Posts Tagged: girls write now

Ode to Malala

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Girls Write Now, an organization dedicated to offering creative opportunities to underserved and at-risk girls in New York City public high schools, just released a music video called “Ode to Malala.” The song is based on a poem written by one of the program’s participants, and honors Malala Yousafzai, the education activist from Pakistan who was shot walking home from school.

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NYC Reading Series Kicks Off with Amy Fusselman

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Girls Write Now, a terrific NY-based organization that helps underserved teenage girls in New York develop their creative voices and prepare for college, kicks off their 2014 CHAPTERS reading series on Friday, March 21st! The evening features author Amy Fusselman (whose writing has appeared here on The Rumpus) and original work performed by participants in the Girls Write Now program.

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8 under 18?

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I’ve been reading lots of news lately about the literary community celebrating the “unders,” you know, the best 40 under 40, 5 under 35, or 30 under 30. These young writer awards aren’t perfect, but they’re especially not perfect because they always leave out both older writers who may have begun their writing careers later in life and the youngest writers, even younger than 21.

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