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Editorial Forums

Editorial Forum: Culture as Celebration

Editorial Forums

Thursday, Dec. 1
6-7 PM ET

online event; open to all mentees, mentors, program alumni, & Diversity Committee members

In this Editorial Forum, we’ll discuss the ways we think about holidays and celebrations from a storytelling perspective. Which communities’ stories are regularly celebrated? Which communities’ stories are regularly overlooked?

What and who should we celebrate at Girls Write Now? How can we use our power as a publishing platform to uplift stories from communities and cultures that are underrepresented in traditional publishing spaces?

Join us for a meaningful discussion about joy, remembrance, and the power of stories.

Hosted by Our Editors-in-Residence

Morayo Faleyimu

Morayo Faleyimu

Morayo Faleyimu is currently serving as an Editor-in-Residence at Girls Write Now. She is a writer of short and long-form fiction. A nonfiction writer by trade, Morayo uses fiction to explore emotional truths. The seeds of story, she believes, are planted in everyday life. A writer’s duty is to pay attention and to garden with care. A former educator, Morayo currently works as a professional development writer for a school network in New Jersey.

Kathryn Destin

Kathryn Destin

Kathryn is a nonprofit researcher and writer and also was the 2022-23 Editor-In-Residence for Girls Write Now. An only child from Harlem, NYC, Kathryn looks for community in many spaces centered on her interests such as cooking, comedy, Blackness, queerness and investigative journalism. She is a Girls Write Now mentee and is fascinated by film, media and writing as avenues for social advocacy and activism. As a young creative, she is excited to utilize various mediums to speak against injustice and share stories from marginalized voices.

This event is open to:

all mentees, all mentors, diversity committee members and program alum

December 1, 2022 6:00 pm 7:00 pm EST

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