Our spring series Girls Write Now Live: History in the Making features the diverse voices of today’s young writers! Scroll below to RSVP. Each episode of the five-show season showcases electrifying original storytelling from 20-plus teens who are taking their place in history through prose, poetry, video, illustration, and more forms of multimedia work.
Friday, March 6, 6-8 P.M.
in partnership with our host, the N-Y Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
Doors open at 5:30 P.M.
Danielle Paige is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series, the Stealing Snow series, and the graphic novel MERA Tidebreaker, and The Raven (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 2021). In addition to writing young adult books, she works in the television industry, where she’s received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City.
Umi Syam is an Indonesian-born interaction designer and visual storyteller. A graphics/multimedia editor at The New York Times, Umi produces a wide range of interactive stories, including enterprise, features and breaking news, winning awards and honors from the Society for News Design, the Society for Publication Designers, and Malofiej, among others. Umi was on faculty at Parsons School of Design, and is a five-year veteran of Microsoft. Outside of work, she loves taking care of indoor plants and exploring New York’s food scene.
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Girls Write Now Live is free for youth and open to the public for a suggested donation of $20. Your donation enables us to support more girls and gender nonconforming youth with our award-winning programming—which builds not only writing and leadership skills but lifelong relationships.
Girls Write Now Live is presented in partnership with the New-York Historical Society. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Judith Curr of HarperCollins, Christine Ball of Dutton, and Tiffany and Amber Davis of Context & Co for their help with this program.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING TONIGHT’S PERFORMANCE
In an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), at Girls Write Now we are being cautious and vigilant. Our safety measures have been informed by guidelines from the CDC, WHO, and the NYC Health Department. The New-York Historical Society has increased sanitizing efforts, both for youth programs and the museum on a larger scale, and they have NOT set any bans on large gatherings or meetings. We want to stress the importance of washing your hands thoroughly before coming and staying home if you feel sick. We will keep you posted if we change course based on recommendations for public events. See you tonight!