Yes… that Stephen King.
826 Boston’s 9th annual gala seeks to celebrate the many incredible stories of 826 Boston student authors and to raise critical funds for 826 Boston’s youth writing and tutoring programs. This year we are thrilled to welcome Stephen King as our keynote speaker. All of the funds raised during the event and through ticket sales go directly to support 826 Boston free writing programs. The event will start at 5:30 PM with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and program featuring the work of 826 Boston student authors and of course, Stephen King.
Table sponsorships start at $5,000 and provide seats for 10 guests. Email Kristin Barrali (email@example.com) to sponsor a table.
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1971, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world’s most successful writers. King is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the American Letters and the 2014 National Medal of Arts.
Night of 1,000 Stories
May 2, 2019
The Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.