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Girls Write Now Live: Unmuted with Naima Coster

April 23 – 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Girls Write Now Live is free for youth and open to the public for a suggested donation of $20.

April 23 GWN Live with Naima Coster

Join us on April 23 for an evening of boundary-pushing performances that will deepen your understanding of the world and yourself! You’ll witness electrifying original storytelling from teen writers who are loudly and proudly sharing their truths through prose, poetry, podcasting, video, illustration and more forms of multimedia work.

In this series, we are also proud to honor women authors and media makers who will deliver keynotes at the events. By turning off their mute buttons, they inspire and help amplify the voices of the next generation of writers and activists. This event features:

  • 6PM-6:25PM ET: Live Pre-Show Q&A in Zoom with Naima Coster, author of What’s Mine and Yours (Grand Central Publishing)
  • 6:30-7:30PM ET: Girls Write Now Live: Unmuted Streams Live on YouTube (The link to watch will be emailed to you.)

In this digital world, our Girls Write Now Live: Unmuted performance series is more than a show, it’s a movement—a gathering that pulses with the power of shared stories. A celebration of diversity and authenticity. The refreshing cocktail of connection and community we all long for during this time of isolation.

BOOK OF THE MONTH GIVEAWAY: When you register to attend the Live Pre-Show, you’ll be entered to win one year (12 months) of free books from Book of the Month! The winner will be notified via email immediately following the show. Book of the Month is a premium book service that gives readers their choice of a book from a monthly, curated selection. Each month, we choose five new books to feature, all picked by our editorial team. You pick the one you want to read and we deliver it straight to your door. If you’re not into anything, or are just too busy to read, you can choose to skip the month and will not be charged. We focus on supporting emerging and diverse authors and giving our members the gift of reading a great book!

Girls Write Now Live is free for youth and open to the public for a suggested minimum donation of $20. Your donation enables us to support more girls and gender nonconforming youth with our award-winning programming, which builds writing and leadership skills—and life-long relationships.

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Meet the Pair Emcees & Honoree

Meet the Performers

Abigail Favorito & Stephanie Golden
Angie Galindo Perez & Kym Richardson
Anne Rhee & Sun Young Lee
Denise Domena & Emely Paulino
Doha Ahmed & Cynthia Amoah
Elaine Ng & Anne Lefever
Irene Hao & Lauren Vespoli
Isabella Soddu & Brooke Mazurek
Lauren Lee & Lillian Patterson
Lena Habtu & Sammi LaBue Hatch
Luz Calix & Kara Gelber
Megan Xing & Jihii Jolly
Paromita Talukder & Priscilla Guo
Sheyla Javier & Shannon Carlin
Sydney Johnson & Natasha Piñon
Tracy Wang & Caroline Cooper
Viktoria Pavlova & Nevin Mays
Wagiha Mariam & Brigid Duffy
Winnie Liang & Caroline Wray


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April 23
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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