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I love that there are many more free thinkers that are my age than just me. It’s a wonderful thing.
— WriteGirl Mentee

WriteGirl News

WriteGirl holds first Poetry Mini-Workshop and Reading in Larchmont

Poetry was our jam this spring as WriteGirl mentees produced verse after vibrant verse for our annual Poetry Drive, culminating in a mini-workshop and reading at Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont Blvd. on May 14.

CLICK: WriteGirl holding summer photography/writing workshops at The Huntington

Calling all teen girls! Join WriteGirl this summer for FIVE writing and photography workshops at The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens. You will learn some great photo techniques and we will guide you through some fun writing activities inspired by the gardens and artwork. The series will wrap up with an exhibition of YOUR photography and writing on August 13th.

Maud Interview: Keren Taylor, Anything But Ordinary

May 25, 2016 | Maud Inc. 

Girls become young women, and then they become women.  Along this journey of adolescence to adulthood, there are few organizations out there that assist girls in mentorship, communication skills and confidence — WriteGirl is one of them. 

Keren Taylor is the executive director of WriteGirl - a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization that pairs young girls with professional female writers.  Through mentorship and workshops, around 200 young girls each year have the opportunity to develop creatively and professionally in their personal and educational endeavors.

WriteGirl Mentee Sarahi heads to UCLA this fall

As June draws near, 17-year-old Sarahi is preparing for a rite of passage. It’s the month the Norwalk-native will be graduating from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Springs. Making the event even more momentous – Sarahi is one of her high school’s valedictorians.  

Sarahi’s eyes are already on the path ahead – entering UCLA in the fall as a freshman neuroscience major. This has also been a time of pondering the road that led here. One that involved being a WriteGirl mentee. A full-circle moment occurred when Sarahi was at the WriteGirl office working on her college entrance essays. She recalls, “When someone asks you to write about your life, it’s rare to do that at school, so you have to take a few steps back and reflect on which events in your life shaped you as a person.”

Silver Lake Blog: Catching up with mentor Lauren McQuade

May 12, 2016 | Silver Lake Blog

Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly creative writing workshops, girls are given techniques, insights and hot topics for great writing in all genres from WriteGirl professional women writers. Workshops and mentoring sessions explore poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, songwriting, journalism, screenwriting, playwriting, persuasive writing, journal writing, editing and more.

SLB has had the privilege of catching up with one of the WriteGirl mentors Lauren McQuade. Here is what she had to share…