Thursday, March 8, 2012

Girls Write Now Day

Yep, today is Girls Write Now Day. I bet you didn't know that, did you? The Girls Write Now mission is to provide guidance, support, and opportunities for at-risk girls from New York City's public high schools to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy school, career, and life choices.

The Girls Write Now mission is to provide guidance, support, and opportunities for at-risk and underserved girls from New York City’s public high schools to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy school, career and life choices.

They are a community of women writers—educators, editors, poets, novelists, playwrights they’ve provided guidance, support, and opportunities for New York City's high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career, and life.

They offer:

One-to-one mentoring relationships that blossom during the academic year through:

  • weekly pair meetings
  • intensive, genre-based monthly workshops and craft talks
  • our Girls College Bound college-prep series
  • the popular CHAPTERS reading series, which culminates in the publication of our anthology

How awesome is that? Doing school visits in my own area, I've seen students with the desire to become writers, but they maybe don't have the guidance or support they need to really get started.

I'm considering starting my own group in my neck of the woods.

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