In partnership with Open Road Integrated Media, Girls Write Now celebrated last year’s Remix theme, our intergenerational commitment to mentoring women writers in the digital era. Talented teen writers launch the spring series on March 23 with featured author Alix Kates Shulman, who published a full library of eight titles as e-books on the cusp of her eightieth birthday.
From Figment.com: “Spotlight on Mennen”
Girls Write Now Readers
Emely Paulino, A Poem to New (You); Sussy Liz & Amy Feldman, Breaking Up With Chocolate & The Language of Chocolate; Mennen Gordon, Prologue; Kristasiah Daniels, I Am Here & Until I Met You; Priscilla Guo & My-Thuan Tran, Hair Cancer, an Unfounded Fear & A Serving of Eggs and Mayo on Top; Tuhfa Begum, Nothing Normal; Bre’Ann Newsome, The Ambition to Exhale; Lashanda Anakwah, Grandma; Jessica Bordon, The Cherub Trench Warriors; Iris Torres & Heather Kristin, Noona; Chandra Hughes & Claudia Parsons, Project Millenium; Sarai Arroyo, TTYL; Ruby Feliz & Jalylah Burrell, Nothing Better Than A Woman… A True Woman & Piece Peace.
- Tuhfa Begum, Nothing Normal.
“Nothing normal ever happens to me, but no one believes me. First, let me tell you that it’s always been my dream to see a giant animal (it’s on my bucket list). Giant frog, giant turtle, giant Giant Panda, whatever.” Read more
- Priscilla Guo & My-Thuan Tran, Hair Cancer, an Unfounded Fear.
“Cooties is an infectious disease, spread through bodily contact with the opposite sex. It was this disease that caused the 1929 Stock Market Crash. Paranoia is infectious. It catches like wildfire. You never know when it will strike you or how.” Read more
- Bre’Ann Newsome, The Ambition to Exhale.
“They may have seen me trip
Slip and stumble
Tear, blink twice
Curse, heard me mumble
But I promise you they will never see me cry or fall
I have a point to prove
To myself, my competition, their mothers and all.” Read more
- Emely Paulino, A Poem to New (You).
“I love you
With all your arrogance and elegance
Makes me feel small
Left behind like yesterday’s paper.” Read more