“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 and more.


From Historical Fiction to Fantasy Fiction and Short Story, we’ve thickened the plot with characters you’d be lucky to meet. Sneak a peek at our Romance Fiction Workshop.


Who, what, when, where, why, how? We’ve covered it all from pitch to byline: Travel Writing, Investigative Journalism, and Op-Eds. Catch the pull report from our Science Journalism Workshop.


From stage to screen, we’ve tackled Site-Specific Plays and Screenwriting Adaptation, and even mounted One Woman Shows. Get ready for some laughs from our TV Sitcom Writing Workshop.


Wildcard workshops keep us living on the edge: Sketch Comedy, Graphic Novel, and Fan Fic. Get inspired and learn about this year’s Storytelling Workshop.


How do you record memory? We’ve done it through Family History, Childhood Memoir, and Personal Essay. Check out our Music Memoir Workshop.


Haibun, Sonnet, Villanellle. We’ve got the rhythm down between our Epic Poetry, Short Poetry, and Spoken Word Workshops. We even took some poetic license in our Slam Poetry Workshop.

Archive of Past Workshops

See our full spectrum of subgenres over the years.

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