UPDATE: (3/30/2020) The Girls Write Now Live May 15 Episode is still on! We will keep you posted if we change course based on recommendations for public events.
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 six-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, May 15, 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.
We are thrilled to honor the evening’s keynote speakers Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo, authors of The Book of Rosy: A Mother’s Story of Separation at the Border (HarperCollins) with the Agent of Change Award.
Rosayra Pablo Cruz is the mother of four children. She owned a small clothing store in Guatemala before coming to the U.S. Now living in New York, she is the co-president of her oldest son’s Parent Teacher Association and is active in her church and community. She has applied for asylum for her and her sons and is in the middle of legal proceedings.
Julie Schwietert Collazo, co-founder and director of Immigrant Families Together, is a bilingual (English-Spanish) writer, editor, and translator, and a former creative arts therapist. She has co-written and edited a book about Pope Francis, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and is a bestseller in Italy. Her work has appeared in a number of media outlets, including Outside, Scientific American, Discover, Latina, The Guardian, and Time, and she has contributed to several books. She lives in New York City.
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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 life-long 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.