Writing a better

Brookline’s Weekly Workshop is Moving

Beginning Monday, November 6, our weekly workshop in Brookline is moving to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Brookline. Join us each Monday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm as we spend an hour writing at the library.

New to the weekly workshop? All you need to do is bring in a completed application to participate.

Weekly workshops for self-identified teen girls age 13-18 are open to the public. Bring something you’ve written and share or write with us during our hour long sessions. Our first Monday at the library is November 6.


Join Brookline facilitator, Sheena each Monday:

Sheena is a poet, performing artist, and the facilitator of the weekly Girls Write Pittsburgh workshop in the Brookline neighborhood. She has a love for non-profit work, particularly programs that reach out to Pittsburgh youth. Her work has been published by LOCALartsFlash Fiction Magazine, and in the Nasty Women and Bad Hombres Anthology.

Sheena has a Master of Arts in English from Slippery Rock University and a background in editing and technical writing. She enjoys painting, taking naps, watching mecha and magical girl shows, and working with teens.


Starting November 6 at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Brookline, 708 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226

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Girls Write Pittsburgh Playwriting Workshop!

Whether you are a Lin Manuel Miranda-in-training or have never written for the theater before, writing a 10-minute play can be an exciting leap into the genre!

Over the course of 4 weeks, participants will be introduced to the world of monologue/dialogue/scene writing, reading works aloud, and the peer feedback process. At the end of the workshop, participants will hear their words come to life in an evening of public readings.

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Girls Write Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh Parks Summer Reading Series!

Girls Write Pittsburgh will be making an appearance at Autumn House Press’ second annual Pittsburgh Parks Summer Reading Series. This 3-month reading series is held on the final Friday of each month at the Sycamore Grove Shelter in Highland Park. The series is a free-to-the-public reading meant to bring literature out into the neighborhood. Anyone who wants to attend is encouraged to come early and stay late! Bring a blanket, bring a beverage, and enjoy readings from local and travelling authors!

For this year’s PPSRS, Autumn House will be joined by Girls Write Pittsburgh! At each reading a Girls Write Pittsburgh participant will read some of their work and introduce the authors! We’ll also have a table set up for anyone interested in volunteering or joining the program.

Dates are:

Friday, June 30 – 6pm – 8pm

Friday, July 28 – 6pm – 8pm

Friday, August 25 – 6pm – 8pm

Learn more about the Summer Reading Series and Autumn House Press here!

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Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show This Saturday!!!

Girls Write Pittsburgh will be making an appearance on The Saturday Light Brigade radio show Youth Expression Showcase – Saturday, June 24, 10:30am

Saturday Light Brigade is a non-profit radio group and production studio located inside the Children’s Museum. Every Saturday morning they host a special radio program Youth Express with featured youth performers of all kinds. Youth Express is also available to stream online 24/7.

Girls Write Pittsburgh participants will receive a mini-tour of the studio, but the main purpose of the trip is to interview and record the writers’ work (short fiction, poetry, etc.) for Youth Express.

Check us out on Saturday Light Brigade’s website, and check out Youth Express too!



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Weekly Workshops at Assemble Start May 2nd!

Thanks to the Carnegie Museum of Art for an outstanding workshop. We look forward to visiting again soon.

We are pleased to announce our second weekly workshop location:

Join us on Tuesdays at Assemble in Garfield from 7:00-8:00 pm. Don’t forget, the weekly workshop at our Brookline location on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Young writers, click here for your application: Girls-Write-Pittsburgh-application and let us know which location you’ll be joining. Email info@girlswritepittsburgh.com with questions or for more info.

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