During the fall semester, mentoring pairs explored how to translate their writing into digital media and enhance their digital literacy as well as their writing skills. This semester the program used audio recording as a jumping off point.
“If I had the knowledge, skill, and money to use all the tools in the world, I would start digitally remixing all my short stories and poems…It would also be great if I could animate one of Edgar Allan Poe’s works such as the ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ or ‘The Raven.’” – Monica Chin, mentee
Our mentees are defining the digital age, bringing the craft of writing into the 21st century. Over the course of a three semester pilot, girls and mentors produced digital writing in the form of videos, games, and ebooks. Then we took the program to scale in our new Digital Media Mentoring Program in partnership The New School University. We’re giving you a glimpse of the finished work and showing you how we got there, too.
Girls Write Now Dorkshops make dreams come true. Mentors and mentees in this spring’s Digital Media Mentoring Program brought their words to life at Creative Publishing Dorkshops where they learned to write, design, and produce their very own e-books.
Welcome to our Narrative Gaming Dorkshop series, where mentees and mentors used juicy conflict, enticing characters, and surprising plot twists to write their very own narrative online games. Through our series of three monthly Dorkshops, mentees and mentors learned how to use Wordpress posts and QR codes to build narrative games that can be played on any mobile device.
In the spring of 2012, select mentee/mentor pairs embarked on a digital remix adventure. Parting ways with the rest of the GWN crew for the months from February through April, these “Remixers” attended “Dorkshops” (digitally focused workshops) learning digital photography, video editing, animation, audio production, and online sharing.