WriteGirl is an important force in a world where sometimes words are the only thing we have to save us.
— Francesca Lia Block, author, the Weetzie Bat book series, House of Dolls, The Elementals

Special Guests (season 13-present)

Fiction:

Katie Alender

Sara Benincasa

Cecil Castelluci

Alexa DeGennaro

Kathryn Kay

Allie Kingsley

Francesca Lia Block

Tahereh Mafi

Jackie Parker

Ransom Riggs

Communications & Journalism:

Sandy Banks

Karen Grigsby Bates

Alexandra Berzon

Tabby Biddle

Erica Blodgett

Carey Bodenheimer

Wendy Burch

Dalina Castellanos

Alex Cohen

Jia-Riu Cook

Panelists:

Alexandra Armstrong

Tabby Biddle

Julia Callahan

Lindsey Carlson

Judy Carter

Kim Dower

Juliet Flores

Amy Friedman

Elizabeth Garriga

Vickie Kennedy

Screenwriter Josann McGibbon (Runaway bride) helps a teen girl write a scene at our screenwriting workshop

Screenwriter Josann McGibbon (Runaway bride) helps a teen girl write a scene at our screenwriting workshop

Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls) & Wendi Mclendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) walk the red carpet with Keren taylor at Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!

Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls) & Wendi Mclendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) walk the red carpet with Keren taylor at Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!

Poetry:

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

Carol Cellucci

Kristen Gleeson-Prata

Jen Hofer

Elizabeth Houston

Sylvia Lopez

Suzanne Lummis

Karineh Mahdessian

Jackie Parker

Christy Sakamoto

Marlys West                    

Sholeh Wolpe

Terry Wolverton

 

Creative Nonfiction and Memoir:

Tamara Duricka Johnson

Amy Friedman

Diane Glancy

Hope Edelman

Erica Hayasaki

Andrea Rogers

Nora Z

Communications & Journalism

(Continued):

Tamara Duricka Johnson

Ann Friedman

Mona Gable

Francesca James

Bethany Joy Lenz

Stacy Leasca

Kate Mather

Lisa McRee

Seema Mehta

Lorena Muñoz

Robin Noll

Mai Olivo

Desiree Portillo-Rabinov

Jenelle Riley

Lucia Tran

Ana Vallianatos

Beverly White

Kateri Wozny

Alexandra Zavis

Panelists (Continued):

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey  

Jenni Nash

Maria del Pilar O’Cadiz

Jennifer Rustigian

Alex Schaffert-Callaghan

Jodi Womack

 

Performance Workshops:

Lisa Braithwaite

BJ Dodge

Liana Gardner

Leslie Liberman

Natalie Patterson

Clare Sera

Rachael Thomas

Nikki Vescovi

Leah Yananton


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Songwriting:

Lindsey Bachelder

Michelle Bell

Alexis Ben-Meir

Danielle Brisebois

Maria Christensen

Annmarie Cullen

Deanna DellaCiopa

Kyler England

Laurie Geltman

Natalie Nicole Gilbert

Character & Dialogue:

Script Doctors:

Jane Anderson

Stephanie Carrie

Susan Dickes

Toni Graphia

Jennifer Hoppe

Meg Jackson

Andrea King

Elizabeth Kruger

Clare Sera

Actors:

Rebecca Addelman

Keiko Agena

Wes Anderhold

Jessica Andres

Allison Becker

Troian Bellisario

Wilson Bethel

Tracy Burns

Ron Butler

Ted Cannon

Special Events:

Ben Allen

Aasha Davis

Dr. Arturo Delgado

Elizabeth Espinosa

Edi Gathegi

Toni Graphia

Pamela Guest

Tahereh Mafi

Chris Messina

Ransom Riggs

Alison Becker (Parks & Rec), AAsha davis (Friday Night Lights) and Troian Bellisario (Pretty little liars) prepare to perform our girls' scenes at Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!

Alison Becker (Parks & Rec), AAsha davis (Friday Night Lights) and Troian Bellisario (Pretty little liars) prepare to perform our girls' scenes at Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!

