At our Friday Night Salon with Mahogany L. Browne, the Girls Write Now community, including 150 mentors, mentees, friends and supporters—and now open to the public!—gathered to learn, write, and celebrate poetry. Mahogany led participants through a discussion on the craft and industry of poetry writing, offering wisdom and inspiration, before diving into a series of writing prompts. Thank you Mahogany for such a captivating evening!
If you were unable to attend the salon, you can watch the full recording below.
The Girls Write Now Friday Night Salon Series is an extension of our Writing Works Program.
Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. Executive Director of Bowery Poetry Club & Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College, Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, and Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, Woke Baby & Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books) & Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of the Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign), and as an Arts for Justice grantee, Mahogany is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration, investigating its impact on women and children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.