Fiction. Poetry. Young Adult. Women's Studies. California Interest. Asian & Asian American Studies. African & African American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. In YOU ARE HERE: THE WRITEGIRL JOURNEY, 161 women and girls share their stories as they navigate their way through small moments and big adventures. In clear and unwavering voices, they tell us about where they are, where they've been and where they hope to go.WriteGirl is a creative writing organization for teens founded in 2001 in Los Angeles. Through workshops, readings, publications, and mentoring relationships with professional women writers, the innovative WriteGirl program offers girls techniques and insights into poetry, songwriting, fiction, journalism, and more. WriteGirl helps girls develop communication skills, confidence and an expanded view of themselves and their futures.
Keren Taylor is the Executive Director of WriteGirl and Executive Editor of 15 WriteGirl publications, which have collectively won 91 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