On June 8, the new Tribeca Barnes & Noble will become a teen literary hotspot as Girls Write Now - which, I kvell, is featured prominently in yesterday's New York Times - takes it over. Celebrity host Amanda Diva (Def Poetry Jam, HipHopNation, MTV2, Floetry), will turn the downtown bookstore into a showcase for a collection of powerful new poems, stories and essays that reflect an electrifying community of girl writers spanning often hard-and-fast lines of race, age, economics and geography in NYC. For those not yet familiar with GWN, they (we! I'm on the Advisory Board) are New York City's premier mentoring and creative writing organization for teen girls.
A just quick note on Amanda Diva: talk about crossover. This accomplished poet, journalist, singer, rapper, and radio & television personality is also a scholar, with a Master's degree in African-American Studies. For more, check out DivaSpeakTV.blogspot.com and Youtube.com/ImAmandaDiva.
See you there!
Barnes and Noble
97 Warren Street, NYC