2016 WriteGirl Poetry Drive
Buy a poem. Help a girl!
The 2016 WriteGirl Poetry Drive has ended. Thank you to all of our supporters who contributed and all of our mentees who wrote fantastic poetry!
Help us empower the next generation of inspiring women writers during National Poetry Month!
A poem for you = A brilliant future for her!
How it works: Even just $10 snags you a fresh, unique poem, written by a real WriteGirl teen. We’re bringing together a group of girls for several full-day writing Poetrypaloozas at the WriteGirl headquarters in downtown Los Angeles—groups of talented young women with pens at the ready. Our girls will be writing poems in their own unique style, just for you!
Who would love a WriteGirl poem:
- Your mom for Mother's Day
- Your niece because she loves poetry
- A teacher because she values arts education
- Your brother, because why not a guy?
- The last person who wrote you a handwritten note
- Yourself, because you deserve it!
If you purchase a custom poem ($50 & up), please click the link in your email receipt to access a form that will ask for the information required to complete your personalized poem.
Order by May 1st to receive your poem by May 7th. Please allow up to 7-10 days for your frame-worthy poem to be emailed to you.
The Poetry Drive has ended.
BUY A POEM: THE MORE YOU GIVE THE MORE YOU RECeiVE
Ditch those boring greeting cards for some fresh and vibrant words! We guarantee your poem will be free from trite rhymes and tired cliches. Every poem will be bursting with the creative energy of our amazing teen girls!
PASSION LEVEL: Custom poem from a teen girl will be emailed to you AND we will mail you two award-winning WriteGirl books (to keep or give to an organization of your choice).
PROMISE LEVEL: Custom poem from a teen girl will be emailed to you and we will mail you a limited-edition WriteGirl journal with hand-written creative writing inspiration from our teen girls.
PERSEVERANCE LEVEL: Custom poem from a teen girl will be emailed to you AND we will mail you a full set of 12 WriteGirl books (to keep, give as a gift, or donate to an organization of your choice—a great chance to get award-winning WriteGirl books into the hands of more teen girls around the country).
PHILANTHROPY LEVEL: Custom poem, a very fancy pen, and a limited-edition WriteGirl journal with hand-written creative writing inspiration from our teen girls.
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POSITIVITY LEVEL: A short poem from a WriteGirl teen will be emailed to you. It might be about love, it might be about sneakers—but it will be something creative coming your way!
PURPOSE LEVEL: In honor of WriteGirl's 15th anniversary season, we'll send you 15 lines of poetry about finding inspiration in Los Angeles.
PRESENCE LEVEL: A longer poem from a WriteGirl teen will be emailed to you. Prepare yourself for a very fun email to read and tweet about!
PERSPECTIVE LEVEL: Pick any theme and a WriteGirl teen will write a custom poem for you, arriving right to your inbox. (Our girls might need a week or so to create this for you . . . oh, the anticipation of it all! Try not to keep clicking on your Inbox, ok?).
POISE LEVEL: Custom poem from a teen girl will be written specifically for you. Tell us who it is for, and a few words or ideas you want to include, and a teen girl will write a customized poem to your specs. (This will rock your world, trust us.)
Don't need a poem, but still want to donate? >>> CLICK HERE
How your money helps
Since 2001, WriteGirl has been giving girls the power of the pen to help them write their way to brilliant futures. For 14 years, we have guided 100% of our teen girls to not only graduate from high school, but also enroll in college.
When you buy a poem, your contribution is helping us meet our goal of raising $15,000 to support our next season. What will this funding go toward? Just for starters:
- The recruitment and training of more women writers to become effective mentors
- The much-needed intensive outreach to existing and potential WriteGirl mentees
- Writing supplies (think of all the paper and ink we use for workshops!)
WHAT DOES WRITEGIRL DO?
Imagine 200 women and girls in one room, writing and sharing their ideas with each other. Sometimes the room is filled with booming chatter, and at other times, the silence amplifies pens scribbling on pages. One Saturday each month, WriteGirl harnesses the talent of some of LA's most well-known women writers, bringing them to workshops as guest mentors. Screenwriters like Nancy Meyers, journalists like Patt Morrison, songwriters like Lisa Loeb, and poets like Suzanne Lummis not only share their expertise, but also inspire a population of girls who may never have imagined themselves as writers. These mentors show the girls what they're capable of creating. >>> LEARN MORE
Here is one poem for you, absolutely free:
Your donation makes an immediate, measurable and lasting impact on the life of a young girl. Thanks for helping girls write their way to positive futures.
“WriteGirl encourages me to write without a filter, to brainstorm without restriction. I am bolder when I do not edit, when I allow the words to flow freely.”
—Sierra, 17, WriteGirl mentee