February 7, 2020
The lights were dim. The music was scary. The monster mask station was buzzing with activity. Last week, students of 826 Boston’s After-School Writing and Tutoring Program celebrated the release of their latest collection, When the Lights Go Out, with families and friends.
Students have been working alongside After-School Tutoring volunteers since October to help write, revise, and finalize their work for this collection’s chosen theme: horror and scary stories. Some of the newly published authors read their pieces for the crowd—“The Old Woman in the Old Jaded House” by Evette, “The Revenge” by Isaac—and students cheered each other on as winners were announced for awards ranging from “Most Misunderstood Monster” to “Best Worst Day.”
Thank you to everyone who helped make this book possible and joined in on the celebration. You can find a full gallery of images from the event on our Facebook Page.