Girls Write Now thanks all the champions who have come out and supported our mission and our young women’s writing. Our successful annual appeal proves how strong our community is. Contribute before the end of the year and join the likes of award-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, professional women writers and media makers who serve as Mentors, and College Bound advisors and advocates who are making a difference.
“I must admit that I was nervous since I had never been to a publisher’s office before….Once the discussions started, the entire room was filled with vivacity and creativity.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt invited Girls Write Now mentees to their NYC headquarters to talk about publishing and to pair our writers with editors for a professional, hands-on experience. “After the visit, each girl not only left with a wonderful piece, but with more confidence in public speaking and in herself.” Mentee Caroline Lin writes about the day.
From page to stage, the Girls Write Now CHAPTERS Reading Series showcases our girls’ best work. Here’s the spring 2017 lineup, including keynote speakers Emma Cline, Emma Straub, Hala Alyan, and Karina Glaser of Random House, Riverhead, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, respectively. Says Cline, “Girls Write Now is doing deeply important work — young women, now more than ever, must claim their own stories.” Expect inspiring nights filled with diverse voices that are not always heard — and join an exuberant audience in supporting them. Mark your calendars!
Opening Belle author Maureen Sherry visited Girls Write Now headquarters to talk to mentees about writing, publishing a book, and navigating the world as a woman on Wall Street — and beyond. She also brought the hot-of-the-press script of Opening Belle, starring Reese Witherspoon, and shared behind-the-scenes details about making your writing dreams come true. “You want diverse voices in a room to make the best decisions.” We apply that philosophy to writing and community every day at Girls Write Now.
Breaking attendance records, the Girls Write Now fall workshops were packed with ideas, discussions, and craft talk speakers who inspired our mentees and mentors in genres ranging from Audio Slam Poetry and Mockumentaries to Sitcom Screenwriting and Family Memoir. Hear reflections from a mentor on the Digital Media Mentoring Program, as well as advice from craft talk speakers including Morgan Parker, Mara Wilson, Mahogany Brown, and more.
Girls Write Now is in the news — including stories in New York Magazine, BuzzFeed, Upworthy, and Bustle. See here.