Posts Tagged: 826 Valencia
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.
With free drinks!
Also, it is entirely possible that I will be sitting at a table in the back with a typewriter, offering to write acceptance letters to anyone who asks, in response to any query whatsoever....more
Tuesday 10/29: The Moth comes to The Booksmith, featuring an opening story from writer and Moth podcast host Dan Kennedy....more
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 Night Writer Society’s seminar on bookmaking, this Friday at 7:30 in San Francisco....more
The Night Writer Society, a new and mysterious group of writers based out of 826 Valencia is hosting its first event on February 5th featuring Larry Smith, creator of SMITH Magazine and the six-word memoir.
Participants will spend the evening honing the craft of the six-word memoir....more
The third annual 826 Valencia Write-a-thon is this coming weekend, Sunday, August 26.
Grab your pens and pencils, computer, or typewriter and head down to 826 for a full day of inspired, 826-powered writing. The event is a fundraiser for 826 Valencia’s free student programs and works not unlike any other walk — or mara — thons you may or may not have participated in: You gather pledges from friends and family and write until your brain or arms fall asleep, or until 8:26 PM....more
This Friday, August 26th is 8/26 day and your favorite youth literacy nonprofit, 826 Valencia is celebrating with a second annual Write-a-thon!
It’s a marathon of writing and it’s happening all day, from noon until 8:26 pm. If you register by emailing [email protected], you can sponsor/be sponsored and write the day away, whilst raising money for youth literacy....more
“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 a chance.”
Dave Eggers and Nínive Calegari, cofounders of 826 Valencia, wrote an op-ed on the dire state of the teaching profession as evidenced by their dwindling salaries, high professional turnover and the need to recruit the next generation of teachers....more
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 one well-defined path, is not enough....more
Longtime 826 Valencia volunteers Nicki and Ryan Moore are ready and willing to travel to Sudan this summer to assist in the opening of a new secondary school in Marial Bai, Sudan, but they need your help! The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation will provide for volunteers once they are in Sudan, but each volunteer must provide their own airfare....more