Girls Write Now is proud to team up with HarperCollins to help more young women and gender-expansive youth own their stories and share them with the world.
EXPERIENCE THE PARTNERSHIP
Writing Works WORKSHOP
HarperCollins and Girls Write Now meet for an intergenerational exchange to help young writers take their college application personal statements to the next level. Mentees receive a short lesson in writing personal statements, as well as dedicated time to craft their essays, before HarperCollins employees—”Mentors for the Day”— work with them to strengthen their essays in small-group breakout rooms. Mentors also answer questions about their college and career journeys.
Girls Write Now Q&A with Viola Davis
Girls Write Now teams up with HarperCollins for a virtual book launch celebrating Viola Davis’ new memoir, FINDING ME, in conversation with Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Girls Write Now Mentees.
AREAS OF FOCUS
In engagement workshops in which partner employees across all departments serve as “Mentors for the Day” and build community with the young writers of the future.
Understand how today’s young leaders and storytellers from underserved communities are feeling and thinking about publishing, and how Girls Write Now works with youth to elevate their voices. Employees have the chance to become role models, opening doors that can change lives.
Girls Write Now offers opportunities for HarperCollins authors and employees to pass on their passion and wisdom as guest speakers at our multi-genre, multimedia workshops and events.
College & Career Readiness
Through Writing Works workshops, Girls Write Now mentees get hands-on interaction with publishing professionals and the opportunity to learn from their wisdom and expertise.
For 25 years, Girls Write Now has 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.
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. With two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the Man Booker Prize.