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),

Andrea Davis Pinkney Meet & Greet

“Writers write every day, and read everything. Constantly.” These were Scholastic editor and award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney’s words of advice for Girls Write Now mentees during an intimate meet-and-greet hosted at Scholastic on Wednesday, February 25. Three mentees from our Writing & Mentoring Program got the opportunity to chat with Andrea over snacks at Scholastic. Andrea,

We’re Nominated for the DVF Awards!

We’re over the moon to be nominated for the People’s Voice Award as part of this year’s DVF Awards. For the sixth year, the awards, created by Diane von Furstenberg and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, seek to “honor and support extraordinary women who have had the courage to fight, the power to survive and

“How Will You Use What You Know?” Girls Write Now on The Heidi Chronicles

Recently, Girls Write Now had the opportunity to see The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, written by groundbreaking feminist writer, thinker, and advocate Wendy Wasserstein. At a pivotal moment during the show, the title character articulates her feelings out loud: “We’re all concerned, intelligent, good women. It’s just that I feel stranded. And I thought the whole

NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions Grant

We’re beyond thrilled to announce Girls Write Now is the recipient of a grand prize $100,000 social innovation grant from NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge Awards! Girls Write Now won the first place award in the NBC New York market for our Digital Media Mentoring Program. This grant, applicable in 10 of NBCU’s most