Seasons 16 & 17


For more information, call the WriteGirl office at 213-253-2655 or email


Season 17

2017 - 2018

FALL 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP PART A (session 1): WriteGirl Office
College Workshops Required For All WriteGirl Seniors

Saturday, September 16, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP PART A (session 2): WriteGirl Office

Saturday, October 14, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP PART B (session 1): WriteGirl Office

Saturday, October 21, 2017 (10am - 1pm OR 1:30pm - 4:30pm)
MENTEE WELCOME DAY and College Info Session for all seniors: Location TBA (Echo Park)
Kick off the new WriteGirl season with a day of writing activities, special guests, and of course...a tasty lunch! Select a new journal for the season and get to know some of our teen members and women writers. Get ready to hear about all the exciting events and activities in the season ahead! College workshop from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
COLLEGE WORKSHOP PART B (session 2): WriteGirl Office

Saturday, November 4, 2017 (10am - 4pm)
VOLUNTEER RETREAT: GRAMMY Recording Academy, Santa Monica

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017  (10am - 4pm)
FICTION WORKSHOP - The Huntington – Haaga Hall
Tap into your creative mind to create characters and stories that only you can write. Acclaimed fiction writers will guide you in interactive writing activities to ignite your imagination and invent fantastical worlds or small emotional moments.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

 WINTER 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018 (10am - 4pm)
POETRY WORKSHOP - Japan America Museum / MOCA at the Geffen / Democracy Forum
Art inspires poetry inspires art. WriteGirl is proud to be partnering with THREE artistic institutions for this special day of exploring poetry. Color, shape, texture, sound...your senses will come alive at this all-day extravaganza to help guide your unique poetic voice. Renowned poets will share insights and techniques, and of course, we will end the day with the annual, “WriteGirl Poetry Cafe,” where you are invited to share some of your poetry and passion!

Saturday, February 17, 2018 (8:30am - 4pm)
COLLEGE WORKSHOP - SAT prep (juniors): WriteGirl Office

SPRING 2018 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 (10am - 4:30pm)
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP:  The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Pasadena, California
There’s a song in you! When words alone are not enough, crafting the lyrics to a song will take your emotions and ideas to the next level. Stellar singer/songwriters will help coach you in channeling your emotions into creating a song. The day culminates in a special spontaneous showcase where our singer/songwriter guests will put some of your lyrics to music. Don’t miss this!  To learn how to sponsor the event, click here.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 (1pm - 4pm)
COLLEGE WORKSHOP - Decision Day workshop (seniors): WriteGirl Office


Season 16

2016 - 2017


Required For All WriteGirl Seniors - watch your email for details to RSVP

Saturday, October 8
COLLEGE WORKSHOP (Part B, Session 1) - WriteGirl office

Saturday, October 15, 2016
WriteGirl Season Opener - NBC Universal
Mentee Interview Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
COLLEGE WORKSHOP (Part B, Session 2) 

Saturday, October 29, 2016
TEDxPasadenaWomen – The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
15 WriteGirl teens will attend, thanks to scholarships from TedXPasadenaWomen. WriteGirl teen Eve Ahmad will be a speaker at this event! 

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12pm - 4pm
Larchmont Community Event – Larchmont Blvd.

Saturday, November 12 - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
A Story of Me: a Memoir and Journaling Pop-Up  – The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
In this workshop, WriteGirls will put their own personal experiences to paper and relate components of personal essaying, blogging, and journaling into pieces of creative nonfiction and memoir work.   
(Includes first parent meeting of the season)

Saturday, November 19, 2016 (10:30 AM - 4 PM)
COLLEGE WORKSHOP (FAFSA/Application Completion) – WriteGirl office

Saturday, December 17, 2016 (10:30 AM - 4 PM)
COLLEGE WORKSHOP (Open house/essay clinic) – WriteGirl office

Saturday, December 10, 2016 (8am - 5pm)
The Business of Me: Personal Branding – Dodger Stadium

Saturday, January 28, 2017 (10am - 1pm OR 2pm - 5pm)
Black Holes & Bubblegum: Poetry Workshop – Pasadena Public Library (Central Library)




Saturday, April 28 (10am - 4pm)
CHARACTER & DIALOGUE WORKSHOP – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood
Discover the secrets of writing scenes and monologues for the stage and screen. Learn about subtext, conflict, “the inciting incident,” character development and much more...directly from Hollywood pros. See your writing come to life in the hands of outstanding Los Angeles actors in the afternoon showcase!

