WriteGirl partners with ad agency for Advertising, Advocacy & Blogging Workshop

WriteGirl partners with ad agency for Advertising, Advocacy & Blogging Workshop

We had a spectacular Advertising, Advocacy & Blogging Workshop on March 11th at the LA offices of ad agency 72andSunny! Thank you to the women writers at 72andSunny who volunteered their time to teach our girls about advocacy messaging! Thanks to all of our WriteGirl mentees for boldly sharing your voices! And thanks to Rubio's for a fantastic lunch! We hope you love these photos as much as we do!

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CLICK: WriteGirl holding summer photography/writing workshops at The Huntington

CLICK: WriteGirl holding summer photography/writing workshops at The Huntington

Calling all teen girls! Join WriteGirl this summer for FIVE writing and photography workshops at The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens. You will learn some great photo techniques and we will guide you through some fun writing activities inspired by the gardens and artwork. The series will wrap up with an exhibition of YOUR photography and writing on August 13th.

 
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WriteGirl Mentee Sarahi heads to UCLA this fall

WriteGirl Mentee Sarahi heads to UCLA this fall

As June draws near, 17-year-old Sarahi is preparing for a rite of passage. It’s the month the Norwalk-native will be graduating from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Springs. Making the event even more momentous – Sarahi is one of her high school’s valedictorians.  

Sarahi’s eyes are already on the path ahead – entering UCLA in the fall as a freshman neuroscience major. This has also been a time of pondering the road that led here. One that involved being a WriteGirl mentee. A full-circle moment occurred when Sarahi was at the WriteGirl office working on her college entrance essays. She recalls, “When someone asks you to write about your life, it’s rare to do that at school, so you have to take a few steps back and reflect on which events in your life shaped you as a person.”

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Silver Lake Blog: Catching up with mentor Lauren McQuade

Silver Lake Blog: Catching up with mentor Lauren McQuade

May 12, 2016 | Silver Lake Blog

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 WriteGirl professional women writers. Workshops and mentoring sessions explore poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, songwriting, journalism, screenwriting, playwriting, persuasive writing, journal writing, editing and more.

SLB has had the privilege of catching up with one of the WriteGirl mentors Lauren McQuade. Here is what she had to share…

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Building character: The WriteGirl Character & Dialogue Workshop

Building character: The WriteGirl Character & Dialogue Workshop

Building characters and constructing dialogue was the focus for 82 enthusiastic WriteGirl mentees and 70 dedicated mentors who attended the Character & Dialogue workshop at the Linwood Dunn Theater on Apr. 16. Professional screenwriters helped the girls craft their stories, honing their screenwriting skills before professional actors brought those words to life on stage. 

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