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Salon Series

Anthology Launch Party

Friday, May 20
6-7:15 PM ET

online event; open to the public and all mentees & mentors

For more than two years, our young writers have weathered an adolescence shaped by an ongoing global pandemic. But a harsh climate can also produce work of rare depth, complexity, nuance and humor. The result is a stunning book with global relevance of all this generation has endured and transformed.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of our newest book, Taking Root: The Girls Write Now 2022 Anthology, made possible thanks to Dutton Books, Amazon Literary Partnership and Feminist Press. The event features three mentee performances, writing prompts inspired by their original work—and a toast to our authors. The evening will be emceed by mentee Hazel Agicha with her mentor and Anthology Editorial Committee member Nikki Palumbo.

Meet the Emcees

Nikki Palumbo

Nikki Palumbo

Nikki Palumbo is a writer and comedian based in New York. Nikki’s writing (and face*) has appeared on The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Funny or Die, Reductress*, the Google Assistant and their folks’ fridge. Nikki recently wrote for the inaugural 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, hosted by Nikki Glaser, and worked as a story producer on the YouTube Originals weekly music show, RELEASED. They were named one of WhoHaha’s “35 LGBTQ Creators We Love” in 2018 and a Yes, And Laughter Lab finalist in 2019.

Hazel Agicha

Hazel Agicha

Hazel Agicha is a sophomore who loves anything plants, cats and reading. Her goals are to get into a college where she can pursue business and finance. She moved to to America five years ago from India.

Purchase your copy of the anthology online or in stores at Books are MagicCafe con LibrosMahogany BooksMcNally Jackson and The Strand.

Taking Root Tonic written on a recipe note with a drawing of the drink and a polaroid of the Taking Root cover

Cheers! Get ready to party with these anthology-inspired mocktails.

This event is open to:

all mentees, all mentors, corporate partner employees, print anthology committee members and the public

May 20 6:00 pm 7:15 pm EDT

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