AWWP Poet to Make Guest Appearance at Michigan Poetry Slam

AWWP Poet to Make Guest Appearance at Michigan Poetry Slam

AWWP Poet Marzia will make a guest appearance via Skype at the Clarkston High School Voices for Change poetry slam on Friday, January 22nd at 7 p.m. This is the second year Marzia has participated as a guest reader. The slam, co-produced by sisters Madeline and Olivia Maday, will feature twenty Clarkston High School students selected to perform their work. Proceeds will go to the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

Oh What a Night! Thanking All Who Made Our NYC Musical Benefit a Roaring Success

Oh What a Night! Thanking All Who Made Our NYC Musical Benefit a Roaring Success

We are still floating on air thinking about the magic of the Passerine Project Musical Benefit on November 6, 2015 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in NYC. The words of the women, the songs of the student songwriters, the voices of our special readers, the talents of teaching artists – they all came together to transport us, to give us a night of creativity and witness that we will never forget.

International Day of the Girl Child 2015

International Day of the Girl Child 2015

October 11, 2015 is the fourth annual International Day of the Girl Child. The Afghan Women’s Writing Project is supporting this United Nations-sponsored celebration with poems and stories written for this day by our writers.

International Day of the Girl Child 2015

International Day of the Girl Child 2015

October 11, 2015 is the fourth annual International Day of the Girl Child. The Afghan Women’s Writing Project is supporting this United Nations-sponsored celebration with poems and stories written for this day by our writers.

Remembering AWWP Mentor Gabrielle Burton

Remembering AWWP Mentor Gabrielle Burton

We must share the painful news that Gabrielle Burton passed away on September 3rd in Venice, California. Gabrielle was a deeply accomplished woman—mother of five daughters, author, and screenwriter. She brought her expertise to every AWWP workshop assignment and shared generously. You could feel her smile and kindness in every interaction. All of us at AWWP treasured our time with Gabrielle. She is truly missed. To read her obituary published in the New York Times, please click here.