Season 16 (2016-2017)                                                    

WriteGirl Workshops are only open for WriteGirl Members. WriteGirl Members will receive invitations for the events 10 days prior to workshops and events. RSVP is required for each event. QUESTIONS? Call the WriteGirl office at 213-253-2655 or email membership@writegirl.org







Required For All WriteGirl Seniors - watch your email for details to RSVP

Saturday, October 8
COLLEGE WORKSHOP (Part B, Session 1) - WriteGirl office

Saturday, October 15
WriteGirl Season Opener - NBC Universal
Mentee Interview Day

Saturday, October 15 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
COLLEGE WORKSHOP (Part B, Session 2) 


Saturday, October 22
Volunteer Retreat (ALL volunteers, new & returning) – GRAMMY Recording Academy
Includes panel discussion with writing industry professionals

Saturday, October 29
TEDxPasadenaWomen – The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
15 WriteGirl teens will attend, thanks to scholarships from TedXPasadenaWomen. WriteGirl teen Sharmin Shanur will be a speaker at this event! 

Sunday, October 30 - 12pm - 4pm
Larchmont Community Event – Larchmont Blvd.


Saturday, November 12 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
A Story of Me: a Memoir and Journaling Pop-Up Memoir Workshop – The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
In this workshop, WriteGirls will put their own personal experiences to paper and relate components of personal essaying, blogging, and journaling into pieces of creative nonfiction and memoir work.   
(Includes first parent meeting of the season)

Saturday, November 19 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
COLLEGE WORKSHOP (FAFSA/Application Completion) – WriteGirl office



Saturday, December 10
Black Holes and Bubble Gum: The Craft of Poetry Pop-Up Workshop – TBA
Take that poem from the journal page to the poetry stage. Channel your inner Angelou and master metaphors, imagery, and rhythm. Create poetry that gets you snaps, snaps, snaps.

Saturday, December 17 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
COLLEGE WORKSHOP (Open house/essay clinic) – WriteGirl office

Saturday, January 21 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Workshop: Fiction – TBA

Saturday, February 11 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
The Lyrical Life: A Songwriting Pop-Up Workshop– The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Ever had a catchy song stuck in your head? Heard a song that made you cry? This workshop focuses on different elements of songwriting including structure, rhythm, and lyricism. Come and write your heart out into a new hit tune!

Saturday, March 11 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
On the Record: A Journalism Pop-Up Workshop – TBA
Your journal will be your reporter’s notebook as you explore the world of journalism in the first full-length genre workshop of the season. Learn how to get to the bottom of a good scoop, research and interview, and really dig into a story.


Saturday, April 22
Los Angeles Time Festival of Books Reading -  USC Campus
WriteGirl teens will read onstage. Also, WALKING WRITING WORKSHOP



Saturday, April 29 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Making the Scene: A Character and Dialogue Pop-Up Workshop The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood. 
Make a scene! In your journal, that is. Learn how to write a monologue, read a script, and make something for the stage. Also, get ready to make a scene that can be ready to perform later that evening at Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!
(includes SECOND parent meeting for the season)

Sunday, April 30
Lights, Camera, WriteGirl! Benefit  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood
This fundraising event is perhaps the most Instagram-worthy event of the WriteGirl season. Watch actors (seriously, real red carpet actors!) perform pieces written by the girls earlier in that day’s workshop.

Saturday, May 20
Mini Workshop and Public Reading – TBA 
Join us for a special chance to hear our girls speak their minds and read their original work. 


Saturday, June 17 – 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Don't Drop the Mic: A Performance Pop-Up Workshop – TBA
Does the thought of speaking in front of an audience make you sweat like it’s nobody’s business? No prob. Get ready for the season-end celebration and learn the basics of being on stage in this workshop. Get tips on how to become comfortable and confident speaking to a crowd.   

Saturday, June 24 – 1 PM to 5 PM
Book Launch and Season-End Celebration - Writers Guild Theater
Let’s party! Mentees will share their work onstage and we’ll even have an actor or two perform the girls’ work. You won’t want to miss it!

Sunday, July 17
Volunteer Appreciation Event – TBA