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Girls Write Pittsburgh — recently launched in Brookline — is the city’s only program designed to empower teen girls through the creative expression of writing. This is a free program for girls age 13 to 18 who have a desire to learn the craft of writing. Through this, Girls Write Pittsburgh aims to benefit these teens in areas such as “personal accountability, personal growth and development, critical thinking, communication, leadership, public speaking, social and interpersonal relationship skills development, and rhetoric.”

There are weekly sessions that cover various genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, songwriting, playwriting, screenwriting, blogging, journalism, storytelling, and other types of creative writing. They also have weekend workshops including one on comedy and sketch writing this Saturday, January 28th.

Saturday’s sketch comedy writing workshop with Andrea Laurion is free and open to girls throughout the city. The day will include a live sketch performance by the hilarious and inspiring all female sketch comedy group Frankly Scarlett.

Please click here to sign up for the workshop (a flyer for the event can be downloaded here). You can learn more about Girls Write Pittsburgh — including how to become a mentor, lead a workshop, or make a donation — at their website.

Girls Write Pittsburgh Comedy Writing Workshop
When: Saturday, January 28, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Brookline Teen Outreach Center, 520 Brookline Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Signup: Here