Join us for Girls Write Now Live: History in the Making—an evening of performances featuring the diverse voices of today’s young writers! Each episode showcases electrifying original storytelling from teens who are taking their place in history through prose, poetry, video, illustration, and more forms of multimedia work.
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We are thrilled to honor the evening’s keynote speaker Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy (Random House) with the Agent of Change Award for her work in paving the way for the next generation of women storytellers. Joining us as emcee is Girls Write Agent of Change honoree Joanne Ramos, author of the novel, The Farm (Random House), which is available in paperback April 28.
Lauren Wilkinson earned an MFA in fiction and literary translation from Columbia University, and has taught writing at Columbia and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was a 2013 Center for Fiction Emerging Writer’s Fellow, and has received support from both the MacDowell Colony and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Her writing has appeared in Granta, The Believer, New York magazine and The New York Times, among other publications. American Spy, her first novel, is an NAACP Image Award nominee, and an Edgar Award nominee. It was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” pick, was short-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and was included on Barack Obama’s 2019 Recommended Reading List. Lauren splits her time between New York and Los Angeles where she works as a TV writer.
Girls Write Now Live is presented in partnership with the New-York Historical Society. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Judith Curr of HarperCollins, Christine Ball of Dutton, and Tiffany and Amber Davis of Context & Co for their help with this program.