virtual event; open to all mentees, mentors & alumni
We may not want to admit it, but most of us are guilty of judging books by their covers. A good book cover won’t necessarily keep us reading, but a bad one can definitely prevent us from starting!
Whether someone finds our work online or in the pages of a book, frequently the first interaction they have with it is through visual representation. Book covers, logos, thumbnails, and websites serve as an entryway into the thoughts, ideas, and stories we’ve created. How can we design and advocate for visual representation that invites a reader into our work?
We’ll talk about the implicit bias in color theory and the ways we can question and shift the traditional understanding of color psychology. Together, we’ll dream of visual representations for our own work, and collaborate on images to represent work created by the Girls Write Now community.
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.
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.
all mentees, all mentors, diversity committee members and program alum