Saturday, October 20, 2007
Rockin' and 'Readin with Girls Write Now
I had so much fun at Thursday night's Friendraiser for Girls Write Now that it took me TWO days to recover and post. At Bluestockings, mentors and mentees read their original work from their chapbooks and then we crossed the street to the Slipper Room where Janice Earlbaum and Tayari Jones read their work (GO BUY THEIR BOOKS!) and then we rocked out to my friends from Royal Pink. I actually danced onstage. plus, um, their was some burlesque, and Lauren Cerand emcee'd, so with all this going on, you can see why it took me two days to recover. Luckily tons of other peeps were all over it, immediately after the shindig! see below....
In addition to the Rockin' and Readin' we are also Raising the Money, much needed money to help more of NYC's high school girls to participate in high quality FREE programming. By the end of the program year, girls develop a 7 genre portfolio, and their writing is amazing. Girls use the portfolio to enter contests, for their college admissions essays, and for publication.
If you missed all the fun on Thursday, check out the pics and commentary and then send a check or donate at the website. You KNOW you WANT to.
Tayari blogs: OMG Girls Write Now
Janice blogs at Girlbomb
Celina interviews Maya Nussbaum on feministing
more bloggin' reviews of the festivities:
From the author of Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader Fernham