“The Girls Write Now workshops pushed me to write on the spot, without scrutinizing all of my mistakes, and opened my eyes to a community of girls who passionately and pridefully read their pieces.” — Moie Uesugi, mentee
As the Saturday sunshine filters into our midtown Manhattan writing center, clusters of girls and their mentors eagerly enter the room, grab a seat and some coffee, and prepare for an inspiring session of creative exploration and intensive collaboration: without a doubt, it’s a workshop day at Girls Write Now.
Our workshops are a no-holds-barred space where girls and their mentors to put pen to paper and transform all those imagined possibilities into real-life creative projects.
Working side-by-side with the guidance and encouragement of our workshop leaders and an incredible group of guest authors, these women writers let it all out on the page.
From September through May we held six workshops, each one exploring the intricacies of a new genre: family history, travel writing, site-specific playwriting, and even fan fiction.
Now you can explore the workshops for yourself! See our girls’ standout pieces, watch videos and learn the craft, and read reflections from mentees, mentors, and guest authors.
Our girls are “changing literature for the better,” says Craft Talk author and esteemed poet Dorothea Lasky. Get to know Narrative Poetry constructed from the ground up, right here in our writer’s workshop!
How can we add some spice to bucolic 16th century England? Key word: conflict. Go back in time with our Historical Fiction workshop.
The smell of your grandmother’s stew mixed with the warm aroma of apple pie drifting in from the kitchen. We’re diving deep into Family History and reliving embarrassing, entertaining, and sometimes emotional memories. To grandmother’s house we go!
Travel Writing Journalism
From summertime swims in Albania to horseback riding in Argentina, we’re pinpointing snappy ledes and pitching our own stories of adventure and exploration. Destination: the Travel Writing workshop.
“This is a Bronx-bound 1-train, please stand clear of the closing doors.” Can we transform a subway car full of strangers into a setting for an exciting play? Challenge accepted! Check out our Site-Specific Playwriting workshop.
Wildcard: Fan Fiction
Will Primrose Everdeen continue her sister’s legacy? From Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, we’re breaking new ground with these classic narratives. Here’s your portkey to our Fan Fiction workshop.