The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute carries unicorn tears, t-shirts, and books of student writing. Stop by the GBBRI Monday through Friday, 1-6 PM, Saturday from 1-5:30 PM, or click here to shop online.
March 10, 2014
Congratulations to Victor Arellano, our January Volunteer of the Month! Victor provided steadfast tutoring and editing support in our latest Young Authors' Book Project, an upcoming collection of bilingual poems by 5th graders at the Rafael Hernandez School.
Of his experiences volunteering at 826 Boston, Victor said, “The two things that surprised me the most were the training I received prior to working with the children and the level of enthusiasm of the children throughout the process.”
When Victor's not helping students write poetry, he works part-time as a server at a restaurant and acts in community theater. If he were hunting for Bigfoot, Victor would head into the wild armed with a camera--that way he could prove Bigfoot’s existence without having to harm or capture him (or her!).
Thanks, Victor, for all your hard work here at 826. Thanks also to our Volunteer of the Month sponsor, Harvard Book Store, for donating a gift certificate to our very best of the best.
March 5, 2014
We hope you'll join us for 826 Boston's fourth annual Night of 1,000 Stories on Wednesday, May 21st at UMass Boston. Enjoy an evening of whimsy and wordsmithery as you help 826 Boston tell 1,000 stories in a single night. Registration for the event is now open!
Acclaimed poet Richard Blanco, 826 Boston's student authors, and a surprise musical act will fuel the celebration, and all proceeds from the evening will support 826 Boston's free youth writing programs for Boston Public School students. Hope to see you there!
March 3, 2014
Join 826 Boston for Literary Jeopardy: An Evening of Risk, Chance, and Intellectual Daring on Thursday, March 13th, 7 PM, at Porter Square Books.
Revel in readings from Steve Almond, Christopher Castellani, Heidi Pitlor, and Jane Roper, flex your literary know-how, enjoy free wine and beer, and win fabulous prizes.
Sign up today to play our fast-paced, nerdy version of Jeopardy! A suggested donation of $10 will benefit 826 Boston's free youth writing and tutoring programs.
February 25, 2014
Students from 826 Boston's After-School Writing & Tutoring Program had a blast answering questions for Boston Globe
advice columnist, Meredith Goldstein.
During a visit to the tutoring center, Goldstein helped 826 students deliver thoughtful words of wisdom on every-day relationship problems, from texting to annoying baby brothers. Check out their pragmatic solutions in Goldstein's special "Love Letters" column!
February 24, 2014
Ink slingers, it's time! Sign-up starts today for 826 Boston's third annual Write-A-Thon fundraiser.
Volunteers, students, journalists, bloggers--anyone who can hold a pencil--will come together to raise $15,000 in support of our free youth programs. Writers set a page goal, seek pledges per page or flat rate donations, and write anything they want for six weeks (from dive-bar menu sestinas to space travel postcard haikus), all while raising funds for 826 Boston. Since all writing is done from the comfort of your own home, you don't have to live in Boston to participate--just love 826 Boston and help spread the word!
We'll host a series of events, from write-ins and live readings to concerts and dance parties, to celebrate participants' writing and their hard work fundraising for 826 Boston.
If you want to help shape these events or lead the charge in fundraising, join the events committee by dropping us a line. Email the event coordinator, Kristen Evans, to find out more or to join our team.
Don't forget to register for the event today!
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