gordon, Leilah Fagan, and Kirby-Estar Laguerre in front of ABC Studios on West 66th. The girls were about to partake in a real

College Essay Workshops: Draft, Rewrite, Apply!

This blog post was written by Naomi Solomon, Girls Write Now Program Manager. On three beautiful Wednesdays in July when New York City beaches, movie theaters, and parks were packed with teens…so was the Girls Write Now office!  Over the course of three workshops, more than one hundred high school girls – some of them GWN

Girls Write Now Selected as Semifinalist for 2015 Nonprofit Excellence Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that Girls Write Now has been selected as one of ten semifinalists for the 2015 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards! This is our second year in a row to be named in the top ten and we are ecstatic. Produced by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Philanthropy New

What It’s Like to be a Girls Write Now Intern

This blog post was written by Amelie Lyons a Girls Write Now Program Intern. It’s safe to say all us interns applied to Girls Write Now secretly wishing we could be part of the mentorship program, but knowing we couldn’t fit in there. We’re too old to be mentees and too young to be mentors, so ended up

Best Books from The Best in Literature and Media

This blog post was written by Mara McCollom, Girls Write Now Communications Intern At our 2015 Girls Write Now Awards held on May 19, we celebrated four women writers and thinkers who are leading the way for the next generation of writers. By now, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s call to forget likability has gone viral, but we have more gems to share

From Screenwriting to Scoring: Workshops in Review

This blog post was written by Amelie Lyons, Girls Write Now Program Intern Here at Girls Write Now, we know finding your voice is crucial, but so is figuring out how to share it. That’s why mentees in our Writing & Mentoring and Digital Media Mentoring Programs explored this year’s theme of Voice to Voice in our

Seniors Soar: Graduation 2015

“I thought my last year with Robin at Girls Write Now was going to be ruined by college applications and senioritis. Instead, this has been our best year. Meeting with her is the highlight of my week. We write and chat as she drinks coffee and I sip water. I honestly could not ask for

Poetry Makes a Comeback! Our Latest VIDA Survey

Final results are in from the Girls Write Now Count with VIDA! Girls Write Now set out to learn more about the books that count with our girls. With the help of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, we collected data about today’s current reading lists in New York City high schools, starting with the initial Girls