Saturday, April 28 (6:30pm - 9pm)

LIGHTS, CAMERA, WRITEGIRL EVENING BENEFIT – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood
Get ready for the red carpet evening benefit, “Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!” where selected scenes and monologues will make a packed audience roar with laughter - it’s our special annual fundraiser to support WriteGirl programs!

Saturday, May 12 (10am - 1pm)
COLLEGE WORKSHOP - College Prep Workshop (juniors): WriteGirl Office

Saturday, May 19 (10am - 4pm)
JOURNALISM WORKSHOP: USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Time to separate truth from fiction! Dive into the specialized writing skill set of a journalist and discover effective interviewing techniques, tips on writing for different news outlets including print, radio, TV and online, and learn how to uncover the stories that must be told!

Sunday, June 10 (12pm - 4pm)
Get on your feet! Explore how to remain calm, strong and clear on the mic when performing your own creative work. Learn warm-ups and techniques for preparing to read on stage in front of an audience.

Saturday, June 23 (1pm - 5pm)
Public Event!
Celebrate the 17th Season of WriteGirl! Food, beverages, silent auction, special guests and performances by the teen girls of WriteGirl!

SUMMER, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018 (4pm - 6pm)
We thank YOU, our dedicated volunteers, for all you contributions of time, energy, skills and heart.

July Date TBA
Summer writing workshop – Location TBA
This is our one big summer WriteGirl event! Stay tuned for details on genre/location and yes, there will be air conditioning! Summer is a great time to write – join us to amp up your inspiration and ignite your creativity.


Saturday, February 11, 2017 (10:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
The Lyrical Life: A Songwriting Pop-Up– The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Ever had a catchy song stuck in your head? Heard a song that made you cry? This workshop focuses on different elements of songwriting including structure, rhythm, and lyricism. Come and write your heart out into a new hit tune!

Saturday, March 11, 2017 (10:30 AM - 4 PM)
Convince Me: Advertising, Blogging & Advocacy  – 72andSunny. Learn to write compelling copy and online content, in the high design and mega-creative environment of an acclaimed branding and AD agency in Playa Vista.


Saturday, April 22, 2017
Los Angeles Time Festival of Books Reading -  USC Campus
WriteGirl teens will read onstage. Also, WALKING WRITING WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 20 , 2017 (10 AM - 4 PM)
Making the Scene: A Character and Dialogue Pop-Up – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood. 
Make a scene! In your journal, that is. Learn how to write a monologue, read a script, and make something for the stage. Also, get ready to make a scene that can be ready to perform later that evening at Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!
(includes SECOND parent meeting for the season at 2pm)

Saturday, May 20, 2017 (6:30 - 9 PM)
Lights, Camera, WriteGirl! Benefit  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood
This fundraising event is perhaps the most Instagram-worthy event of the WriteGirl season. Watch actors (seriously, real red carpet actors!) perform pieces written by the girls earlier in that day’s workshop.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 (10 AM -  1 PM)
Don't Drop the Mic: A Performance Pop-Up – Self-Help Graphics in downtown LA
Does the thought of speaking in front of an audience make you sweat like it’s nobody’s business? No prob. Get ready for the season-end celebration and learn the basics of being on stage in this workshop. Get tips on how to become comfortable and confident speaking to a crowd.   

Saturday, June 24, 2017 (1 PM - 5 PM)
Book Launch and Season-End Celebration - Writers Guild Theater
Let’s party! Mentees will share their work onstage and we’ll even have an actor or two perform the girls’ work. You won’t want to miss it!

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Volunteer Appreciation Event – RPA Advertising Agency in Santa Monica

Tuesday, August 1
A Writer's Journey: Octavia Butler Workshop – The Huntington Library & Gardens