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, Saturday from 1-5:30 PM, or click here to shop online.
The deadline for applying to this summer's Scriptwriting and Theater Camp in conjunction with the A.R.T. has been extended to Thursday, April 18th. Click here for more information!
April 9, 2014
Congratulations to Rachel Greenberg, our February Volunteer of the Month! Rachel was a constant presence throughout our Young Authors' Book Project at the Rafael Hernandez School, especially student Editorial Board meetings. She's also leading our Junk Drawer Muses workshop over April Break!
Rachel decided to volunteer at 826 Boston because she was looking for a way to combine her passion for literature and working with children. Of her experiences working at the Hernandez, Rachel says, "I learned the life stories of an amazing group of immigrant teenagers and helped 5th graders create beautiful poetry...I think that it really changes lives."
In her free time Rachel likes to write poetry and creative non-fiction, tell stories, sing, and walk in the woods looking for Bigfoot. If she were on a hunt for Bigfoot she would bring some hot chocolate (if it was a cold day).
Thank you so much for your dedication, Rachel! Thanks as well to Harvard Book Store for providing our Volunteer of the Month with a $25 gift certificate.
April 8, 2014
Whether you're a little food blogger with a big taste for fun or an adventurous time traveler with a yen for re-writing history, 826 Boston has a workshop for you! From April 22nd to April 25th, 826 Boston will offer creative writing workshops for students ages 6 to 14 led by a fabulous roster of local writers and educators.
This April, we are proud to welcome Fanny Howe, winner of the Poetry Foundation's Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and author of more than 20 books of poetry and six books for young adults, who will co-teach a script reading and writing workshop. We can't wait to see what will happen!
For more information on our writing workshops, or to register, please check out our workshop page.
March 27, 2014
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Calling all budding playwrights, drama queens and kings, and curious kids of all kinds! 826 Boston and the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) are teaming up again this year to provide an exciting project-based summer camp for youth ages 11-14.
July 14th-August 14th
826 Boston, 3035 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA
Saturday, June 7th from 1:00–4:30 PM at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge for a performance of The Tempest.
Friday, August 15th (time and location TBD)
* A refundable $40 deposit (cash, check, or credit card) is due from selected families to secure registration, and $10 is requested to cover the cost of two tickets to the orientation performance.
Applications are due Thursday, April 17 by 5:00pm.
Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at our center. Questions? Please call 617.442.5400 or email Info [at] 826boston.org
Download application materials here: Summer Camp Flyer
, Summer Camp Procedures
, and the Summer Camp Application.
March 21, 2014
Can we beat our fundraising record and go for $20,000? There's still time to help! Sign-up for the last week of 826 Boston's third annual Write-A-Thon fundraiser.
Volunteers, students, journalists, bloggers--anyone who can hold a pencil--will come together to raise $15,000 in support of our free youth programs. Writers set a page goal, seek pledges per page or flat rate donations, and write anything they want for six weeks (from dive-bar menu sestinas to space travel postcard haikus), all while raising funds for 826 Boston. Since all writing is done from the comfort of your own home, you don't have to live in Boston to participate--just love 826 Boston and help spread the word!
We'll host a series of events, from write-ins and live readings to concerts and dance parties, to celebrate participants' writing and their hard work fundraising for 826 Boston.
If you want to help shape these events or lead the charge in fundraising, join the events committee by dropping us a line. Email the event coordinator, Kristen Evans, to find out more or to join our team.
Don't forget to register for the event today!
March 20, 2014
We hope you'll join us for 826 Boston's fourth annual Night of 1,000 Stories on Wednesday, May 21st at UMass Boston. Enjoy an evening of whimsy and wordsmithery as you help 826 Boston tell 1,000 stories in a single night. Registration for the event is now open!
Acclaimed poet Richard Blanco, 826 Boston's student authors, and a surprise musical act will fuel the celebration, and all proceeds from the evening will support 826 Boston's free youth writing programs for Boston Public School students. Hope to see you there!
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