I Am Girls Write Now. Directed and produced by Kathleen Sweeney, Video-Text


“Girls Write Now mentees are talented, serious young women writers. Their wide-ranging work sparkles with wit and passion.” – Alix Kates Shulman, author and guest speaker

Writers don’t usually let you see their work-in-progress. But for us, process is vital: it’s how we learn, how we stretch ourselves, and how we see that story, poem or play through to a beautiful finish. We’re not scared of the red pen along the way.

In our workshops, our mentors and mentees spark their creativity with writing exercises that take them through six genres: fiction, poetry, memoir, journalism, playwriting & screenwriting, and a wild card. After each workshop, they share their work in progress in secure online portfolios for mentors and mentees only.

But every now and then, mentees share the pieces in development, so you too can share in their process. Take a look!

I Should be Sorry For?

Why aren’t you saying sorry? I stuck up with everything you do With your attitude reaching blue And with your heart too bad to be true I constantly worry about you Yet you don’t realize the stress you put me through   I’m STILL waiting for my apology! You’ve soaked me with suspicion with your

Memoir Workshop

OPENING LINES: A Place of the Past For each of the prompts below, write a place where you have felt the given emotion. Feel free to write down more than one place if you want. For now, don’t worry about writing the actual memory or what that place looked like. Answer as many of the

Online Bio


Book Review Workshop

OPENING LINES: The Books that Stick with Us A book that made you want to be a writer:     Inkspell by Cornelia Funke made me want to be a fantasy writer. A book that made you mad:      City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (why did she feel the need for more books????) A