Recuperative Tactics’ Crafter-Hours: WRITE / CODE / SPEAK Interactive Media Showcase, Art in General, May 3, 2014.
Photos: Olaya Barr, courtesy Girls Write Now
WRITE / CODE / SPEAK: Interactive Media Showcase 2014
Saturday, May 3rd, 2–5pm
Free admission; RSVP requested
WRITE / CODE / SPEAK features high school girls’ dynamic multimedia stories told through new platforms for writing. Using a variety of mixed media, including traditional writing, audio, GIFs, and HTML coding, the interactive installations of WRITE / CODE / SPEAK showcase the writers’ unique voices, backgrounds, and experiences as high school students in New York City. Youth writers present their media pieces with performances, encouraging the audience to experience their creative processes and stories. This showcase represents the culmination of the Girls Write Now Digital Media Mentoring Program for 2013-14.
WRITE / CODE / SPEAK is organized in collaboration with Art in General and Lisi Raskin as part of Recuperative Tactics. The showcase will take place at Art in General’s 6th floor gallery from 2–5pm on Saturday, May 3rd.
Girls Write Now (GWN) is New York’s first and only organization with a writing and mentoring model for girls. GWN is a community of professional writers dedicated to providing opportunities for underserved high school girls to develop their independent voices and write their way to a better future. GWN students are 90% high need, 90% girls of color, and 20% immigrant. For 16 years, GWN’s programming has broken through the barriers of gender, race, and poverty, transforming the lives of nearly 5,000 girls, and sending 100% of its seniors on to college with portfolios, scholarships, and a new sense of confidence. GWN has built a record of achievement distinguished by The New York Times and twice by the White House.
For more information on Girls Write Now please visit girlswritenow.org.