School’s out and summer’s here. We can’t believe another CHAPTERS season has passed, but what a year it’s been. On Friday June 20th, in an overflowing auditorium in SoHo, more than 250 audience members cheered as our girls took to the stage in the culminating reading of the 2014-15 program year. Keynote speaker Christina Baker Kline (#1 NYT bestselling author of Orphan Train) brought us home.
Earlier this spring, Amy Fusselman, Farai Chideya, and Ana Castillo—all rock star women writers—introduced our fearless and inspirational girls. Take a look back at Amy’s electrifying speech and hear about CHAPTERS straight from a mentee.
We couldn’t possibly show you all the magic of CHAPTERS in one short blog post, so instead, check out our snapshots of each reading. With videos of our guest authors, samples of pieces, and photo galleries, you won’t feel like you’ve missed a thing from March, April, May, or June. Plus, browse the blog and find out what it’s like to go from page to stage!
Samori Covington, “Earth, Wind & Fried Meatballs” at April CHAPTERS 2014
Ana Castillo talks to our mentees about the power of storytelling at May CHAPTERS 2014
WITH THANKS TO:
The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. CHAPTERS 2014 would not have been possible without our Readings Committee and Youth Board, Lauren Harms, Tom Hunt, and Dave Shuff. Thanks also to our deeply committed Board of Directors and Program Advisory Committee; our tireless staff, volunteer committees, and interns; and our countless individual donors.