Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22
LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
Join WriteGirl at this free two-day celebration of books and authors. Enjoy panel discussions, celebrity author signings, food trucks and hundreds of popup tents with books, books and more books! WriteGirl teens will take to the stage for bold performances of their creative writing.
April Date TBA (10am - 4:30pm)
CHARACTER & DIALOGUE WORKSHOP – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood
Discover the secrets of writing scenes and monologues for the stage and screen. Learn about subtext, conflict, “the inciting incident,” character development and much more...directly from Hollywood pros. See your writing come to life in the hands of outstanding Los Angeles actors in the afternoon showcase!
April Date TBA (6:30pm - 9pm)
LIGHTS, CAMERA, WRITEGIRL EVENING BENEFIT – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood
Get ready for the red carpet evening benefit, “Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!” where selected scenes and monologues will make a packed audience roar with laughter - it’s our special annual fundraiser to support WriteGirl programs!
Saturday, September 9, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP PART A (session 1): WriteGirl Office
College Workshops Required For All WriteGirl Seniors
Saturday, September 16, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP PART A (session 2): WriteGirl Office
Saturday, October 14, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP PART B (session 1): WriteGirl Office
Saturday, October 21, 2017 (10am - 1pm OR 1:30pm - 4:30pm)
MENTEE WELCOME DAY and College Info Session for all seniors: Location TBA (Echo Park)
Kick off the new WriteGirl season with a day of writing activities, special guests, and of course...a tasty lunch! Select a new journal for the season and get to know some of our teen members and women writers. Get ready to hear about all the exciting events and activities in the season ahead! College workshop from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP PART B (session 2): WriteGirl Office
Saturday, November 4, 2017 (10am - 4pm)
VOLUNTEER RETREAT: GRAMMY Recording Academy, Santa Monica
Saturday, November 18, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP - OPEN HOUSE: WriteGirl Office
Saturday, December 9, 2017 (10am - 4:30pm)
FICTION WORKSHOP - The Huntington – Haaga Hall
Tap into your creative mind to create characters and stories that only you can write. Acclaimed fiction writers will guide you in interactive writing activities to ignite your imagination and invent fantastical worlds or small emotional moments.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP - OPEN HOUSE: WriteGirl Office
Saturday, January 13, 2018 (10am - 4:30pm)
POETRY WORKSHOP - Japan America Museum / MOCA at the Geffen / Democracy Forum
Art inspires poetry inspires art. WriteGirl is proud to be partnering with THREE artistic institutions for this special day of exploring poetry. Color, shape, texture, sound...your senses will come alive at this all-day extravaganza to help guide your unique poetic voice. Renowned poets will share insights and techniques, and of course, we will end the day with the annual, “WriteGirl Poetry Cafe,” where you are invited to share some of your poetry and passion!
Saturday, February 17, 2018 (10am - 4:30pm)
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP: The Huntington
There’s a song in you! When words alone are not enough, crafting the lyrics to a song will take your emotions and ideas to the next level. Stellar singer/songwriters will help coach you in channeling your emotions into creating a song. The day culminates in a special spontaneous showcase where our singer/songwriter guests will put some of your lyrics to music. Don’t miss this!
Saturday, May 19 (10am - 4:30pm)
JOURNALISM WORKSHOP: Location TBA
Time to separate truth from fiction! Dive into the specialized writing skill set of a journalist and discover effective interviewing techniques, tips on writing for different news outlets including print, radio, TV and online, and learn how to uncover the stories that must be told!
Saturday, June 9 (10am - 1pm)
Get on your feet! Explore how to remain calm, strong and clear on the mic when performing your own creative work. Learn warm-ups and techniques for preparing to read on stage in front of an audience.
Saturday, June 23 (1pm - 5pm)
SEASON-END CELEBRATION - WGA Theater
Celebrate the 17th Season of WriteGirl! Food, beverages, silent auction, special guests and performances by the teen girls of WriteGirl!
Saturday, July 14, 2018 (4pm - 6pm)
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT – Location TBA
We thank YOU, our dedicated volunteers, for all you contributions of time, energy, skills and heart.
July Date TBA
Summer writing workshop – Location TBA
This is our one big summer WriteGirl event! Stay tuned for details on genre/location and yes, there will be air conditioning! Summer is a great time to write – join us to amp up your inspiration and ignite your creativity.