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Weekly Workshops at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

Beginning Wednesday, January 31, our new weekly workshop on the Northside is open at City of Asylum at Alphabet City. Join us each Wednesday from 5:00pm – 6:00pm as we spend an hour writing at the Alphabet City.

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 Wednesday at Alphabet City is January 31.

 

Join Northside facilitator, Allie each Wednesday:

Allie Reznik is dedicated to empowering students through mentoring and teaching strong communication skills. When she’s not geeking out with her students about Beyoncé or searching for veterinary school scholarships with her Higher Achievement mentee, she’s writing about the power dynamics of black and white women performers as a PhD Candidate in Duquesne University’s English department.

Allie’s favorite collaborative project is the “Who Run(s) the World?”: Power and Performance in World Literature course website that includes student-written articles about activism, events, and analyses of women and girls’ navigation of power systems around the world.

Allie has been recognized as a Who’s Next in Education recipient by The Incline and a recipient of the Graduate Student Teaching Award by Duquesne University’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

Her article “Popular Music & Colonial Violence in Bessie Head’s A Question of Power” (Lamar Journal of the Humanities, 2017) brings postcolonial theory to a word and music studies lens. She has reviewed for Journal of American Culture and Ars Lyrica, and has twice contributed to the “Year in Conferences” feature for ESQ: Journal of the American Renaissance.

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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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