“‘The heritage of childhood is the sense of life bequeathed by the folk wisdom of the ages. It it is a privilege to pass these truths on to children who have the right to the fullest expression we can give them.’ I’m looking forward to hearing those girls express themselves and I want to thank Girls Write Now for helping bring forth those voices.”
– Pamela Paul, New York Times Book Review Editor & Girls Write Now Award Honoree
On May 19, the third annual Girls Write Now Awards were held at Three Sixty° Tribeca. The views of our diverse speakers – emerging and established authors, editors, journalists – were even more breathtaking than the panoramic views of Manhattan. It was a night honoring women who paved the way for our girls to break through boundaries, both in life and in writing, to realize their promise and the possibilities of change. 250 guests joined us, and with the incredible generosity of our sponsors, guests, Board, and Honorary and Host Committee, we raised double last year’s revenue. As Girls Write Now expands our cutting edge programs, these funds will allow more young women the chance to share their stories with the world.
Author and activist Mariane Pearl and Girls Write Now mentee Thasfia Chowdhury were our emcees as we presented our prestigious awards to: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the national bestseller Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists; Juju Chang, co-anchor of ABC News Nightline; and Pamela Paul, Editor of the New York Times Book Review. They all expressed the importance of helping young women find their voice no matter the path their life takes.
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- Check out photos that capture the evening’s festivities
- Hear from our award-winning honorees and watch their touching speeches
- Learn about Voice to Voice: Girls Write Now 2015 Anthology which was launched at this year’s event
- Twitter was humming with highlights from the night – get a preview!
- Download a copy of the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards program
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