Our first virtual Open Mic Night, hosted by Girls Write Now mentor Nikki Palumbo, was a blast! We gave the Zoom floor to 13 talented writers to share their most clap-worthy work, or… their most cringe-worthy work. Performances included poetry, standup, essays, and some truly majestic puns—a variety show for the times!
Nikki Palumbo is obviously a writer and comedian based in New York. Her writing has appeared on The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Belladonna, Reductress, the Google Assistant, and her parents’ fridge. Three hundred years ago, she hosted the standup show Queer Tiger Beat at Henrietta Hudson, for the culture!
Our Summer Salons—hosted in Zoom and open to the public—are a space for our community to learn from and write with some incredible authors, poets, journalists, and novelists. The Girls Write Now Summer Salon Series is an extension of our Writing Works Program.