Writer and poet, Jenny Zhang and head of WME’s Worldwide Literary, Lectures, and Conference division Jennifer Rudolph Walsh were featured speakers in our June CHAPTERS. Jenny read from her new book Sour Heart and gave a keynote address at the New-York Historical Society to our audience full of mentees, mentors, and Girls Write Now fans.
Girls Write Now Readers
Tasnim Tarannum, Returning to Bogra; Jiselle Abraham, Where I’m From; Kimberly Dominguez, July 13, 1954; Amina Mukhtar, The New Era’s Voice; Sarah Ramirez, The Puerto Rican Who Can’t Speak Spanish; Lily He, A Tradition; Min Hui Zheng, Home; Jacquelyn Eke, Generation Black; Zoe Fisher, #ListenUp; Medelin Cuevas, #AfroLatina; Lila Cooper, Wrists; Saony Castillo, Sparkly; Hasina Foye, Me; Winnie Kong, Not a Black or White Issue; Sarane James & Mentor Margo Shickmanter, The Email Chain; Betsy Morales, Blue;Analise Guerrero, An Awakening;Berenize Garcia, Why Latina Moms are the Best Feminists Out There; Saradine Nazaire, Too Soon; Gianny Guzman. What I Knew
- RACHEL COHEN is a Girls Write Now mentor alumna. She has worked in journalism her entire career, though her current job’s a bit different from her former reporter role: She’s now a software engineer for The Wall Street Journal building tools for the newsroom. Previously, she was a sports writer for more than 16 years, most recently with The Associated Press at its NYC headquarters for nearly a decade. This is her eighth year volunteering with Girls Write Now, which includes a pair of two-year mentoring stints sandwiched around three years as mentee enrollment chair on the Program Advisory Committee.
- LASHANDA ANAKWAH is a Girls Write Now mentee alumna, editorial assistant at Simon and Schuster, and a Bronx native. You can find her lost in a book or browsing through Netflix. She is a Scholastic Art & Writing Award Scholarship winner and graduated from Ithaca College. Fun fact: Lashanda and Rachel happen to work across the street and often have lunch together.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER INTERVIEW