Our 15th Anniversary Season gained real momentum at our annual Volunteer Retreat on Oct. 24, spearheaded by Kirsten Giles. Held at the Recording Academy in Santa Monica, the retreat got us oriented and super charged up to get out there and work with our young writers.Read More
WriteGirl welcomed a record number of new and returning girls to the annual Mentee Welcome Day at Impact Hub in Downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 3. In total, 101 teen girls and 52 volunteer mentors set off on this season's WriteGirl journey with boarding passes and passports to a series of travel-themed writing activities created and MC'd by WriteGirl Curriculum Director Kirsten Giles.Read More
Congratulations to WriteGirl alum Jeanine Daniels, who received the Rising Star Award at the African Women in Cinema's Women of Excellence Salute October 9 at the Morgan Stanley Headquarters in New York City. WriteGirl supporter Kim Purcell introduced Jeanine, whose groundbreaking web series "The Couple" was recently picked up for an HBO pilot deal. Her popular web series "That Guy," is based on her first feature film of the same name, which she then followed with its spin-off series, "Becoming Nia." Jeanine is a founding partner of the Black & Sexy TV media collaborative and is currently working on several new series, including producing and directing a documentary film on musicians whose work she features and develops mixtapes for throughout her creative endeavors.Read More
Janel Pineda always knew she loved writing, but never thought about how that could impact her life. That changed when her uncle mailed her a newspaper about a Los Angeles writing program for young girls. At age 14, Pineda joined WriteGirl, where she attended writing workshops and worked closely with a mentor throughout high school.Read More
Longtime WriteGirl mentor Jane Anderson won a 2015 Emmy for writing HBO's Olive Kitteridge! Jane is a dedicated weekly mentor in our Bold Ink Writers program (in-schools and probation camps).Read More
Emotional Map of Los Angeles has been chosen one of the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for 2015.
Our 14th anthology, launched in June, features 190 stories from WriteGirl teens and mentors, written in settings from all accross LA.
This award marks the 72nd book award for WriteGirl anthologies.Read More