First Lady Michelle Obama presented WriteGirl with the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award!
First Lady Michelle Obama presented WriteGirl with the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award. WriteGirl Executive Director Keren Taylor and mentee Jacqueline Uy.
CNN Hero: Keren Taylor
CNN selected WriteGirl Executive Director Keren Taylor as a CNN Hero for her work empowering teen girls through creative writing. Learn more
WriteGirl Teen LA's First Youth Poet Laureate
WriteGirl teen Amanda Gorman, 16, was named LA's first ever Youth Poet Laureate.
Scholastic Writing Award to WriteGirl Mentee
WriteGirl mentee Anneliese Gelberg won a Scholastic Writing Award for her piece, Evelyn And Emilia, Or, The Elegy.
Lights, Camera, WriteGirl! Event
"Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!" Event. Actors Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation) performed scenes written by WriteGirl mentees.
SEASON 13 HIGHLIGHT: Acclaimed singer/songwriters turned our girls' stories into lyrics at our annual Songwriting Workshop! Artists including Bonnie McKee (writer of Katy Perry's "Roar") helped our girls craft songs that were then performed onstage. Our girls impressed the pros with their courage and creativity!
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
SEASON 13 HIGHLIGH: In the company of celebrities and best-selling authors, our girls owned the stage at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Our young authors wowed the crowd as they read from their book You Are Here.
Singer and Songwriter Lykke Li
SEASON 13 HIGHLIGHT: Singer/songwriter Lykke Li gave our girls songwriting advice backstage after performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She encouraged our girls to be authentic and write from the soul.
WriteGirl volunteer Clare Sera, co-wrote the film Blended, starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.
WriteGirl's 12th anthology, 'You Are Here: The WriteGirl Journey' Winning Awards
SEASON 13 HIGHLIGHT: WriteGirl's 12th anthology, You Are Here: The WriteGirl Journey, has won 6 awards, including an International Book Award!
WriteGirl Mentees Go to College!
SEASON 13 HIGHLIGHT: WriteGirl has a successful track record of sending 100% of our seniors to college! Congratulations, to all our seniors! We can't wait to see what great things youíll achieve!
WriteGirl is a nonprofit organization for teenage girls in Los Angeles centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression.
An initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities (PCAH). The President’s Committee partners with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to administer the program.