Center for Civic Engagement Presents
Girls Write Kingston
Classes in Session!For a second year, the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County is partnering with the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking (IWT) to offer this groundbreaking program. Girls Write Kingston is a free, 15-week program that offers girls and female identifying youth ages 13–18 years old the opportunity to experiment, experience, and explore the writing process through a range of fun creative activities, in a supportive learning community.
Girls Write Kingston classes will be offered in-person at the YMCA at 507 Broadway in Kingston. Youth may enroll in either the Wednesday afternoon 4:30–6:30 pm section or Saturday morning 10:00 am–12:00 pm section. Each registered participant will receive a free Girls Write Kingston journal and pen set. Additionally, the program will feature a panel of local women writers and journalists and will conclude with a celebratory reading event.
Wednesday classes will be taught by author, storyteller, and educator Onnesha Roychoudhuri. Saturday classes will be taught by Dr. Kristy McMorris, dean of studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and an associate for the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking.
Dr. McMorris was the founding director of the Bard Early College at Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy and was a Bard Fellow at Bard College at Simon's Rock from 2016–18. Program Coordinator and class mentor will be Skylar Walker, cofounder of Sister2Sister, a mentorship program dedicated to the growth and development of young women of color.
Wednesday classes begin June 8 at 4:30 pm and Saturday classes will start June 11 at 10:00 am at the YMCA at 507 Broadway in Kingston. Girls Write Kingston is made possible by a grant from the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.
For more information, call 845-416-2938, e-mail [email protected],
or visit https://ops1.operations.daxko.com/Online/2186/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?category_ids=TAG43758.
Location: YMCA Kingston