Please join us for student readings, light refreshments, and brief remarks to commemorate the opening of 826 Boston’s second 826 Boston Writers’ Room at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester.
Building on the success of 826 Boston’s Writers’ Room at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science, the Burke Writers’ Room is part of a five-year strategic expansion to open at least one additional Writers’ Room each year in a partner BPS school. 826 Boston Writers’ Rooms are open Monday-Thursday during and after school, run by full-time staff, and fueled by the support of trained tutors from Northeastern University. Each day, teachers bring their classes to the dedicated space for support with classroom projects. After school, the Writers’ Room is a hub for creative writing clubs such as slam poetry, literary magazine, and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
Funding for the 826 Boston Writers’ Room at the Burke is generously provided by the Calderwood Writing Initiative, Liberty Mutual Educational Initiative, Ludcke Foundation, State Street Foundation, and the Boston Globe Foundation, and fueled by a service partnership with Commonwealth Corps/Massachusetts Service Alliance.
Burke Writers’ Room Ribbon Cutting
December 1, 2016
Jeremiah E Burke High School
60 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02121