At Girls Write Now, we have been honored to work with incredible speakers and teachers who pass on their passion and wisdom through multi-genre, multimedia, professional development and wellness workshops and events.
If you are interested in teaching, hosting or speaking at at Girls Write Now event for a diverse, multi-generational group of women and gender nonconforming writers, please review our event types and complete the interest form at the bottom of this page.
These may be either paid or volunteer opportunities depending on the nature of the content and the work required.
Once you have completed a form, you will be contacted should an opportunity arise. If you have any questions, please contact Erica Silberman, Director of Curriculum & Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRITING WORKS WORKSHOPS
Writing Works Workshops focus on professional development, offering mentees and mentors support with college and career skill-building, industry exposure and networking, scholarships, internships, and professional writing across a broad range of industries from publishing, advertising, and entertainment to beauty, finance, and more. Writing Works Workshops typically take place on Wednesdays, ranging from 1.5 to 2 hours, anywhere from 4:30-7:30PM EST.
At Girls Write Now, we believe in writing our way to wellness. Wellness events can range from letter writing to yoga events to writing affirmations to conversations with a mental health expert. Wellness Workshops typically take place on Wednesdays, ranging from 1 to 1.5 hours, anywhere between 4:30-7:30PM EST.
Designed to be flexible in format, Community Chats are spaces for discussion, healing, exploration, questioning, laughter and love. Guest artists are writers, speakers or performers interested in engaging with an intimate audience with a specific topic in mind. Topics can range from activism to art history to mediation to journaling—the options are endless! Community Chats typically take place on Thursdays, ranging from 1 to 1.5 hours, anywhere between 4:30-7:30PM EST.
FRIDAY NIGHT SALON SERIES
Friday Night Salons are magical nights of creating and conversing with the Girls Write Now community and the public. This opportunity offers artists the unique opportunity to promote new/upcoming works and build a broader network of fans and followers. At Friday Night Salons, a guest artist shares their personal and professional journey, guides the audience through a series of inspirational writing prompts, reads from their latest work or an upcoming work and engages in a Q&A with the audience. Friday Night Salons are a great event for any writing genre and take place on Fridays from 6-7:30PM EST.
SATURDAY 360 SERIES
The Saturday 360 Series covers Girls Write Now’s core curriculum, providing participants with multi-genre, multimedia and multi-platform writing skills—everything from storytelling to coding. Saturday 360 Teaching Artists have professional writing expertise in a particular genre or medium—and notable experience teaching youth. They help pass on their specific craft while demonstrating how writing can be applied in real life. Teaching Artists develop and write lesson plans within Girls Write Now’s curricular guidelines, teach sections of mentor/mentee pairs, evaluate workshops, and present a final, post-workshop revised lesson plans. Saturday 360 workshops are typically 2.5 hours on Saturday of any given month. Occasionally we produce workshops with a different format and timeframe.
Visit the Writing 360 program page for examples of past Saturday 360 workshops. Ready to pass on your expertise in a specific genre or media? Apply to be a Teaching Artist through the form below.
ABOUT GIRLS WRITE NOW
Girls Write Now mentors underserved young women and gender nonconforming youth to find their voices through the power of writing and community. As the first writing and mentoring organization, we have been a nationally respected leader in arts education for over 20 years. Girls Write Now breaks down the barriers of gender, race and poverty, pairing underserved girls and gender nonconforming youth with professional writers and digital media makers—building skills, networks and life-long relationships that open doors and change lives.
Girls Write Now serves a culturally and educationally diverse community of girls and gender nonconforming youth (mentees)—90% of color, 90% high need, 75% immigrant or first generation and 25% LGBTQ+/gender nonconforming. These underserved teens, who have long been negatively impacted by the lack of resources and opportunities in public schools, face significant challenges to educational and professional success.Unfortunately, in our city and our country, girls and gender nonconforming teens of color are rarely given the guidance, care and systemic support they need to gain confidence in their talents and accomplishments, graduate from high school and access viable college or career opportunities, perpetuating cycles of poverty and disempowerment. Girls Write Now is uniquely positioned to help correct these longstanding inequalities.
Girls Write Now 2020-21 Guest/Teaching Artist Interest Form