Bio: Daniel Johnson, Executive Director
For over ten years, 826 Boston Executive Director Daniel Johnson has dedicated himself to grassroots education in under-served communities. He has worked extensively in arts programming and has developed creative writing curricula in English and Spanish for children and teens, inmates, second language learners, and the developmentally disabled in a wide variety of settings including public schools, prisons, and hospitals. In addition to working as an educator, he has also served as arts coordinator for the Association House, one of Chicago’s largest social service agencies and settlement homes. Daniel most recently worked for the Snow City Arts Foundation where he created and curated “Saving Ourselves,” an international photography exhibition that features photographs taken by pediatric patients from Chicago, Italy, Pakistan, Australia, Ghana, and the Phillipines. Daniel's poetry appeared in The Best American Poetry 2007, and his first book, How to Catch a Falling Knife, will be published by Alice James Books in the spring of 2010.