Girls Write Now is a dynamic, multigenerational community of women on a mission. For nearly two decades, our nationally award-winning programs have provided creative and academic guidance, support, and opportunities for the next generation of writers. Girls Write Now is currently accepting applications for mentors and mentees for the September 2017 – June 2018 program year!
At Girls Write Now, we match high school girls with women professional writers and media makers as their personal mentors. In our Digital Media Mentoring Program, mentors and mentees combine storytelling with 21st century skills, learning new types of writing and digital skills such as website creation, podcast production, and digital mapping. In our Writing & Mentoring Program, mentors and mentees explore new trends in writing and elevate their voices as authors. Together, women learn and grow through weekly pair sessions and monthly workshops, presenting and publishing their original writing by year’s end.
“Girls Write Now is the safest, most welcoming and encouraging program I’ve ever been in. I learn so much at every single workshop and I love meeting with my mentor. I’m very grateful to Girls Write Now for helping me grow as a person and as a writer.”
—REGINA FONTANELLI, Girls Write Now First Year Mentee
“Girls Write Now is electric, filled with more ideas, energy, and power than all the lightbulbs in the Empire State Building. If these girls are the future, which of course they are, the future is glorious.”
—EMMA STRAUB, author of Modern Lovers and Girls Write Now Mentor Alum
Want more Girls Write Now?
- Come out to see mentees present original work at our annual CHAPTERS Reading Series and QWERTY Digital Exhibition
- Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see for yourself the amazing writing and relationships that grow out of Girls Write Now
- Read about Girls Write Now on Newsweek, Buzzfeed, and Upworthy