Join the revolution this spring! Mark your calendars for these game-changing events.
2016 CHAPTERS Reading Series – March 18, April 15, May 20, and June 17
This year’s impressive keynote speakers include exciting new authors who represent fresh voices that are not always represented in the classic canon on high school reading lists. We are thrilled to include Tanwi Nandini Islam, Mia Alvar, who is a Girls Write Now mentor alum, Angela Flournoy, and Naomi Jackson.
- Tanwi Nandini Islam, author of Bright Lines (Penguin Books/August, 2015): March 18
- Mia Alvar, author of In The Country: Stories (Knopf/June, 2015): April 15
- Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/April 14, 2015): May 20
- Naomi Jackson, author of The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press/June, 2015): June 17
2016 QWERTY Digital Exhibition – June 4
QWERTY is the culmination of Girls Write Now’s 2015 Digital Media Mentoring Program in partnership with Parsons The New School for Design. Our teen’s incredibly innovative, genre- and medium-bending work will be showcased alongside featured guest speaker Ashley Ford and more. Don’t miss it!
2016 Girls Write Now Awards – May 17
On May 17, we will host the 2016 Girls Write Now Awards at Three Sixty° Tribeca. Anchor and special correspondent at ABC Fusion, Alicia Menendez, will emcee the night as we honor Janet Mock, transgender activist and journalist, TV host and New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness, and Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Brave Enough.
Only in telling my story have I been able to step into my power as my own protagonist so I recognize how vital Girls Write Now is, giving a brilliant generation of young sister-writers the tools, encouragement and power to see themselves as the heroines of their own stories.”— Janet Mock, transgender activist and journalist, TV host and New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness
When the women of Girls Write Now walked into our writers’ room they filled the room with verve. As we shared stories and ideas, it was clear through their contributions that these were young women of unlimited potential, buoyed by the support of a community.”— Alicia Menendez, anchor and special correspondent at ABC Fusion