Posts Tagged: 826 Valencia

Sound & Vision: Michael Hearst

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Allyson McCabe talks with Michael Hearst, a founding member of One Ring Zero, about how he got his start in music and writing, and what he’s been working on recently.

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The Rumpus Interview with Manuel Gonzales

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Manuel Gonzales talks about his new novel, The Regional Office is Under Attack!, transitioning from nonprofit work to teaching, and how to zig when a trope wants you to zag.

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Strange Things Have Happened Here

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People of the Bay Area! Come to 826 Valencia on Sunday night at 6 p.m. for a good old-fashioned Rumpus shindig, featuring writers from the USA, Russia, and Iran. Details are here. With free drinks! Also, it is entirely possible that I will be sitting at a table in the back with a typewriter, offering […]

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Notable San Francisco: 10/28–11/3

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Monday 10/28: The “On Arts” series, benefiting the 826 Valencia Scholarship Program, presents British author Zadie Smith in conversation with Steve Winn. $27, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater. Tuesday 10/29: The Moth comes to The Booksmith, featuring an opening story from writer and Moth podcast host Dan Kennedy. Moderated by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns with […]

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826 Valencia’s Bookmaking Seminar Approaches

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That uneasiness even tech-savvy readers feel about e-books—what about the smell of binding glue? the sound of turning pages?—demonstrates how even if we accept digital readers, we still love the heft and texture of an old-fashioned paper book. If you’re interested in creating that heft and feel yourself, you’ll find no better event than the […]

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Letters To 826

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In August, we donated $2 from every new Letters For Kids subscription to our favorite non-profit tutoring center, 826. We’re doing the same thing throughout September, the end of which is fast approaching. 826 started in San Francisco with a pirate supply store at 826 Valencia. Now there are chapters all over the U.S. including […]

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Undervalued Teachers

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“People talk about accountability, measurements, tenure, test scores and pay for performance. These questions are worthy of debate, but are secondary to recruiting and training teachers and treating them fairly. There is no silver bullet that will fix every last school in America, but until we solve the problem of teacher turnover, we don’t have […]

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 2/14-2/20

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This week, Do You Love Me Now? (The Rumpus does), 826 Valencia’s Spelling Bee for Cheaters, all you can eat pancakes, and Will Franken hosts The Grand Opening of a New Baby. Monday 2/14: Spend Valentine’s Day with your beloved Rumpus-folk at Do You Love Me Now? the February Monthly Rumpus. See readings by Deb […]

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Literary Fashionables: The Performing Artist and The Humanitarian

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Fashion Week in New York has come to a close. And so therefore must our week-long run of literary fashionables. We end our series with The Performing Artist and The Humanitarian. Miranda July and Dave Eggers are both noted for being torchbearers of their generation, a generation for the members of which one career, along […]

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