Zibby Mag writes about The Girls Write Now 2023 Awards Ceremony: A Night of Collaborative Storytelling
New York, NY – November 2, 2023
Zibby Mag, led and founded by Girls Write Now 2023 honoree Zibby Owens, details the Girls Write Now 2023 Awards that took place on October 12 at Diane von Furstenberg Studios.
“The decorative room was alight with a lively crowd of about 100 guests, fit with festive clothing, all there to celebrate one thing: the power of storytelling and empowering the next generation to tell theirs,” describes writer Katie Song. The article also highlights the inspiring words of the night’s several speakers and performers, including Ayesha Curry, Maja Kristin, and Nicole Avant.
In the lead up to the Awards, Zibby Magazine also ran a profile on Girls Write Now mentee Megumi Jindo, who performed at the 2023 Awards. Megumi had the chance to talk about her experience as a performer, and what mentorship means to her. Like Megumi, Zibby expressed her belief in the true power of mentorship during her speech at the 2023 Awards:
I’ve interviewed over 1,600 authors at this point and they all share one commonality,” said Owens. “It was one teacher, one relative, someone who saw their talent and told them and propelled them to keep going.