Songwriting (Continued):

Louise Goffin

Adrianne Gonzales

Kay Hanley

Allison Jayne

Kari Kimmel

Holly Knight

Libby Lavella

Robin Lerner

Michelle Lewis

Lisa Loeb

Alison Lurie

Mayre Martine

Bonnie McKee

Clare Means

Samantha Nicole Nelson

Lisa Nemzo

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Screen Writers, TV Writers, & Playwrights:

Jane Anderson

Abby Anderson

Alex Cooley

Jeanine Daniels

Susan Dickes

Savannah Dooley

Rachel Feldman

DC Fontana

Jessica Goldstein

Heather Hach

Sonay Hoffman

Winnie Holzman

Jennifer Hoppe

Rita Hsiao                    

Meg Jackson

Liz Kruger

Reparata Mazzola

Actors (Continued):

Julia Cho

Ashley Clements

Aasha Davis

Katie Dippold

Amanda Detmer

Mary Elizabeth Ellis

Rebecca Field

Dan Gauthier

Sprague Grayden

Hayley Huntley

Janice Lee

Riki Lindhome

Hannah Marks

Hillary Anne Matthew

Kim McCullough

Aimee McKay

Wendi Mclendon-Covey

Special Events (Continued):

Elizabeth Sarnoff

Clare Sera

Trevor St. John

Marcia Wallace

Robin Weigert

Wilson Bethel (hart of dixie) performs with Alison Becker (parks & rec) at lights, Camera, WriteGirl!

Wilson Bethel (hart of dixie) performs with Alison Becker (parks & rec) at lights, Camera, WriteGirl!

NBCLA REPORTER/ANCHOr Beverly White teaches a mentee the fundamentals of journalism at our annual journalism workshop

NBCLA REPORTER/ANCHOr Beverly White teaches a mentee the fundamentals of journalism at our annual journalism workshop

Songwriting (Continued):

Holly Palmer

Shelly Peiken

Simone Porter

Anne Previn

Lindsey Ray

Lindy Robbins

Janet Robin

Heidi Rojas

Lindsay Rush

Celeste Scalone

Harriet Schock

Renee Stahl

Judy Stakee

Celeste Stone

Rosemarie Tan

Jonelle Vette

Allee Willis

Krysta Youngs

Screen Writers, TV Writers, & Playwrights (Continued):

Laura McCreary

Josann McGibbon

Liz Meriwether

Aimee McKay

Terri Edda Miller

Sara Parriott                    

Nina Pedrad

JJ Philbin

Jen Reiter

Bernadette Rivera

Kim Rosenstock

Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

Deb Schoenmen     

Clare Sera

Meredith Stiehm

Courtney Turk

Kelley Turk   

Actors (Continued):

Suzy Nakamura

Chelsea Peretti

Retta Putignano

Reece Rios

Mike Rock

Kelsey Scott

Robin Schorr

Hannah Simone

Ryan Smith

Laura Spencer

Trevor St. John

Robin Weigert

Kevin Weisman    

Mary Kate Wiles

2012 Bold Ink Award Honorees:  Lisa Cholodenko (Screenwriter/Director, The Kids Are All Right), Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Authors of the Beautiful Creatures series of novels), Melissa Rosenberg (Screenwriter/Producer, Twilight series, Dexter)  and Zoe Kazan (Playwright/Screenwriter, Ruby Sparks) - not pictured.  

2012 Bold Ink Award Honorees:  Lisa Cholodenko (Screenwriter/Director, The Kids Are All Right), Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Authors of the Beautiful Creatures series of novels), Melissa Rosenberg (Screenwriter/Producer, Twilight series, Dexter)  and Zoe Kazan (Playwright/Screenwriter, Ruby Sparks) - not pictured.

 

The WriteGirls are woman warriors of the pen. To read their poems and stories is to be heartened by their wonderful, inspiring, regenerating powers.
— Maxine Hong Kingston, author, The Woman Warrior, The Fifth Book of Peace
Marcia Wallace (Voice Actor, The Simpsons) was a treasured special guest at many WriteGirl workshops and events. We will miss her deeply. Pictured here with Marcia: Keren Taylor (L) and Alison Deegan (R).

Marcia Wallace (Voice Actor, The Simpsons) was a treasured special guest at many WriteGirl workshops and events. We will miss her deeply. Pictured here with Marcia: Keren Taylor (L) and Alison Deegan (R).