Raise a glass and a pen to celebrate and support our girls’ bright futures! Write letters and start your online campaign to share your love for a community that changes girls’ lives. This party is for everyone who wants to help the next generation of women writers. Don’t miss out on a Girls Write Now tradition — this Friday, November 13, 6-9 PM
We are thrilled to announce the keynote speakers for our 2016 CHAPTERS Reading Series, where mentees share the spotlight with one another and guest authors join them. This year’s speakers include Tanwi Nandini Islam (Bright Lines, Penguin Books), Mia Alvar (In the Country, Knopf), Angela Flournoy (TheTurner House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and Naomi Jackson (The Star Side of Bird Hill, Penguin Press).
Leading organizations from across the city came together as part of the STARS Citywide Girls Initiative press conference. Girls Write Now has helped secure $1 million for girls programming from the New York City Council for the second year in a row. Our mentee, Shirleyka Hector performed alongside other speakers at the press conference including New York City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverto.
The Writing and Mentoring Program kicked off with the first workshop of the year! Craft talk speakers, Kamy Wicoff (Wishful Thinking, She Writes Press)and Helen Phillips (The Beautiful Bureaucrat, Henry Holt and Co.) led the mentees in a dystopian flash fiction worship. Dive into the session and learn a little more about concise storytelling.
Girls Write Now has always been supportive of passionate songwriters, and we have a long history of amazing musicians who have aligned with us. To highlight our love of singer songwriters, and to provide a behind-the-scenes look, we’re sharing a first person account from staff member Emily Yost, who set out to meet Sara Bareilles and introduce her to Girls Write Now.