Sunday, April 18, 2010

WriteGirl – JUMPSTARTING THE MUSE: Helping girls write their way to more positive futures (+ save the date!)

From time to Time 4LAKids recognizes organizations that step out and shine - above and beyond - in supporting the mission of public education in L.A.  Readers are invited to find out more, volunteer and support folks who support our kids.

clip_image002WRITE GIRL is a nonprofit organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression. Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly workshops, girls are given techniques, insights and hot tips for great writing in all genres from professional women writers.


Within a community of women writers, WriteGirl promotes creativity and self-expression to empower girls.


Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly creative writing workshops, girls are given techniques, insights and hot topics for great writing in all genres from professional women writers. Workshops and mentoring sessions explore poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, songwriting, journalism, screenwriting, playwriting, persuasive writing, journal writing, editing and more.


To introduce girls to a wide variety of writing genres;
To teach a robust set of writing and critical analysis skills;
To encourage girls to explore and develop their creative talents, both written and oral;
To nurture girls and promote healthy behaviors and life choices through positive mentoring relationships with women writers;
To assist girls in preparing for college;
To inspire girls to pursue careers in writing, such as journalism, public relations,screenwriting, songwriting, corporate communications, publishing, website content producing, editing or creative writing;
To equip girls with communication tools to confidently navigate the challenges they face; and
To produce a full slate of program activities throughout the year so that we may serve as many girls as possible (including seven full-day writing workshops annually, a gala public reading and publication of a book each season, college visits and other special outings, and ongoing creative writing mentoring).

How to become a WriteGirl

Are you a high school girl in Los Angeles?

Are you interested in exploring poetry, songs, screenplays, fiction and other kinds of creative writing? Would you like a professional woman writer to mentor you and help you with your writing?
If your answers are yes, click here

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Interested in volunteering with WriteGirl?

WriteGirl welcomes energetic women of diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds to serve as volunteers in all areas of WriteGirl.
Find out if this is for you

Help WriteGirl Grow!
Here's how you can support WriteGirl

WriteGirl works: 100% of our senior girls enroll in college after participating in WriteGirl!

WriteGirl Info Kit
Click to download:
pdf document

WriteGirl Clippings
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pdf document

"What's right with WriteGirl is that professional women writers are jumpstarting the muse within teenagers. No vision is beyond the horizon, no expression suppressed. And the girls' families get it, too! Community at its finest."
Lauren Deutsch, WriteGirl supporter

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  • WriteGirl is supported by the Beyond the Bell Program at LAUSD.
  • Full Disclosure: My daughter was a WriteGirl. My wife is a Write Girl Mentor.

Save the date:

WriteGirl gets Fancifull!

clip_image011Join us at Fancifull Fine Foods for a delicious evening of gourmet tastings.

Sample artisan cheese, fine wine, imported soda and exotic chocolates.

Friday, May 7th, 7:00- 9:00 pm
5617 Melrose Avenue @ Gower St.
Hollywood, CA 90038

Price: $25 Click here to buy tickets
Or Call 213-253-2655

Proceeds benefit WriteGirl. ●  Great Food for a Great Cause!

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