QWERTY Digital Exhibition: Keynote Speakers

We have an incredible line-up of speakers joining us for Girls Write Now’s QWERTY Digital Exhibition at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab May 2! Our mentees, mentors, and attendees are sure to be inspired by the words of wisdom from Nisha Dua, Heben Nigatu, and Ashley Ford. Get to know a little more about these accomplished women below. Nisha

QWERTY Digital Exhibition: Sneak Peek

QWERTY Digital Exhibition is just around the corner and we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what will be exhibited! Our Digital Media Mentoring Program mentees are beyond excited to debut the projects they have been working on all year at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab this May 2. Their projects range from personal statement

The DVF Awards

Women supporting women! This was the powerful message felt by all when extraordinary women came together for The DVF Awards at the United Nations on April 23rd, including our very own Maya Nussbaum, Girls Write Now’s founder and executive director. Marking its 6th year, the DVF Awards honors and supports women who have dedicated their

Join us in honoring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the Girls Write Now Awards!

This post was written by Communications Intern Sara Heegaard We’re in awe of writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and so proud to be honoring her at the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards. The Nigerian novelist and short story writer is the author of award-winning novels Americanah (selected by The New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of 2013) and Half

Gearing up for CHAPTERS with Emily St. John Mandel!

This post was written by Communications Intern Sara Heegaard We’re beyond thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Emily St. John Mandel to our CHAPTERS Reading on April 24. Gathering acclaim and admiration from both her readers and the writing community, Mandel is more than the sum of her literary accomplishments: she’s also an advocate for women’s voices, not

Apply Now To Be A Girls Write Now Mentor or Mentee!

“If it weren’t for Girls Write Now, I couldn’t have gotten this far… I have faith in my writing, and I know from now on I will achieve and I will be successful.” — Yodalin Peralta, former mentee Life is better in twos. Girls Write Now is currently accepting applications for mentors and mentees for the

Tiphanie Yanique and our 2015 March CHAPTERS Reading!

This post was written by programs intern Devan Tierney Girls Write Now’s favorite time of the year has come around again, and boy, did we start it off with an exceptional evening! This year, the first CHAPTERS reading was held on the first day of spring, but unlike the weather (which left us with 3

Intimate Constellations: Reaching Higher with Persona Poems

This blog post was written by Communications Intern Sara Heegaard about the Persona Poetry Workshops on Saturday, March 7, 2015. We were thrilled to welcome accomplished poets Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Vanessa Jiminez Gabb as our craft talk authors for our Persona Poetry Workshop on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  Under the guidance of both poets, Girls Write

Challenges & Rewards in Persona Poetry: A Mentee-Mentor Perspective

This post was co-written by a mentee-mentor pair in the Writing & Mentoring Program, Cindy Chu and Iris Cushing. It covers the persona poetry genre workshop on Saturday, March 7th 2015. A Mentee’s Perspective: Cindy Chu On Saturday March 7, 2015, Girls Write Now welcomed PM Craft Talk speaker Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, who discussed the

Know Your Worth: Mentee Mid-Year Workshop

This blog post was written by Communications Intern Sara Heegaard On January 24, our mentees talked activism, empowerment, and community building at the Mentee Mid-Year Workshop. Bringing these messages to life was an outstanding panel of groundbreaking female thinkers and writers: Zann Ballsun-Simms (Sadie Nash), Emily Brandt (VIDA Lit), Mercy Carpenter (WMRC), Katy Ma (SPARK), Lynn Melnick (VIDA Lit), Amanda Perales (MOUSE),