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May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


For nearly 20 years, Girls Write Now has been dedicated to mentoring the next generation of women.  The Girls Write Now Awards celebrate the fearless leaders who are evolving the narrative and igniting change for our girls. Join us at this year’s Fifth Girls Write Now Awards on Tuesday, May 23rd at City Winery, NYC.

It’s official. We are sold out.

Sponsorships still available.

Donations welcome.

This year’s honorees include:

ZADIE SMITH, Author of Swing Time, who will receive the “Rise Speak Change” Award
SOPHIA AMORUSO, Author & Founder of Girlboss
ILANA GLAZER, Co-creator & Co-star, Broad City
MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, Editor-at-Large, Elle.com
ABBI JACOBSON, Co-creator & Co-star Broad City
ELAINE WELTEROTH, Editor-In-Chief of Teen Vogue, as emcee for the evening

The event will include a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres, awards program, performance by a Girls Write Now mentor-mentee pair, and a live auction to support our future. The evening will also be marked by the release of Rise Speak Change: The 2017 Girls Write Now Anthology. The Awards support the rollout of a three-year strategic plan to double the number of girls we serve, to enrich and extend our college prep and alumnae services, and to elevate the voices of today’s most vulnerable, young women of color. Never has our mission been more relevant or urgent.

Your checklist!

☑ Bought my tickets
☑ Picked out my outfit — festive attire recommended
 Scouted the once-in-a-lifetime auction items
☑ Mapped my route to City Winery, 155 Varick St. The closest subway stops are at Spring Street (C, E) and Houston St (1, 2). A parking lot is at 32 Desbrosses Street. The main entrance to the venue will have Girls Write Now signage and staff present.
Spread the Word #RiseSpeakChange

Cocktail hour, including hors d’oeuvres, begins at 6:00 pm. Program starts promptly at 7:00 pm.

Auction items:
 bid with a friend or colleague!

YOU AND A FRIEND will get inside the Teen Vogue beauty closet!
YOU AND A FRIEND will snag VIP tickets to the premiere of Rough Night, featuring our honoree, Ilana Glazer!
YOU AND A FRIEND will get the inside scoop on publishing with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President Ellen Archer!

Questions? 212.336.9330 or development@girlswritenow.org


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May 23
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


City Winery
155 Varick St, New York, NY + Google Map