Celebrate writing and women at the Girls Write Now Anthology Launch Party. Join us to get a first look at the 2013 anthology, New Worlds, featuring original work by NYC's best teen writers and the professional women who mentor them. Fiction, poetry, sci-fi, memoir -- meet the writers, hear their stories, and get to know Girls Write Now. Distinguished as one of the top 15 after-school arts and culture programs in the nation by The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Girls Write Now is New York’s first and only organization with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls. From new writers to professionals, GWN is a community of women writers dedicated to providing guidance, support, and opportunities to high school girls developing their creative, independent voices.Over the past 15 years, more than 4,500 underserved teen girls have benefitted from the GWN community and 100% of seniors in our flagship mentoring program go on to college—bringing with them portfolios, awards, scholarships, skills, and confidence. Girls Write Now has built a record of achievement and innovation recognized twice by the WhiteHouse, by The New York Times, and Youth, I.N.C., and evidenced by the hundreds of Scholastic Art & Writing awards our girls have earned.