Literary Anthology. Young Adult. Fiction. Nonfiction. Poetry. BEYOND WORDS is the ninth anthology from WriteGirl, winner of the Governor and First Lady's Medal for Service as 2010-2011 California Nonprofit of the Year. More than 150 teen girls and professional women writers share their diverse perspectives and stories about family, identity, friendship, love, music, loss and more in this unique collection. From poignant poetry to breakup lyrics to an essay on finding meaning within a shag carpet, BEYOND WORDS unveils a broad range of confident and fresh voices. The book concludes with a full chapter of innovative writing activities and advice for aspiring writers at any level.
Keren Taylor is the Executive Director of WriteGirl and Executive Editor of ten WriteGirl publications, which have collectively won 46 national and international book awards. A poet, songwriter, performer, and visual artist, she has conducted hundreds of creative writing workshops for teens and adults, and has led staff development workshops on literacy programming for the California School-age Consortium, California Department of Education, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Guiding Lights Festival, LA's BEST and the New York Partnership for After School Education, among others. Her poetry has appeared in many literary journals as including SO LUMINOUS THE WILDFLOWERS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CALIFORNIA POETS from Tebot Bach Press. An assemblage artist and mosaicist, her artwork is featured on the book covers of WriteGirl's award-winning anthologies.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA