Author: Vivian

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 girls’ 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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Girls Write the Museum!

Register Here

April 2nd, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00pm, Carnegie Museum of Art and Girls Write Pittsburgh welcome girls ages 13–18 for a free writing workshop inspired by works of art at CMOA. The event is free, but you must register to participate.

CMOA staff and docents lead participants on explorations of the museum’s Teenie Harris Archive, the otherworldly garments in Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, and its world-class paintings collection. Then, using the discoveries they’ve made in the galleries as inspiration, participants share ideas and craft poetry, prose, or short stories in creative writing workshops led by Girls Write Pittsburgh.

This event is part of the City of Pittsburgh’s Inclusive Innovation Week.

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100 Days of US

Girls Write Pittsburgh is in the running for a $5,000 grant from the Sprout Fund, through their 100 Days of US program! Please follow the link to our project page, watch our video and “like” our project. Share with your friends and help us reach 200 likes.

100 Days of US helps people respond to pressing issues facing our country and take action during the first 100 days of the next Presidential administration. It was launched by The Sprout Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh. Sprout has committed $100,000 to support community-led projects in Pittsburgh that empower people to act locally in ways that demonstrate the values and vision of America.

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Comedy Writing + Sketch Performance Workshop

Join Girls Write Pittsburgh on Saturday, January 28 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for an in-depth writing workshop focused on comedy!

Workshop host Andrea Laurion will take us through the how-tos of funny as we write group comedy pieces that we will perform at the end of our workshop.

Local comedy trio Frankly Scarlett will perform their own original comedy sketches for us so we can see how the professionals do it.

This amazing day will give us hands-on experience in the genre of comedy writing. Come meet other teen writers, enjoy some snacks and make new friends.

Are you a teen girl interested in writing short sketches and skits? Do you love comedy writing? Join us for our comedy writing and sketch performance workshop. It’s free for Girls Write Pittsburgh members.

You can register for the comedy workshop here.

You can become a Girls Write Pittsburgh member here.

This event is hosted by Brookline Teen Outreach Center.
520 Brookline Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15226

Girls Write Pittsburgh is a project of New Sun Rising.

A special thank you to our event day sponsors.

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Welcome

Girls Write Pittsburgh inspires teen girls to find their voices through writing.

Girls Write Pittsburgh is the city’s only program designed to empower teen girls through the creative expression of writing, exposing them to a world of opportunity, through the craft.

Girls Write Pittsburgh provides an outlet for creativity. Girls in this writing program can go deep, whether they are writing for themselves or to share with others.” – Vivian Lee Croft

Are you interested in writing? Do you like poetry, fiction, nonfiction, songwriting, playwriting, screenwriting, blogging, journalism, storytelling, or other types of creative writing? Are you a girl between the ages of 13 and 18? Girls Write Pittsburgh is accepting applications for Fall 2016. Apply now. Girls Write Pittsburgh Application

Weekly Girls Write: Spaces sessions are held every Wednesday at Brookline Teen Outreach Center, 520 Brookline Blvd, from 6-7pm.

Weekend workshop dates and other program details, to be announced.

Mission

Girls Write Pittsburgh serves teen girls in the Pittsburgh region through the craft of creative writing, encouraging self-empowerment, growth, and discovery.

Impact

Teens (age 13+) in the 16 schools, grade 6 – 12 within the Pittsburgh Public Schools system are part of classrooms catering to more than 7,000 other students. Teen girls are a strong group in need of creative opportunities in middle school and high school. This critical time for a young girl requires boundary setting, an inclusive community for asking questions and sharing thoughts in a safe environment, and support from strong women. There is no available community in Pittsburgh catering to and consisting of teen girls who support one another, engage with one another, challenge one another in a creative setting, and prepare each other for life outside of middle and high school, particularly as Girls Write Pittsburgh provides.

Girls Write Pittsburgh partners with local outlets to provide a safe and supportive environment for girls to express their individuality through various forms of writing including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, songwriting, playwriting, screen writing, blogging, journalism, and more (Girls Write: Spaces). Other partner organizations play host to workshops and seminars geared toward preparedness including college readiness (Girls Write: Places). Participants in Girls Write Pittsburgh will also have the opportunity to publish and read in unique social settings (Girls Write: Faces).