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 headlined the third reading in the CHAPTERS series with featured guest, Raina Kelley, journalist at ESPN The Magazine.
From Figment.com: “Spotlight on Emily Sarita”
Girls Write Now Readers
Marcella Grillo, Abuelo’s Porch; Shyanne Melendez, Alien Interrogation; Mary Portes & Gillian Reagan, Lost But Not Forgotten: Rocky & Misty; Cindy Caban, Ode to Beauty; Alexandra Mangual & Jessica Pishko, Love and Murder; Georgia Soares, Entangled in Darkness; Joanne Lin, Till Death Do Us Part; Ava Nadel & Jessi Hempel, Don’t Underestimate Yourself; Amanda Nervais & Kate Jacobs, Ambition; Karma Dolkar, Where I’m From; Fanta Camara & Meg Cassidy, Waking Up; Yodalin Peralta, Welcome to Reality; Tema Regist, Reflections: A Poetry Collection; Larissa Heron, Lost Among the Lubavitchers; Emily Sarita, Los Regalos de Angelitos; Teamaré Gaston, Call It a Bluff & Formaldehyde Frogs; Lucy Tan & Emily Hazel, Lost Time Finds/Family & Punctuation.
- Fanta Camara, Waking Up.
“In Guinea at 6AM the noisy train passes with a loud whistle. And the singing sounds of chickens “cocorico” are signs in the morning there for waking up. I knew these sounds and I love them.” Read more
- Joanne Lin, Till Death Do Us Part.
“I ground my teeth together as I stared at the picture. Her husband wasn’t the foe here, he was a victim. The fact that she hadn’t devoted herself to me as I had devoted myself to her made my eyes sting with tears. Her face seemed cold and empty now, her body closed off from me. I sat up and a noise escaped from her. ” Read more
- Ava Nadel & Jessi Hempel, Don’t Underestimate Yourself.
“Towards the end of summer of 2011, I joined my high schools Cross Country team. Junior year was about to begin, I was 16, I was going to have to focus on improving my grades, and making sure I had shining extracurricular’s to wow the college board. Most of the kids on the team had been on it for years already but I still was set on joining, no matter what.” Read more
- Amanda Nervais & Kate Jacobs, Ambition.
“Get your ambition, receive your dreams.
Get in your car, receive your ride.
Get your sleep, receive your energy.
Get your food, receive your fullness.” Read more