We returned to the New-York Historical Society for the May CHAPTERS Reading Series event on May 19, 2017! New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers (Riverhead), former Girls Write Now mentor, and CHAPTERS keynote Emma Straub spoke to a large audience of mentees, mentors, and Girls Write Now community members.
In Our Words
Our amazing mentee emcees, Caroline & Winkie, wrote about their experience with CHAPTERS and as seniors with Girls Write Now. Read about it here.
Girls Write Now Readers
Janny Huang, Unleashing Pandora’s Box; Samori Covington, Wake Up Call; Zariah Jenkins, I Am The Dream; Alicia Galan, Dear Mr. President; Stephanie Naut & Arielle Baran, They To Us; Mekkiayah Jacobs, In The Works; Kiana Marte, My Nature; Tatiana Burgess, Self-Esteem; Jiselle Abraham, My Name; Sarah Kearns, Where The Borders Lie; Maeve Slon, President; Heather Kristin, No One Is Alone; Abby Fisher, The Color of Melania’s Plagiarism; Nada Mahmoud, A Politicized Identity and The American Dream; Mariama Loucoumbar, Angry; Berna Da’Costa, Do You Know Her?; Kimberley Garcia and Rosie Black, Wanted; Nancy Xu, In the Crowd; Dayna Wilks, Flowers; Maryclare Chinedo, Mid-Year Reflections; Rochelle Smith, A Heavy Burden; Janiah Taylor, The Feeling of Happiness; Madiha Alam & Diana Salvatore, Chatterbox
- CAROLINE LIN is a second-year mentee at Girls Write Now and a first-year member of the Youth Board. Although she mostly focuses on poetry and short stories, she explores other genres thanks to Girls Write Now workshops and her mentor, Ashley Balavander. Her pieces normally revolve around her personal experiences and mixed heritage. She has received a gold medal from Scholastic for a Brazil-based short story and a silver medal for her writing portfolio. As she begins college in the fall, she is excited to continue developing as a digital media enthusiast, an artist, and a writer.
- WINKIE MA is a senior in Stuyvesant High School as well as a third-year mentee at Girls Write Now. Her lifelong love for all things poetry and short story has led her to launch a literary magazine with other writers in her school, with all the publications going to retirement homes and local schools in the area. A poem written by Winkie about her grandmother earned her a National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Writing Awards this year. Inspired by her mentor Stephanie Golden as well as the rest of the community at Girls Write Now, Winkie hopes to spend her next four years exploring even more fields of writing in the English and Creative Writing Program at Emory University.