Now more than ever, our community is championing the next generation of women, so please join us at the Fifth Annual Girls Write Now Awards on Tuesday, May 23rd at City Winery. We are honoring Zadie Smith, Author of Swing Time, Sophia Amoruso, Founder & Author of Girlboss, Ilana Glazer, Co-creator and Co-star of Broad City, Melissa Harris-Perry, Editor-at-Large, Elle.com, Abbi Jacobson, Co-creator and Co-star of Broad City, and Elaine Welteroth, Editor of Teen Vogue, who will be our emcee for this unforgettable evening. We are also thrilled to be celebrating the publication date of Rise Speak Change: The Girls Write Now 2017 Anthology, and every guest will receive a copy.
This year, bring a woman who inspires you to celebrate the compelling potential and power of girls’ voices. If you are motivated by your best friend, your mother, your wife, your partner, your daughter, bring her and share a night of empowerment.
“The excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this year’s Awards is unparalleled. Our community sees the importance of supporting the next generation of women and this event gives them an outlet to do just that.” —Maya Nussbaum, Founder and Executive Director of Girls Write Now
“Giving young women the ability to express themselves with clarity and force is an act of great potential social and political power. Girls Write Now harnesses that power.”
—Zadie Smith, Author of Swing Time
“The power of words has created my entire past, present, and future. How we articulate the world around us shapes reality. There is nothing more important than the next generation of women using the power of language to impact their own lives and the lives of others.”
—Sophia Amoruso, Founder & Author, Girlboss
“When women have the agency to write stories, they take back the power of creating narrative- no matter what gender those narratives represent. Girls Write Now is helping to foster that power in the next generation of women writers.”
—Ilana Glazer, Co-Creator, Co-Star, Broad City
“Once again we are reckoning with just how profoundly our world is affected by the stories we tell and retell. Girls Write Now ensures that young women get to be the authors and the protagonists of those stories. It is more important than ever that girls have the tools to tell their stories and the audiences who will listen. In a world that is gleefully silencing women, we must encourage them to shout, and scribble, and rhyme, and narrate, and imagine. I am honored to be in solidarity with Girls Write Now.”
—Melissa Harris-Perry, Editor-at-Large, Elle.com, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University
“The female point of view is so vast and diverse- it is essential that more women create stories from their personal perspective to help further reflect the world we live in. Girls Write Now provides invaluable support in this mission.”
—Abbi Jacobson, Co-Creator, Co-Star, Broad City
“There is nothing more vital than giving young women the tools to craft their own narratives. Girls Write Now is uniquely necessary—now more than ever. Its mission to empower fresh voices will help in the writing of a more equitable future.”
—Elaine Welteroth, Editor of Teen Vogue