“In the beginning, I was extremely shy about sharing my writing with other people, especially strangers. At workshops, I was able to raise my hand, read my work aloud, crawl out of my shell and be who I wanted to be: a writer.” – Jessica Mia Bordon, mentee
Writing is a communal enterprise. To build our community of writers, we translate the elusive magic of face-to-face connections between women into a precise, flexible curriculum that provides a safe space for girls to develop their talent, stretch creatively, and then share it with the world.
In mentoring pairs and in workshops, our mentees create work that surprises us. With their mentors, they refine it for performance and publication. On stage at our CHAPTERS Reading Series and QWERTY Digital Exhibition, in print in our annual anthology, and here in their online portfolios, we get to share it with you, too.