Nothing held back: truth & fiction from WriteGirl

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WriteGirl, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction - 237 pages
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Fiction. Poetry. Cultural Writing. A literary adventure like no other. This is the fourth anthology published by WriteGirl, a creative writing and mentoring program matching teen girls with mentors from the ranks of Los Angeles' most respected professional women writers. Dramatic in range and full of startling perspectives, these writers truly hold nothing back in this compelling collection of poems, lyrical essays, bold fiction and more. Proceeds from sales benefit WriteGirl's creative writing and mentoring program for high school girls.

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Contents

Firewater Zoe Beyer
21
Lunch at the Heights Ashley Wilson
22
Blue Woman Finds an Empty Nest Elizabeth Gill
23
Excerpt from Qrowing Up Anglo Gerry Farrell
24
Rooftop Perspective Marietta Putignano
25
Picture Perfect Stephanie Almendarez
26
Tangarine Sharing Cecilia HaeJin
27
Robins at Midnight Deborah Bramwell
28
Smoking Nadine Levyfield
125
Nightmares Jacqueline Hahn
126
Conjurer of Orange Anh Chi Pham
127
The Journey on the Stairs Gaby Cardenas
128
Overlooked Things Ashtynn Baltimore
133
Everyone is Susan Benton
134
Healing Power of the Moon Shannon Johnson
136
The Fairy Ring Melissa Carolus Verlet
137

