Join us THIS FRIDAY, April 21, 6-8pm for the Girls Write Now April CHAPTERS Reading at Pen and Brush, 29 East 22 Street. Hear today’s best young writers perform their best work with keynote speaker Emma Cline, award-winning author of The Girls.
“Girls Write Now is doing deeply important work — young women, now more than ever, must claim their own stories.” – EMMA CLINE
When Emma Cline read Helter Skelter as a teenager she wasn’t interested in Manson but was fascinated by the girls themselves. Girls who looked like people she knew. Cline grew up with four sisters. She describes that time in their house as a never-ending adolescence.Cline knew she wanted to write about young girls as they start to experience power for the first time in their lives, with no real understanding of how to use it or what it means—how that desire to be seen and known makes you vulnerable. In her debut novel, Cline perfectly captures the voice of an adolescent girl who is desperate to be accepted—the girl who cannot let go of that person who first noticed her. With razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight, The Girls is a brilliant work of fiction—and an unforgettable portrait of girls, and of the women they become.