This week's featured piece from the collection is "Ode to Anacostia" by Reginald Conway, first published in City Blossoms. Reading for us today is all-star 826DC volunteer Tara Campbell. She is the grateful recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities' (DCCAH) 2016 Larry Neal Writers' Award in Adult Fiction, and the DCCAH 31st Mayor's Arts Award for Outstanding New Artist.Read More
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"Every now and then, especially when struggling with words and writing, I think that I should tattoo [this Samuel Beckett quote] on my forehead so I can see it when I brush my teeth." -September Volunteer of the Month, Antonio Díaz Oliva
This week's featured piece from the collection is "If We Did Not Have Hispanic Month" by Dayana, first published in the After-School Tutoring chapbook, How to Make a Snowflake. Reading for us this week is Sujan Sedhai, a member of the intrepid Editorial Board who helped select the great works you'll find in this collection.Read More
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Former intern Emily shares how students in the Young Authors' Book Project observe images of different social justices from across modern history and respond to them. They consider the connection of who they are and how they relate to the greater social context.Read More
Former intern Emily and intern Lara talk about the exploration of intersectionality with the students as part of the Young Authors' Book Project. They discover how unique even the simplest of characteristics are and how they give them identity they can be proud of.Read More
826DC is seeking two creative, experienced, dynamic, and highly organized AmeriCorps VISTA service members who will support the development and growth of our various programs as our next Volunteer Coordinator and Institutional Relations Specialist.Read More
Former intern Emily talks about Young Authors' Book Project-with Bruce Monroe Elementary and the SEED School of Washington DC-and it's focus on social justice issues, cultural identity, and the intersecting and celebration of cultures.Read More
Writing is challenging, especially for students who have experienced a life that didn't make it fun or possible. Former intern Olive talks about how 826DC turns that around and not only helps students with their writing skills, but helps make the process of writing a rewarding and validating experience that bolsters their confidence and allows them to embrace their ability.Read More