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March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Stories are history, aspiration, consolation and survival.  For most of history, girls have been the objects of storytellers.  It’s time for them to write their own stories.” – Molly Crabapple

Girls Write Now is thrilled that Molly Crabapple will be our keynote speaker on March 16, kicking off our 20th Anniversary Spring Celebrations and the 2018 CHAPTERS Reading Series. The reading will be held from 6-8pm at the New-York Historical Society.

The CHAPTERS Reading Series showcases today’s new voices, including Girls Write Now mentees Assata Andrews, Janein Brookes, Maggie Chen, Brianna Clarke-Arias, Sophia DeMartino, Manar Dihyem, Joli Amour Dubose-Morris, Mariah Galindo, Kimberley Garcia, Stephanie Haskell, Faiza Khanom, Diamond Lewis, Natalie Mojica, Angely Morel, Gabriela Palermo, Rebecca Partap, Emily Rinaldi, Daleelah Saleh, Carolyn Schmit, and Kaitlyn Yang.

Third year Girls Write Now pair, mentee Gia Deeton and her mentor Lindsay Zoladz, will be the evening’s emcees.

Molly Crabapple is an artist, journalist, and author of the memoir, Drawing Blood. Called “an emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery” by the New Republic, she has drawn in and reported from Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank, and Iraqi Kurdistan. Crabapple is a contributing editor for VICE, and has written for publications including the New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Drawing Blood (Harper Collins) is a memoir that will change the way you think about art, politics and survival in our times. After the financial crash of 2008, a wave of protest movements — from student demonstrations in London to Occupy Wall Street in her own backyard— led Molly to turn her talents to a new form of witness journalism, reporting from places such as Guantanamo, Syria, Rikers Island, and the labor camps of Abu Dhabi. Using both words and artwork to shed light on the darker corners of American empire, she has swiftly become one of the most original and galvanizing voices on the cultural stage. Her next work Brothers of the Gun, an illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, will be published by One World/Penguin Random House in May 2018.

If you would like to support the Girls Write Now 20th Anniversary Series at a level not reflected below, please donate here or for Host Committee or sponsorship opportunities, please contact development@girlswritenow.org. Thank you for your support!



March 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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