“Girls Write Now taught me to open my mind to the possibilities and potential in all kinds of writing. Girls Write Now taught me not to throw away what I think are useless scribbles. Because no matter how rough, every draft can become so much more.” – Sophia Chan, mentee
With mentors and mentees writing side by side, our monthly workshops are where are community gathers, where we take creative risks, where we remember that we are all in this together. Everyone is challenged to work outside her natural genre: poets become memoirists, memoirists become screenwriters, writers become performing comedians.
Here’s how it works: Each month, following our curricular plan and philosophy, mentors work in teams to produce a fresh set of workshops jam-packed with literary excerpts and exercises ideas, and featuring craft talks from guest authors. At each workshop, ideas are born in icebreakers, nurtured and reimagined into drafts, then digitally filed into multi-genre portfolios. At weekly pair sessions between, mentors and mentees hone and polish writing into final products for performance and publication.
Our workshops drive our program, introducing girls to six genres of writing, tied together each year by an overarching theme: Becoming Women, Bridging Worlds, Where We Live, Opening Lines, Remix, Breaking Through, Voice to Voice and more.