One hundred women writers have stepped forward to volunteer with WriteGirl for our upcoming 17th season of creative writing programs for teen girls. Women writers from poets to bloggers began their WriteGirl journey this month. They spent a full day with WriteGirl leaders, learning about the teenage brain, the WriteGirl feedback model and some of the magic elements that make WriteGirl work. Now in her eighth season with WriteGirl, Curriculum Manager Kirsten Giles made the day challenging and entertaining.Read More
Poetry was our jam this spring as WriteGirl mentees produced verse after vibrant verse for our annual Poetry Drive, culminating in a mini-workshop and reading at Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont Blvd. on May 14.Read More
Building characters and constructing dialogue was the focus for 82 enthusiastic WriteGirl mentees and 70 dedicated mentors who attended the Character & Dialogue workshop at the Linwood Dunn Theater on Apr. 16. Professional screenwriters helped the girls craft their stories, honing their screenwriting skills before professional actors brought those words to life on stage.Read More
On April 20th and 21st, 2013, WriteGirl participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the USC campus. At the WriteGirl booth, volunteers shared information about our program, sold anthologies, and encouraged visitors to participate in a creative writing activity with prompts like, "What do you do when there's a power outage?" and "Describe the scent of a place you remember from long ago." It was the only booth with brightly colored index cards hanging from strings all over, covered in creative writing.
A beautiful bookstore in Los Feliz has become a part of WriteGirl tradition. On March 23rd, WriteGirl teens shared creative pieces from "No Character Limit: Truth & Fiction from WriteGirl,” at an independent bookstore called Skylight Books.Read More
The No Character Limit book launch and reading at the Mark Taper Auditorium was quite noteworthy. Many amazing teenage girls shared their wonderful poems and short stories. Many parents even joined in to experience the wonders of a pencil put to paper.Read More
The Etc. Stage at the L.A. Times Festival of Books kicked off its Sunday festivities with a presentation by WriteGirl, a Los Angeles-based organization founded by Keren Taylor to pair mentors with young girl writers and to encourage them to find empowerment through self-expression.Read More