From one of the nation’s top after school programs, an acclaimed collection of poetry and prose showcasing the voices of young women and their mentors in a powerful exploration of the theme of “Voice to Voice”. Distinguished twice by the White House as one of the top after-school arts and cultural organizations in the nation, and recently honored by Newsweek in their article on “After school programs that make a difference,” Girls Write Now works to empower underserved teen girls in New York City by pairing them with professional writing mentors. With a foreword by author and journalist, Mariane Pearl, Voice to Voice: The Girls Write Now 2015 Anthology showcases the best writing from the mentees and mentors in the program, exploring the theme of “Voice to Voice,” both in our lives and in our writing, through poetry, prose, and essays. Our annual anthology has received the Outstanding Book of the Year Award and Independent Voice Award by the Independent Publisher Book Awards and has earned honors from the International Book Awards, The New York Book Festival, the National Indie Excellence Awards and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The anthology has also received Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival and the Paris Book Festival. Learn more at www.girlswritenow.org “I wish for every reader who opens this book the same feeling I had when I first met Girls Write Now: inspiration” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, New York Times bestselling author of Americanah
Girls Write Now mentors underserved young women to find their voices through the power of writing and community.
Founded in 1998, Girls Write Now (GWN) is New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls, and one of the nation’s top after school programs as distinguished twice by the White House and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. GWN has been featured by The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2014, GWN was recognized by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York’s top ten nonprofits, by the New York City Council as one of the city’s top six girl-funded initiatives, and by NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions for social innovation. Our teens have performed their original work at Lincoln Center and the United Nations, published in Newsweek, ELLE India and our award-wining anthology, and earned hundreds of prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards