Molly Crabapple kicked off our 20th Anniversary Special Event Series at our March CHAPTERS! The author of the memoir, Drawing Blood (HarperCollins), gave her keynote address at the New-York Historical Society to our audience full of mentees, mentors, and Girls Write Now fans.
Girls Write Now Readers
Daleelah Saleh, Ode to the Girls;Kimberley Garcia, The Life You Gave Me; Natalie Mojica, La Sangre Me Llama; Janein Brookes, Identity Unidentified; Maggie Chen, Life of Birds; Mariah Galindo, Memories of Tomorrow’s Oppression; Emily Rinaldi, First World Problems; Manar Dihyem, What’s Another Word for Life?; Rebecca Partap, Sunday Morning; Sophia DeMartino, Fag; Diamond Lewis, A Letter to the Boy I Wish I Knew; Carolyn Schmit, Untitled; Joli Amour Dubose-Morris, Untitled I; Stephanie Haskell, The Life Tree; Angely Morel, Back to the Island; Brianna Clark-Arias, Untitled; Gabriela Palermo, Dear White People; Assata Andrews, Untitled; Faiza Khanom, The Pamplona Magenta Nail Polish; Kaitlyn Yang, Come at Me
- Gia Deeton is a third-year mentee in the Writing Mentoring Program, working with mentor Lindsay Zoladz. Born and raised in New York City, Gia is currently a senior at Baruch College Campus High School. She has been recognized with a Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Silver Key for her writing, which focuses on themes of feminism, sexual assault, and mental illness. She is also the bassist and singer/songwriter in the punk band Vegan Water, as well as the president of Club of Rock and the founder of the literary magazine at her school. In her free time, she enjoys writing critical reviews of the fancy donuts that she and Lindsay indulge on during their weekly pair meetings.
- Lindsay Zoladz is a staff writer at The Ringer, where she writes about music, film, and culture. Previously, she was the pop music critic at New York magazine and an editor and columnist at Pitchfork. Her writing has also appeared in Bitch, Slate, Bookforum, The Believer, and more. She was the recipient of the National Magazine Awards’ 2016 ASME Next Award for Journalists Under 30. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.
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