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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This Saturday: Girls Write Now Winter Reading

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.

Need more convincing? A good word from The Daily Beast.


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