At Girls Write Now, we break down the barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor the next generation of writers and leaders. Together, our community channels the power of our voices and stories to shape culture, impact industries and inspire change.
Poems for a New Year
I have always been fascinated with butterflies: their ephemeral incandescence and natural metamorphosis astounds me. Across cultures and regions, butterflies are symbols of hope and change. In New York City, there are few butterflies of the sort captured by glossy magazines, but the many revolutions emblazoned across monochromatic newsprint serve in their stead.
Hello! How's your life in China? I hope you don't throw this letter away…
I never write about myself, so with this piece I wanted to try that.…
Freedom, a simple word, yet with so much meaning. Something that we all yearn…
Let’s Create Together
We are a diverse, multi-generational, passionate community of writers, creatives, leaders, artists and activists who all share a love of stories. Our programs are interwoven with wellness- and activist-minded curricula and offer endless opportunities for friendship, networking and professional development support.
February 2 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
What are the words that you use to describe yourself? What words do others use to describe you? Join us for an interactive conversation about the ways we create community and celebrate nuance as storytellers.
February 3 – 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm ET
You’ve heard of the Wright Brothers. You’ve heard of Amelia Earhart. But what do you know about the first female African-American pilot, Bessie Coleman? Inspired by her Great-Aunt Bessie’s legacy, Gigi Coleman created an organization called The Bessie Coleman Aviation All-Stars and one-woman show to share Bessie’s too often ignored history with the world. Join…
February 4 – 3:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
Have you ever wondered what a script looks like for a documentary? In this workshop Writer and Director Lagueria Davis will teach about different types of documentaries and share the process of screenwriting for participatory documentaries. You'll hear about the sweet victories and the frustrating challenges, the truth and the myths, as well as the…
February 4 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
Want to learn how video can be used for storytelling and self-expression? Join us for this cutting-edge workshop in which multimedia artist Lani Asunción will share aspects of their interdisciplinary performative practice. Participants will explore conceptualizing performance for video through capturing movement, sound, and artistic rituals. Lani will discuss fundamental elements of video production and…
Create Write Now with Women & Gender-expansive Teaching Artists
Learn how to break down simple conversations into dazzling narrative stories with Amistad’s Abby West and Podcast Host Rebecca Carroll.
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