One-on-One: 826NYC’s Tenth Anniversary Chat Spectacular
March 5, 2014
When: March 5, 2014;
Where: The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St
Celebrating ten years of one-on-one academic and writing mentorship, 826NYC’s Chat Spectacular will feature artists in conversation including:
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns interviewed by author Kurt Andersen
Musician and journalist Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson interviewed by comedian John Oliver
Russian author Masha Gessen interviewed by journalist Anand Giridharadas
Actor Chris O'Dowd interviewed by author Jon Ronson
Portlandia’s Fred Armisen will interview the audience
Musical interlude by Robyn Hitchcock
The evening will be hosted by author Sarah Vowell and comedian Eugene Mirman.
Tickets: $40, $50, and $250. $250 includes a backstage reception after the show and $100 is tax deductible.
Sponsored by Kikkerland Design, Hachette Book Group, and The Brooklyn Brewery
826NYC and BRIC Arts Media House
Posted February 3, 2014
What: Super Storytelling & Bookmaking with 826NYC; When: Saturday, February 8, 4-5:30 pm; Where: Bric Arts Media House (in the Gallery/Stoop)
826NYC is partnering with Bric Arts Media House for their free House Party family event on Saturday, February 8. From 4-5:30, 826NYC volunteers will deliver a pop-up Storytelling and Bookmaking workshop for youth and families in the main gallery space. Youth will have the chance to write and illustrate an original story, as well as walk away with a bound book, and share their work at an open mic during the last half an hour of the workshop. The event is free and open to the public, and we'd love to see you there!
A New Corner for After-School Writers
Posted January 5, 2014
826NYC launched its drop-in tutoring Writing Corner during this January to allot space and time for students to practice creative writing. After completing their homework, students may work on daily prompts at a special table in the lab to create poems, stories, plays, comics, or illustrations. Students will explore a different theme every six weeks with the goal of publishing a series of thematic Chapbooks.Focusing on the theme of "dreams,” January’s first set of young authors at the Writing Corner have expressed wildly imaginative visions, nostalgic memories, and dreams for real change. We look forward to publishing their work next month, in our very first After-School Chapbook! For now,here’s a sneak peak for all of you:
When I am alone I feel like I am invisible
Erasers for Breakfast 2013
Posted on August 26, 2013
Join us for Erasers for Breakfast 2013, a screening of shorts from our young filmmakers workshop. Premiere's Include The Banana Effect, Edible Glue, Jinxed, Spyliens, and Trophy Hunters. Seating is free but limited. Please RSVP at 718-499-9884.
A Night of Comedy to Benefit 826NYC
Posted on July 10, 2013
Join us at The Bell House on Wednesday, July 10th, for A Night of Comedy to Benefit 826NYC! This fundraiser -- hosted by Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell -- will feature comedians Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Kitson, John Oliver, and Reggie Watts, plus special guests!
As always, all proceeds directly benefit 826NYC's free programs for New York City students ages 6 to 18 -- including this summer's writing workshops, Summer Filmmakers and Science for Superheroes!
Poker With Jokers
Posted on February 23, 2013
From 1-5pm, registered players will go chip to chip against Ira, Michael and other contestants for glory (and tournament trophies), while also supporting the free student programming provided by 826NYC.
For more information, to register to play, or to support your favorite player, visit: www.826nyc.org/poker