Girls Write Now To Celebrate "Girls Write Now Day" on March 8th

Girls Write Now (GWN), New York's premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, announced its annual commemoration of "Girls Write Now Day," a local celebration of International Women's Day. On Sunday, March 8, join participants in the program for an afternoon with young women writers and the writers who inspire them -- featuring Annette Gordon-Reed, 2008 National Book Award Winner for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, and Marlon James, critically acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women -- at the New School University's Theresa Lang Community & Student Center (Arnhold Hall, Second Floor), located at 55 West 13th Street (between Fifth & Sixth Avenues). The event will take place from 4-6PM, and a $10-20 donation to Girls Write Now for admission is suggested (although no one will be turned away at the door for lack of funds). This program is sponsored by the New School Diversity Committee and the Bachelor's Program of the New School for General Studies.

Girls Write Now Day, a local celebration of International Women's Day, highlights the creative work and life-changing relationships that form over the course of a Girls Write Now season, and will feature collaborative or complementary works that will be read by a mentor-mentee pair together. The New York Times recently praised Girls Write Now for its transformative power in the lives of young local writers:

"This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Girls Write Now community in action," said Maya Nussbaum, Executive Director of Girls Write Now.