We are pleased to invite you to join us for PostScript, a Girls Write Now alumnae reading, this June!
Whether New York City is your year-round home or you’re back for the summer, we hope you’ll come celebrate each other at this very special event. Mentor alumnae, mentee alumnae, and current mentors who have mentored an alum are invited to mingle, enjoy a special guest speaker, and (if you’re inspired) share a piece you’ve been working on since you left Girls Write Now!
RSVP now to read or attend!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Girls Write Now – 247 W. 37th Street, Suite 1000
Back in December, we held our first-ever PostScript, featuring spoken word poet Sarah Kay and an awesome slate of alum readers sharing their work in our cozy new space. We hope you’ll join us to continue this new tradition!
Our Special Guest for June PostScript: Tayari Jones!
This month, we are pleased to announce that our special guest reader is Tayari Jones. An alumna of the Girls Write Now Board of Directors, Tayari is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage (Algonquin Books, February 2018). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was named a #1 Indie Next Pick by booksellers in 2011, and the NEA added it to its Big Read Library of classics in 2016. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University.
PostScript is Girls Write Now’s new semiannual reading series for mentee and mentor alumnae! In December and June, we invite program alumnae to share their most recent work at an informal reading in Girls Write Now’s workshop space, followed by light snacks and socializing so alumnae can continue to make connections within the vibrant Girls Write Now community. We open each PostScript with a featured speaker, an inspiring female writer or performer who shares a piece of recent work and delivers a brief talk on the trajectory of her work and her advice for up-and-coming writers and performers.
Girls Write Now mentee alumna Eda, class of 2015, performs at PostScript in December 2016.