Following an awesome orientation — where we welcomed our biggest-ever class of mentors and mentees — and a spectacular celebration of International Day of the Girl, we launched our 2014-15 workshop series. This year’s studio and genre curriculum will be guided by a new annual theme, Voice to Voice.
To us at Girls Write Now, this theme symbolizes the power of our evolving and interconnected narratives. It celebrates the forging of our community through mentorship and friendship. It champions the diversity of writerly voices—individually, collectively, globally—no matter their shape, size or medium. Last year, we broke through barriers. This year? We’re striving for another step forward. Claiming our voices; owning our voices—whether in private, in intimate company or at high volume.
On Saturday, October 18th, our Digital Media Mentoring Program participants explored citizen media in partnership with Urban Word, and on Saturday, October 25th at our Writing & Mentoring Program, we dove into a seminal favorite: short stories.
Our workshops are not only an opportunity for mentees and mentors to come together and learn new skills, but also a chance to meet professional women authors specializing in a range of genres. With more to come, we’re excited to announce incredible craft talk guest authors Hasanthika Sirisena, Alexandra Kleeman, Nicole Dennis, and the award-winning Suki Kim!
Keep an eye on our blog, our newsletters, Twitter and Facebook for more #VoiceToVoice!