About

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 self-identifying girl between the ages of 13 and 18? Girls Write Pittsburgh is accepting applications.

Apply now. Girls Write Pittsburgh Application

Weekly Girls Write: Spaces sessions are held:

  • Tuesdays at Assemble, 4824 Penn Ave. in Garfield, from 7-8pm
  • Wednesdays at Brookline Teen Outreach Center, 520 Brookline Blvd. in Brookline, from 6-7pm.

 

Mission

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

 

 

Girls Write Pittsburgh is more than a writing group. Girls meet each week in a group setting to collaborate, provide feedback, and work through personal writings, together.

Mentor meetings give teen writers the ability to connect with a female author from the community for an in-depth review of work. Mentor program launching soon.

Quarterly workshops focus on one specific area of creative writing, diving deep into the craft. At the end of each year, girls have the opportunity to present their work in the community, through readings and publications.

The senior College, Ready, Write track will provide participating teens with college geared writing fundamentals, specific to college entrance tests, entrance applications, and freshman year expectations guidance. This tract will also integrate social education including mock interviews for college and internship/jobs.

Teen girls from all backgrounds with a desire to write, share, grow, and learn from the process of writing will benefit from the project aspects such as personal accountability, personal growth and development, critical thinking, communication, leadership, public speaking, social and interpersonal relationship skills development, and rhetoric. Additionally, with a support group of relatable peers as well as strong female mentors, teen girls in Girls Write Pittsburgh will benefit from the secondary effects of a support network – enhanced decision making abilities, resulting in positive and beneficial life choices. Each program facet is designed to give girls the knowledge and support they need to develop skills and strengthen their own voices. Girls should commit to a year with Girls Write Pittsburgh.

 

Girls Write Pittsburgh is a project of New Sun Rising New Sun Rising Logo