Check Out These Girls Right Now

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Girls Write Now, a NY-based organization that helps underserved teenage girls in New York develop their creative voices and prepare for college, continues their 2014 CHAPTERS reading series this Friday (5/30) with an evening featuring celebrated writer Ana Castillo and original work performed by participants in the Girls Write Now program. Get your tickets for this great event today—teens get in free!

And don’t miss this year’s Girls Write Now anthology, Breaking Throughwith a Foreword from NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray, out on June 3. Here’s what Rumpus Essays Editor Roxane Gay had to say about the award-winning collection:

Girls Write Now makes the extraordinary possible — helping girls find and give shape to their voices. Through their writing we are offered the stunning possibilities of what our world will become with girls like these continuing to write and create change.


Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) and her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in April 2022. She is senior acquiring editor for trade at Northwestern University Press, and owner/publisher of The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet. More from this author →