Wednesday, May 23, 2007

More about the Girls Write Now Reading TOMORROW

Were you wondering more about the readers and emcees at tomorrow's Girls Write Now reading? I knew it! So here's more....(and so totally cool...find the emcee who wants to RE-join the wrestling team)

A Reading with Girls Write Now
Thursday, May 24, 7pm
520 Eighth Avenue (b/w 36th & 37th sts.)
on the 20th floor

ABOUT THE READERS
Pooja Mahkijani, Curriculum Director of Girls Write Now, is the editor of Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America, an anthology of essays by women that explores the complex ways in which race shapes American lives and families. Her first picture book, Mama's Saris, has just been released by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Maggie Pouncey, a first-year mentor with Girls Write Now, is pursuing a MFA in creative writing at Columbia University, where she teaches undergraduate writing. She is at work on a collection of stories and a novel.

Terry Selucky is a freelance writer, playwright and screenwriter whose work has been seen onstage in New York City and Chicago. Through Project: Philanthropy, she has helped to develop and write marketing and publicity for several non-for-profit organizations and she is an artistic associate of Chicago's Sansculottes Theater Company, where she was founding artistic director for nearly three years. This is Terry's first year with Girls Write Now.

Steven Karl received his MFA from The New School. His poems and reviews have appeared in Real Poetik and Lit on-line. He has an article forthcoming in Teachers & Writers Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn.

Jared Hohl is from Donnellson, Iowa. His writing has appeared in Topic Magazine, on the Associated Press newswire, and in the anthology The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's Mouth Press).Adam Wiedewitsch is a former elementary school teacher from Minnesota.A

BOUT THE EMCEES
Phantasia Johnson is a junior at Brooklyn Preparatory High School. She was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. Phantasia dances, acts, sings, and plays the piano, but she lives and dies for writing. This is Phantasia's second year with Girls Write Now.

Raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Lindsey Romain is a sophomore at Brooklyn Preparatory High School. She plans to become an actress. This is her first year with Girls Write Now.

Briana Wilson is a sophomore at The Michael J. Petrides School in Staten Island. This is her second year at Girls Write Now. In addition to Girls Write Now, she is involved in her school's AFJROTC and she hopes to rejoin the wrestling team.

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