About

Girls Write Pittsburgh inspires self-identified teen girls to grow their voices through writing.

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

Mission

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

 

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-identified girl between the ages of 13 and 18? Join us at one of our weekly workshops.

Girls Write Pittsburgh is always 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
  • More locations coming in 2018

Drop-in and spend a workshop hour writing with other teens, gaining valuable feedback from professional facilitators, and have a good time!

 

Girls Write Pittsburgh is more than a writing group.

Young writers meet each week in a group setting to collaborate, provide feedback, and work through personal writings, together.

Mentor meetings give young writers the ability to connect with a professional writer 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. These workshops are held around the city. Previous locations have included Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum. 

Throughout the year, young writers have the opportunity to present their work in the community, through readings and publications.  As part of our partnership with Autumn House Press, young writers participated in the Pittsburgh Parks Reading Series in 2017 by reading on stage with local and national published authors. 

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

Self-identified 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 mentors, participants 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 young writers the knowledge and support they need to develop skills and strengthen their own voices. Participants should commit to a year with Girls Write Pittsburgh.

 

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