Who says poetry has to be stuffy? That’s what Workshop Director Kirsten Giles asked a roomful of WriteGirl mentees and mentors at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens on Jan. 26, 2019. She was kicking off WriteGirl’s annual Poetry Workshop, a day that proved to be inspiring, educational and fun… and the opposite of stuffy!Read More
How exciting was the WriteGirl shout out in People Magazine? Comedian Jay Mohr and his wife, actress Nikki Cox, have collaborated on a new stand-up comedy special called *Happy. And a Lot.* From now through the end of December, they’re donating 100% of the proceeds from album sales on Mohr’s Bandcamp page to WriteGirl. The one-hour stand-up set was filmed during the Santa Barbara LOL Comedy Festival and features Mohr performing material written entirely by Cox, who combats her insomnia by writing. That makes us Happy. And a Lot!
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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
The WriteGirl team is so excited to announce our inaugural program for teen boys—Bold Ink Writers! We’re branching out our program to use creative writing as a vehicle for self expression to cultivate the voices of more young people and develop the communication skills they need to achieve academic and professional success.
Read more about the Bold Ink Writers program here. And help us spread the word on your networks!Read More