Girls Write Pittsburgh (GWPgh) inspires teen girls to find their voices through writing. GWPgh is the city’s only program designed to empower teen girls through the creative expression of writing, exposing them to a world of opportunity, through the craft.
Girls Write the Museum is free for teen girls who apply (application below). Each week the GWPgh team of writers lead the workshop group through writing prompts, readings & critiques. One teen writer says it’s her “favorite night of the week” and we agree!
Participants will choose one of 3 genres: “Teenie Harris: American Legends in Photographs,” “Transforming Fashion: Poetry in Motion” or “The Written Picture: Art and Creative Writing.”
Free Girls Write Pittsburgh membership is required to participate. Register for one of these 3 tracks, and fill out this simple application to register for Girls Write Pittsburgh!
Connect with nonprofits, see what local businesses have to offer, and be the first to experience involveMINT: a new mobile digital currency application. Learn how technological pioneers are working to make Pittsburgh more inclusive & participatory through the city’s first app of its kind. Free event; donations accepted.
Inside Our Minds is turning one, and we’d love for you to come and celebrate! The Inside Our Minds Team will be partying at Wigle Whiskey, where 12% of all proceeds from drinks, bottled whiskey, and merchandise will be donated to funding The Mental Illness Spotlight, our new podcast on mental illness.
The Pittsburgh Climate Change Crankie is a manually powered paper panoramic illustration that tells the story of Pittsburgh’s environmental evolution. The Crankie will help to start community conversations about Pittsburgh’s industrial history, its environmental legacy, and the community’s role in making improvements for the future through performances accompanied by hands-on art activities for all ages. The Crankie is illustrated by Katy DeMent and Laura Ramie.
Visit DeMent’s studio for a “mini Crankie fest: meet the artists, learn about crankies, see the work in progress.
Join The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka and host WQED’s Rick Sebak for a trip back to yesteryear to celebrate & support Vanka’s Gift to America.
Begins with a cocktail reception featuring Iron Oven Catering, Ladies United for the Protection of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC), Tupelo Honey Teas, Vecenie Distributing Company, jazz pianist Tom Roberts, and Auctions with a Vintage Flair.
Followed by the program with host WQED’s Rick Sebak at 7:30pm. Finally, a dessert reception, with the legendary St. Nicholas Bakers & 2,300 homemade desserts and the announcement of the Auction Winners.
(*If you would like to donate a vintage item to our silent auction, please email Sarina Johnston at email@example.com.)
Pittonkatonk is music without boundaries. Pittonkatonk is a grassroots initiative to connect people through music and to use music to promote fair & just relations between people & society. It is a place where the audience and musicians become one. Pittonkatonk is music in a public space that belongs to everyone, with no stage, no doors & no right way to express yourself. There is no admission fee, no corporate sponsors & nothing is for sale. It is a pot-luck event where participants bring food, drink, music, dancing & the desire to come together to celebrate what music & community really can be.
We connect local teens & adults with national & local musicians, activists & educators in order to empower them to use their love of performing music to engage the world around them. Our mission is to promote music performance as a means of achieving positive personal, social & political outcomes. To achieve this we have designed a series of workshops that engender purposeful music performance on a communal level, blurring the lines between performer and spectator, entertainment & activism.