Here's something you might want to do with your Saturday: Listen to amazing girls read their works at the Girls Write Now Annual Winter Reading, co-sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture! Join participants in the program for an afternoon with young women writers and the women who inspire them -- including guest speaker Judy Blundell, author of the 2008 National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied (Scholastic).
The evening will feature original collaborative works written and performed by mentor-mentee pairs from the GWN class of 2009. The event is open to the public, and a $10-20 donation to GWN is suggested for admission (though no one will be turned away at the door).
The New York Society for Ethical Culture is located at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West on the Upper West Side. I'll be there, so come say hi, readergirlz!
Girls Write Now is a creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls in NYC. The members are women writers—authors, editors, educators, journalists, playwrights, publishers, advertising and PR professionals, literary agents and more—on a mission to provide a safe space for high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career and life.