(r)evolution: The Girls Write Now 2016 Anthology by Girls Write Now(r)evolution: The Girls Write Now 2016 Anthology by Girls Write Now

(r)evolution: The Girls Write Now 2016 Anthology

byGirls Write Now

Paperback | May 24, 2016

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From one of top after-school programs in the nation, Girls Write Now, comes the next installment in the organization's award-winning anthology series: a stunning collection of poetry and prose written by young women and their mentors in exploration of the theme of "Revolution." Distinguished twice by the White House as one of the nation's best after-school arts and cultural organizations, and recently honored byNewsweekin an 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 women writers who serve as their personal mentors.(R)evolutionshowcases the best poetry, prose, and essays from the mentees and mentors of Girls Write Now on the theme of "Revolution," and includes a bonus section of writing exercises and prompts for individuals and groups. Powerful and inspiring,(R)evolutionshowcases the brave new voices that are changing the world of literature, one girl at a time.
Founded eighteen years ago, Girls Write Now is New York's first and only organization with a writing and mentoring model for girls. We are a community of professional writers dedicated to providing opportunities for underserved high school girls to develop their independent voices and write their way to a better future. Girls Write Now...
Title:(r)evolution: The Girls Write Now 2016 AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1631520830

ISBN - 13:9781631520839


Editorial Reviews

2017 IPPY Bronze Medal Winner in Anthologies2016 Best Book Award Winner in Anthology: Non-FictionPraise for our award-winning Girls Write Now Anthology series:"It's hard not to be inspired."—People magazine"In giving young women in the five boroughs this biggest of all gifts, Girls Write Now is giving the rest of us the gift of those girls."—Gloria Steinem"Girls Write Now makes the extraordinary possible-helping girls find and give shape to their voices."—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist"The power of expression is in evidence in this anthology, which demonstrates the resonant effects that can take place between a seasoned writer and a beginning one; between a reader and a collection of strong, important writing."—Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings"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, author of Americanah"This year's anthology celebrates the idea of breaking through boundaries, and nothing could be more exciting than watching these writers do just that."—Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train"When girls write their truth in their particular way, with their particular vibrant edged rhythms and images, the door to the new world opens. Girls Write Now is a breathtaking liberation. The wild birds are flying free."—Eve Ensler, playwright and founder of V-Day"Girls Write Now is an amazing program. Perhaps 'empowering' is an overused word, but it couldn't be more appropriate."—AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically"I can't overstate how important Girls Write Now is for giving young women a platform to tell their stories."—Isaac Fitzgerald, Buzzfeed Books"I'm delighted and moved to have encountered such talented and vibrant young writers."—Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven"What an honor it is to hear the cries, charges, and cheers of a brilliant generation of sister-writers.">—Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness