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Getting Personal: Craft Your College Application Essay with HarperCollins

HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. With two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the Man Booker Prize.

Craft the College Application Essay with HarperCollins: Getting Personal

Wednesday, July 20
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!

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 writing 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. She was a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction, a Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Literature 2021-2023, and teaches writing and critical creative production at NYU.  

This event is open to:

all mentees, corporate partner employees, mentee applicants, program alum and the public

July 20 2:30 pm 5:00 pm EDT

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