Pen+Brush hosted our April CHAPTERS Reading Series event on April 21, 2017! New York Times bestselling author of The Girls (Random House) and CHAPTERS keynote, Emma Cline, spoke to a sold-out venue full of mentees, mentors, and Girls Write Now community members.
In Our Words
Mentee and Mentor pair, Laura Rose and Kathleen, shared their experiences emceeing this CHAPTERS event and meeting Emma Cline!
Girls Write Now Readers
Leslieann Flores, Hope; Emily Rinaldi, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Pink Polka Dot Bikini; Mehak Rao & Esther Kim, Screw Your Order: They Are Part of Us; Luna Diaz, An Introduction; Humayra Haque, Patience; Alondra Jimenez, My Parents’ Dream; Kizzy Nelson, A Daughter’s Letter to Her Mom; Ella Callahan, You’re Turning Me Into A Pessimist; Gia Deeton, The 100th Day of School; Medelin Cuevas, One of These Days; Maggie Wang, Chink in the Armor; Milena Naranjo, Summer 2014; Chanelle Ferguson, It Was Our Thing; Joey Chen & Kiele Raymond, Home; Anglory Morel & Laura Geringer-Bass, Joyful & Pigs With Wings; Jennifer Puac, Never Be Late; Sabrina Persaud, Safe Haven; Bianca Jeffrey, I Am 16; Eden Staten, A Prophecy; Diamond Lewis, Thongs; Smeily Rodriguez & Lisa Schwarzbaum, The Courage to Speak Up
- LAURA ROSE CARDONA is a second-year Girls Write Now mentee. Following in the steps of her mentor, Kathleen Scheiner, Laura has taken up a freelancing position for ghost writing in order to fund her blog-hosting pursuits and her exquisite taste in women’s suits. Additionally, Laura has recently completed the first draft of her debut young adult novel, Purgatory, just one of four works Laura submitted to Scholastic that earned her two Silver Keys and two Honorable Mentions. She aims to revise and publish the book while she attends The King’s College in New York City for a degree in business administration.
- KATHLEEN SCHEINER has been a Girls Write Now mentor for six years. She’s a freelance writer, editor, copyeditor, and proofreader with a taste for horror and dark fiction. She’s written for L’Ecran Fantastique, Toxic, Publishers Weekly, and Dance International, and her novel The Collectors was published in 2013. She’s almost finished with her novel Blood Masque, a project she started with Laura Rose Cardona, her mentee. Laura beat her, finishing her novel Purgatory first!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER INTERVIEW