The second episode of Girls Write Now Live: Unmuted on March 26, 2021 was an inspiring evening filled with budding-love stories, quarantine reflections, video poetry and so much more! Our mentees’ performances continue to deepen our understanding of the world and ourselves.
We were thrilled to be joined by Agent of Change Honoree Georgina Lawton, author of Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong (HarperCollins), and mentee Dominique de Castro and her mentor Courtney Stevenson as our emcees! Here, you can watch the full show.
Watch the Pre-Show Q&A
Meet the Emcees & Honoree
Dominique de Castro
Dominique de Castro is an emerging writer raised in the British Virgin Islands. She loves writing short stories and poetry and has recently become involved in writing plays.
Courtney Stevenson is an Associate Editor at Quill Tree Books/ HarperCollins Children’s Books. In her five years at Harper, Courtney has been lucky to work on such amazing books as The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day and Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, as well as many new editions of titles on the team’s rich backlist. She is proud to have her own list: That’s What Friends Do by debut author Cathleen Barnhart and Summer at Meadow Wood by Amy Rebecca Tan.
Georgina Lawton is a ‘twentysomething’ journalist, author of Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong, and host of Audible’s The Secrets In Us program. A former Guardian Weekend columnist, she regularly contributes to the paper and to a number of other publications such as: The Independent, ipaper, Stylist, gal-dem, Travel + Leisure, VICE, Time Out London and more.
Meet the Performers
Alex Berman & Jennifer Brown
Alice Rosenberg & Kendyl Kearly
Althea Collier & Kelsey Weekman
Amina Castronovo & Angelica Puzio
Emma Kushnirsky & Robin Messing
Emmanuella Agyemang & Grace Aneiza Ali
Grace Wang & Abby Sindzinski
Jaida Dent & Jalisa Wright
Jaya Rao-Herel & Amanda Ekery
Kiara McLarty & Caroline Fulford
Lauren Cichon & Kara Stiles
Mai Listokin & Emily Neuberger
Maria Osorio & Barbara Niveyro
Mayanna Mueller & Lyz Mancini
Pilar Lu-Heda & Catherine Santino
Rizouana Prome & Hanna Kozlowska
Victory Ogunnaya & Kaley Roberts
Willow Locke & Claire McLaughlin