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, or click here to shop online.
September 8, 2014
It's September, and fall is in the air! Join 826 Boston for a brand new year of after-school tutoring. This year, we're proud to offer tutoring and drop-in services at our new satellite location, the Grove Hall branch of the Boston Public Library.
To learn more about our services at Grove Hall, including days and times of operation, click here.
To express interest in the after-school program at Grove Hall, or to ask questions, please email Edwin Gonzalez, Program Assistant or call the center at 617-442-5400.
September 2, 2014
In a moving interview with The Boston Globe, 826 Boston's Executive Director Daniel Johnson remembers the life and writing of his friend, journalist James Foley, who died in August 2014 in Syria.
The two met in Phoenix, Arizona, where they served together in Teach for America and made a pact to become writers. "'Jim was, and is, a brother to me,'" Johnson told The Globe. "'At every juncture of my life I feel Jim has played a formative role.'"
Johnson, who received an MFA in poetry, wrote a long, serial poem, "In the Absence of Sparrows," during Foley's 656-day captivity in Syria. The Academy of American Poets recently published the poem, along with a brief statement from Johnson about his relationship with Foley.
"'When I sit down to write these days, I look at a picture of Jim with a pen in his hand, a combat helmet cocked back on his head,' Johnson wrote. 'I will miss him forever.'"
Read "In the Absence of Sparrows," Daniel Johnson's elegy for James Foley at The Academy of American Poets.
Read the full interview with Johnson at The Boston Globe.
August 25, 2014
Save your seat for 826 Boston's annual Books for Breakfast fundraiser! Let 826 Boston fuel your morning with coffee and an inspiring message from Gregory Maguire, New York Times best-selling author of Wicked.
What: Breakfast with movers and shakers of the literary world!
When: Thursday, November 20th, 8 AM-9AM
Where: WilmerHale, 60 State St Boston, MA 02109
Individual tickets cost $150. For additional event details, press inquiries, or sponsorship opportunities, please email Kristin Barrali, 826 Boston's Development Director.
August 7, 2014
Photo by Gretjen Helene.
During a field trip to the American Repertory Theater
, students participating in 826 Boston's Summer Theater and Writing Camp
had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak with members of the cast and creative team of the A.R.T.'s world premiere musical Finding Neverland
, prior to attending a performance of the show.
Finding Neverland's Tony-award winning director, Diane Paulus, dispensed advice on "how to be great": "Just keep putting one foot in front of the other," Paulus told the aspiring playwrights and actors.
Check out the Harvard Gazette's article for the full story!
July 24, 2014
Join us on Friday, August 15th for a one-night-only production of our summer camp plays at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, MA at 7 P.M. These imaginative short plays are sure to dazzle--nab your ticket today to witness the debut of Boston's youngest and most accomplished playwrights.
V.I.P. admission includes a package of 4 tickets, snacks, and a bound copy of the finished plays--a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
We hope to see you there!
826 Boston's Summer Theater and Writing Camp is made possible by generous support from Robert K. Kraft.
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