Girls Write Now Live: Unmuted with Imbolo Mbue
June 11 – 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Girls Write Now Live is free for youth and open to the public for a suggested donation of $20.
On June 11, join us 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.
At 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 Imbolo Mbue, author of How Beautiful We Were (Penguin Random House)
- 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.
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.
Meet the Emcees & Honoree
Meet the Performers
Asta Gadji & Amanda Smith
Caitlin Levy & Leah Guttman
Celina Huynh & Elizabeth von Klemperer
Chelsea Ramirez & Jimenez Olivia Rockeman
Dorothy Chan & Marina Fang
Ivy Zhu & Kathleen Scheiner
Jenny Zheng & Saira Khan
Kaitlyn Yang & Meghann Foye
Ketevan Akhalbedashvili & Liz (Elizabeth) Donovan
Lulu (Zhixian) Jiang & Jennifer Milton
Meril Mousoom & Judith Roland
Michaelle McCaskill & Lennox McGrain
Onnah Plummer & Ashley Lopez
Rachel Young & Elizabeth Koster
Sheridan Cole & Meghan McDonough
Sienna Lipton & Michele Kirichanskaya
Tatyanna Wills & Kate Marienthal