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

The Final Chapter: June CHAPTERS

This blog post was written by Mara McCollom a Girls Write Now intern about the June CHAPTERS reading on June 19, 2015 with keynote speaker Quiara Alegría Hudes. On a sunny summer evening, we gathered at the Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union to celebrate our final CHAPTERS reading of the year. Our keynote speaker Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes

Addressing Your Conflicts – Q&A with Quiara Alegría Hudes

Guest Author Quiara Alegría Hudes kicked off our June CHAPTERS reading series for 2015. Check out this awesome video and experience her inspirational message for yourself: Learn more about the night from Girls Write Now intern, Mara McCollom’s blog post. Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page!

Web Presence Workshop: Two Personas

This blog post was written by Seanna Viechweg and Katie Gemmill a Girls Write Now mentee and mentor pair 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).  You would think after spending the past