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You could hear a pen drop as the girls filled the school library. It was the first day of the Season 18 WriteGirl workshop at Ramona Opportunity High School, December 12, 2018. Although it was the third year WriteGirl has hosted its workshop at the school, many of the girls were new to WriteGirl and unsure of what to expect.
“Songs happen when words alone are not enough,” WriteGirl Executive Director Keren Taylor told an audience of nearly 200 girls and women writers at the 18th Annual WriteGirl Songwriting Workshop.
Held at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens on Feb. 23, 2019, WriteGirl teens and their mentors began the day by walking through the vibrant gardens and using the sights, smells and sounds to spark their creativity.
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!
On December 2nd, a blue-skied and bracingly chilly Sunday, WriteGirl mentors and mentees traveled from all over LA to participate in the 2018 Fiction Writing Workshop at the Autry Museum of the American West.
The Huntington Gardens was teeming with more than 230 women writers and teen girls at the WriteGirl Season 18 Mentee Welcome Day on Saturday, November 10. The day included writing activities, mentor and mentee matching, and opportunities to find inspiration in the gardens and museums.
Nearly 300 people were in attendance at WriteGirl’s 17th annual Season-End Celebration. This year’s theme, Girls Rise Up, highlighted the continuous accomplishments and strength of WriteGirl’s teens through creative writing.
Guided by WriteGirl mentors and acclaimed women singer-songwriters, WriteGirl teens learned the tenets of songwriting and gained inspiration for their lyrics in the gardens and art galleries of The Huntington on March 3, 2018.
WriteGirl and longtime volunteer Clare Sera are proud to be 2017 Halo Award recipients!
The WriteGirl community will greatly miss longtime WriteGirl volunteer Susan Zeidler, who passed away in late September. We will always remember her enthusiasm, sense of humor and ability to light up a room.