At Girls Write Now, we have been honored to work with incredible speakers and teachers who pass on their passion and wisdom through multi-genre, multimedia, professional development and wellness workshops and events.
If you are interested in teaching, hosting or speaking at a Girls Write Now event for a diverse, multi-generational group of women and gender-expansive writers, please review our event types below.
This year we are particularly intent on collaborating with experts in the following genres and media (most of these are Saturday 2- or 3-hour virtual workshops):
- Adaptation/Book to Film
- Cartoon Comedy
- Code/UX Design
- Digital Editorial
- Financial Literacy
- Graphic Design
- Graphic Novel
- Magical Realism
- Narrative Medicine
- Social Media/Marketing
- Science Fiction
- Young Adult (+YA sub-genres)
These may be either paid or volunteer opportunities depending on the nature of the content and the work required.
Girls Write Now strives to have a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We encourage candidates from diverse and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply for any of our opportunities/open positions. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or any other legally protected status.
About Girls Write Now
Girls Write Now is a powerhouse of voices that have been ignored or silenced for too long, and a pipeline of talent into schools and industries in need of different perspectives. For 25 years, we have been breaking down barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor the next generation of writers and leaders who are impacting businesses, shaping culture and creating change. Thank you for joining our movement.
WRITING WORKS WORKSHOPS
Writing Works Workshops focus on professional development, offering mentees and mentors support with college and career skill-building, industry exposure and networking, scholarships, internships, and professional writing across a broad range of industries from publishing, advertising, and entertainment to beauty, finance, and more. Writing Works Workshops typically take place on Wednesdays, ranging from 1.5 to 2 hours, anywhere from 4:30-7:30PM ET.
At Girls Write Now, we believe in writing our way to wellness. Wellness events can range from letter writing to yoga events to writing affirmations to conversations with a mental health expert. Wellness Workshops typically take place on Wednesdays, ranging from 1 to 1.5 hours, anywhere between 4:30-7:30PM EST.
Designed to be flexible in format, Community Chats are spaces for discussion, healing, exploration, questioning, laughter and love. Guest artists are writers, speakers or performers interested in engaging with an intimate audience with a specific topic in mind. Topics can range from activism to art history to mediation to journaling—the options are endless! Community Chats typically take place on Thursdays, ranging from 1 to 1.5 hours, anywhere between 4:30-7:30PM ET.
FRIDAY NIGHT SALON SERIES
Friday Night Salons are magical nights of creating and conversing with the Girls Write Now community and the public. This opportunity offers artists the unique opportunity to promote new/upcoming works and build a broader network of fans and followers. At Friday Night Salons, a guest artist shares their personal and professional journey, guides the audience through a series of inspirational writing prompts, reads from their latest work or an upcoming work and engages in a Q&A with the audience. Friday Night Salons are a great event for any writing genre and take place on Fridays from 6-7:15PM ET.
SATURDAY 360 WORKSHOP SERIES
The Saturday 360 Series covers Girls Write Now’s core curriculum, providing participants with multi-genre, multimedia and multi-platform writing skills—everything from storytelling to coding. Saturday 360 Teaching Artists have professional writing expertise in a particular genre or medium—and notable experience teaching youth. They help pass on their specific craft while demonstrating how writing can be applied in real life. Teaching Artists develop and write lesson plans within Girls Write Now’s curricular guidelines, teach sections of mentor/mentee pairs, evaluate workshops, and present a final, post-workshop revised lesson plans. Saturday 360 workshops are typically 2.5 hours on Saturday of any given month. Occasionally we produce workshops with a different format and timeframe.