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Writing Works Workshops

Honing your Personal Statement with HarperCollins

Turquoise background with notebook overlay. Various framed pictures or femme presenting youth writing and talking. Airpods & Gold stars.

Tuesday, July 18
2:30-5 PM ET

Online event, open to all young adults who are woman-identifying or gender expansive + HarperCollins employees

HarperCollins and Girls Write Now meet for an intergenerational exchange to help young writers take their college application personal statements to the next level.

In light of the Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action ruling, it is vital for young writers to find the words to write about authentic lived experiences in genuine and organic ways, and provide context, complexity, and depth that serve their story through their college personal statements. Teaching Artist, Susanna Horng and HarperCollins employees are here to help!

After mentees have a short lesson in writing the personal statement and dedicated time to draft their essays, HarperCollins employees—“Mentors for the Day”— will work with mentees to strengthen their essays in small group breakout rooms. Mentees will give and receive constructive feedback on their drafts, or partial drafts, using our Active Listening technique, a tried and true methodology.

Mentors will also answer questions about their college and career journeys. Don’t miss this opportunity to work on your personal statement while enjoying an intergenerational gathering of insight, networking and wisdom!

Meet the Teaching Artist

Susanna Horng

Susanna Horng

Susanna Horng is a mother, writer, and Clinical Professor in Liberal Studies at NYU who lives in NYC. Her work has appeared in Bennington Review, The Rumpus, and Minerva Rising. She has been supported by Catwalk Art Residency, a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Fiction, and was a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship in Literature.

This event is open to:

corporate partner employees, woman-identifying and trans* and gender-expansive members of the public

July 18, 2023 2:30 pm 5:00 pm EDT

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