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  • Ask! Authors! Anything! with Megan McCafferty

    Ask! Authors! Anything! with Megan McCafferty

    Today, NY Times Bestselling Author Megan McCafferty will be virtually sitting down with YA Author Laurie Halse Anderson to answer YOUR questions LIVE! Do you want to know what her writing process is like? What books influenced Laurie's writing style? What's her favorite 1990s sitcom (okay, we can't promise she'll answer that one)? Ask away!
  • Smart Girls is an Iris Award Nominee!

    Smart Girls is an Iris Award Nominee!

    Amy Poehler's Smart Girls is very excited and honored to be nominated for an Iris Award for Industry Influence "Game Changer"!
  • In Too Steep Podcast with Michael Hartney

    In Too Steep Podcast with Michael Hartney

    Join comedian Claire Ayoub for tea time with actor/writer/character genius Michael Hartney (UCB, Logo TV). They wear wigs and had a little too much fun coloring in a deliciously magical illustration from illustrator Avery Monsen.
  • Join Smart Girls & Creative Action for Summer Camp!

    Join Smart Girls & Creative Action for Summer Camp!

    This year, Smart Girls and Creative Action are teaming up for Smart Girls Summer Camp! Girls will be using ART AS ACTIVISM this year! Want to join us? Go to the Creative Action website and sign up fast!   
  • A Note to Smart Girls: Shirley Franklin on the Civil Rights Summit

    A Note to Smart Girls: Shirley Franklin on the Civil Rights Summit

    This week in Austin, the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and the University of Texas are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Now none of you were born then but I was a college student in 1964 and this is a great opportunity for me to share with you how special and significant that Act still is today.
  • Smart Girls was nominated for a Shorty Award!

    Smart Girls was nominated for a Shorty Award!

    ...but what are the Shorty Awards?
Blog Authors
Kate PeoplesKate Peoples
Kate is a social work student, advocate for recovery, and writer in Austin, Texas. When she’s not busy petting every cat she sees, her hobbies include being that person who claims they knew a band before they were big and eating breakfast tacos. You can find her blog, about life in recovery from an eating disorder, here. Feel free to drop her a line on Twitter or email her directly.
Claire AyoubClaire Ayoub
Claire Ayoub is a comedy writer and performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC. She loves tea parties, pugs & awkward pauses. Twitter / Email / Website
Kristin ManriqueKristin Manrique
Kristin is an Austin, TX based graphic designer, writer and right-hand gal to a jewelry designer. She enjoys blogging about cheesy horror films, late-night ukelele jam sessions and secret handshakes. You may find her portfolio and her contributions to the jewelry industry worthy of an internet high-five.
Brette MachiorletteBrette Machiorlette
I am a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin, double majoring in Plan II Honors and Business (Marketing). I am the president and founder of the nonprofit, Reading Aces. Through the after school program, teenage volunteers work with at-risk elementary students to improve their literacy skills. I love art (although I lack any artistic abilities), adventure, romantic comedies, and the Colbert Report.

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