September 9, 2022 In our Community Chat, Writing Our Way Through War: Poetry for Processing, Mentor Vera Sirota began drafting a poem in response to the invasion of Ukraine. What…
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Vahni Kurra (she/hers) hails from disparate parts of the American Midwest with roots in Southern India. She recently earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Kenyon College, where she co-edited Hika, Kenyon's oldest, student-run literary magazine. Vahni's work centers on themes of displacement, and her personal essay, "Banana Republic," was published in Oyster River Pages. She is currently the book review editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection. Vahni has always been a strong advocate for the rights of women and trans* folks, as she has interned for NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and helped facilitate a peer support program for Kenyon students impacted by sexual assault. Vahni is excited to blend her passions for gender equality and creative writing as she works with Girls Write Now to ensure that all mentees have the same opportunities that she did to pursue their artistic and personal dreams.
December 10 – 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
In this workshop, we'll learn the art of interviewing writers about their writing. Wondering what kinds of questions make for a great interview? Unsure how to bring something special to your interview with an author? We've got you - join us for all the best tips and tricks!
In a recent interview for 1883 Magazine, Sepideh Moafi spoke about why she chose to teach a Girls Write Now Salon centered on her experience as a refugee and artist-activist.
July 21, 2022 Mentees Ilana Drake and Keti Akhalbedashvili have written a piece for YR Media discussing their reactions to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, showing how this decision…
It’s time to celebrate the launch of our 2022 anthology with Taking Root-themed mocktails! Whip up one of these delicious drinks for our launch party on May 20 and help us toast the newest Girls Write Now anthology.
As Women’s History Month comes to an end, we asked our community: What is one piece of media that has helped you explore your gender? Find out what 5 mentors and mentees said and discover your next media obsession!