Lena Dunham surprised her fans — and Girls Write Now — with the flash-release of her new book, Is it Evil Not to be Sure? this morning on LennyLetter.com. In the spirit of women helping women, Lena announced that all profits from her book will go to Girls Write Now. And the Girls Write Now community is mobilizing to match Lena’s generosity. Says Lena, “Girls Write Now is a gift not just to the young women it serves but to the rest of us who will become their devoted readers.” Lena is signing 2,000 copies of this limited run book which is a condensed selection of her journals from 2005/2006. Support Girls Write Now, grab your copy, or make a donation today!
Girls Write Now’s award-winning anthology, (R)evolution (She Writes Press) soft-launches today at the Girls Write Now Awards with a nationwide release May 24. With a foreword by New York Times best-selling author Francine Prose and a introduction by pulitzer-prize winning playwright Quiara Alegría
Girls Write Now mentee Jada Fitzpatrick was featured in The New York Times and will receive the coveted New York Times Scholarship, with substantial financial backing each semester and a summer job at the Times. Jada said “the secret world of poetry” helped her through hard times and will prepare her for “perhaps her biggest journey, from a homeless shelter to a dormitory.” Jada and her mentor, Linda Kleinbub, will perform their original work at tonight‘s Girls Write Now Awards. Girls Write Now congratulates Jada on her recent win!
Don’t forget, CHAPTERS returns Friday, May 20 at the General Society Library with Angela Flournoy! The final installment of CHAPTERS is on June 17 and features keynote speaker Naomi Jackson, author The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press, June 2015). On the 2016 Girls Write Now Anthology, Naomi says: “The world is a better place for the poems and stories contained here, and the relationships of mentorship and creativity among women and girls that these words reflect.“ Meet Naomi and get your tickets for the series.
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Ashley C. Ford moderates a panel from Google, Revelist and more on June 4!