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The Bravest Girls in the World: The Afghan Women's Writing Project

Afghan Women's Writing Project

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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The Bravest Girls in the World: An Evening honoring the Afghan Women’s Writing Project will be produced by Washington, DC's Theater J and will include readings of poems and narratives by Afghan women writers from across Afghanistan. Actors, Sidwell Friends School students, and other invited guests will present the readings.

Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Time: 7:30 PM (For Patron guests, the reception will start at 6:30 PM)

Location: Sidwell Friends School (3825 Wisconson Ave NW Washington, D.C.)

Free parking will be available at Sidwell Friends School's Wisconsin Avenue entrance

The event will open with a traditional attan dance, followed by a short film about the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, produced and shot in Kabul, Afghanistan. As the readings conclude, a panel will convene to talk briefly about the role of Afghan youth in restoring peace and stability to Afghanistan. 

The Afghan Women’s Writing Project was founded in May 2009. Through online workshops overseen by published authors and a website showcasing their work, AWWP empowers Afghan women by supporting them in developing their voices, sharing their stories and promoting dialogue between the writers and readers from around the globe. 

AWWP currently has writers in Mazar-e-Sharif, Bamiyan, Kabul, Ghor, Herat, Logar, Kandahar, and Nangarhar provinces.  AWWP writers range in age from 13 to 40  and include a Member of Parliament, lawyers, journalists, businesswomen, community activists, government and NGO workers, students,  and women with disabilities. 

For more information about AWWP, please visit our website:
Have questions about The Bravest Girls in the World: The Afghan Women's Writing Project? Contact Afghan Women's Writing Project

When & Where

Sidwell Friends School
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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Afghan Women's Writing Project

Supporting Afghan women to have a direct voice in the world, not filtered through male relatives or members of the On Twitter at @AWWProject. The project reaches out to talented and generous women author/teachers here in the United States and engages them, on a volunteer, rotating basis, to mentor Afghan women online from Afghanistan. (We are using women teachers solely due to cultural sensitivities in Afghanistan.) Through this ongoing interaction, we hope to encourage the women to develop their voices and share their stories.
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