The CHAPTERS Reading Series is where our girls go from page to stage, sharing their best original writing with the world. Each reading opens with a keynote speech from an inspiring writer who embodies the principles we instill in our girls.
The third installment of CHAPTERS 2016 features award-winning author Angela Flournoy at the General Society Library on May 20. The event is open to the public (and free for teens!).
Angela, author of The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2015), is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Southern California. Her fiction has appeared in the Paris Review, and she has written for the New Republic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. She has taught writing at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She was raised by a mother from Los Angeles and a father from Detroit.
We are so excited to have Angela at May’s CHAPTERS performing alongside NYC’s best teen writers. She shared her thoughts on our girls work in the 2016 Girls Write Now Anthology:
“A girl who learns to speak up for herself will grow into a woman with the capability to do great things in the world. Read Girls Write Now’s anthology, (R)evolution, and get to know the next generation of necessary voices: they are young, they are talented, and they are brave.”
This year’s CHAPTERS keynote speakers include new authors and fresh voices that are not always represented in the classic canon or on high school reading lists. We are thrilled to include alongside Angela Flournoy, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Mia Alvar, and Naomi Jackson.
- Grab tickets for our April reading and the rest of the series! Our mentees will be joined by Naomi Jackson on June 17.
- Browse through past CHAPTERS performers and guest speakers