Memoria de Mi Abuelitas Jennifer Carcamo
29
My Qrandmothers Secret Melanie Gonzalez
30
Our Lady of Qrace Kathryn OBrien
32
Relativity Kristin Petersen
33
The Qardeners Tale Alix K Pham
34
Fortress Marietta Putignano
35
The King of the Qods Deborah Bramwell
36
Strolling Ariana Horwitz
38
Family Legacy Nika Hoffman
39
The Routine Katherine Taylor
40
Miracle of the Eggs Marie Elena Rodriguez
42
One Swallow Marlys West
43
Patient Vocabulary Lena Brooks
47
One of the Teen Qirls Mama Bunger
48
Falling in Love with Love Taylor Gray
49
Falling Lily Mendoza
50
Language of Hands Karen Girard
51
Midlife Crisis Jennifer Hoppe
52
Tuesday Honey Can Wait Keren Taylor
53
Walking into School Monday Morning Nadine Levyfield
54
Another Qurl Kyrsten Sprewell
55
Everything You Do Allie List
56
Mine to Protect Portia J Frazier
57
Something about Lisa Anna Artyushkina
58
The Wonderful World of High School Mara Bochenek
60
Friendship in Ink Christina Barba
61
Chill Lily Mendoza
62
Once They Were the Best of Friends Allie List
63
She Mara Bochenek
64
Shadow Melina Zuniga
65
Rainy Day Lovely Umayam
66
Rebecca and Qene Karen Girard
67
The Day Superman Died Melani Sutedja
71
Carlisle Allison Deegan
72
A Funeral Lovely Umayam
73
Claire Zoe Beyer
74
Zoe Claire Bidwell Smith
75
For Devi Shauna Smith
76
Secret Room Shawna Herron
81
Me and My Qlass Eye Silvia Cardenas
82
Laura Aguilar Glenda Garcia
84
Nothingness Colleen Sharkey
85
Twelve Minutes in the Life of the Fictional Katherine Taylor Katherine Taylor
86
The Truth about Bank Tellers Liliana OlivaresPerez
87
A Recipe for Anxiety Elena Karina Byrne
88
The World Angela Martinez
89
Blue Womans Apologia Elizabeth Gill
90
32 Lena Brooks
91
Ive Been This Dinah Coronado
92
Walk with Me Julia Guest
93
Diffusion Deborah Bramwell
94
Played Karly Abreu
96
More like Me Sakara
97
Quillermo Gomez Peria Glenda Garcia
98
life as a Cheerleader Lily Mendoza
100
The Wrong Qirl Dinah Coronado
101
How Do You Say Dichotomy in Tagalog? Lovely Umayam
102
Ha Ha Ha 107 Qrannys Stew Stephanie Lopez
107
Flys Last Moments Rayline Rivera
108
Antonio the Cat Mara Bochenek
109
The Purse Kim Purcell
110
One Dollar More Lexa Houska
111
Not My Cup of Tea Ariel EdwardsLevy
112
Your Mother Doesnt Work Here Liliana OlivaresPerez
113
Am Still Pregnant Kim Purcell
114
The Mother Handler Mama Bunger
115
Helium Head Karly Abreu
116
Size Matters Christiane Schull
117
Promising Kristin Petersen
121
Deconstructed Conclusion Maria Guerra
122
beautifully human DianePaula A Valencia
123
Lilla Erica Drennan
124
Hate It When People Say Im Not Religious Im Spiritual But Abby Kohn
138
Song of Fear Portia J Frazier
139
Locks of Love Victoria Shao
140
Lets Run Away Sakara
142
A Simple Folk Tale Keren Taylor
143
just for Today Melani Sutedja
147
Marathon Day Melissa Anderson
148
The Palm Tree Amy Morton
149
Cerebria Melanie Gonzalez
150
Take It Away I Never Had It Anyway Stephanie Almendarez
151
View Out My Kitchen Window Hilary Galanoy
152
Panorama Fabiola Sandoval
153
Vespers in the Neighborhood Irene Daniel
154
Citrus Thieves Cecilia HaeJin
155
The Search Julia Guest
156
Qlass Zoe Beyer
157
Kodak Lobster Moments Janine M Coughlin
161
Everythings a Photo Op Keren Taylor
162
Traveling with Mother Katherine Taylor
163
Pura Vida Adventures Amaree Tanawong
164
Home Rayline Rivera
165
Welcome to Troma janine M Coughlin
166
The Fringe Theresa Mulligan
167
Tumbling Down Susan Abram
168
Waiting Fabiola Sandoval
170
fuzzy sweet Erica Drennan
175
The Return Dana Valenzuela
176
Party on 51st Street Stephanie Almendarez
177
Memories Ariana Horwitz
178
Smalttown Snow Jayna Rust
179
Tlura Reflections Jennifer Rcpo
180
One Player Marna Bunger
181
Jump Rope an excerpt Cecilia HaeJin
182
Superheroheroine Experiment
186
My Secret Ariel EdwardsLevy
187
Ritsukos Life Sam Harris
188
Lordra Theresa Mulligan 189 Laura Barthmover Portia J Frazier
189
Supergirl Erica Drennan
190
Found Objects Experiment
191
Have You Seen Us? Kan Golden
192
Sentinels Pride Johana Perez
193
First Time Jitters Laura Hurtado
194
Coffeeish Karly Abreu
195
Four Senses Experiment
196
Saturday at Starbucks Victoria Shao
197
Wind Chimes Diana Rico
198
journey Through a Neurotic Mind Silvia Cardenas
199
Oulside Experiment
200
Observations on a Rainy Day Laura Hurtado
201
The Street Sam Harris
202
To Qratify Silence Gaby Cardenas
203
Heartbreaker Experiment
204
Who Broke My Heart? Taylor Gray
205
Lost in Las Vegas II Michelle Lewis
206
Lost in Las Vegas Allie List
207
Perspective Experiment
208
WriteGirls responses
209
Three Steps to Happiness Experiment
210
How to Make Me Happy in Three Easy Steps Diana Rico
211
Anonymous responses
212
Identity Experiment 213 Anonymous responses
213
Letter Experiment 215 Anonymous Responses
215
This Is WriteCirl
218
The WriteGirl Program
222
The WriteGirl Engine 226 WriteGirl Advisory Board
226
Community Connections
227
WriteGirl Supporters
228
Inkind Contributors
230
Meet the WriteGirl Mentors
231
Index by Author
236
Copyright

About the author (2006)

Keren Taylor is the guiding force behind WriteGirl (www.writegirl.org), a mentoring organization that links high school girls with professional women writers. A poet, songwriter, performer, and visual artist, Keren has conducted hundreds of creative writing workshops for youth and adults. A frequent speaker at conferences and book festivals, she is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the President's Volunteer Call to Service Award, Business & Professional Women's Community Woman of Achievement Award, Soroptomist International's Woman of Distinction Award, commendations from Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and and others. As WriteGirl's founder and executive director, she has edited and designed seven award-winning anthologies and overseen WriteGirl's expansion into a thriving community of women and teen writers and an organization that helps hundreds of Los Angeles girls annually.

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