The tiger He destroyed his cage Yes YES The tiger is out Originally published in “They’re Singing a Song in Their Rocket” and “You Will Be Able to Say a Thousand Words”Read More
Whose Garden Was This?
Our free two-week summer writing program for students in third through sixth grade is all about conservation and keeping our planet healthy.
This Time They Hear You
is our newest book, an illustrated collection of science-inspired fairytales written by local third-grade authors and published through our Young Authors' Book Project (YABP).
From revising sonnets, exploring fractions, and illustrating centaurs to donating and spreading the word about 826DC, there are a ton of ways to help magic happen here.
help students of all ages write their own paths forward—and have fun doing it. At risk for a zombie apocalypse? We've got a writing workshop lesson plan for that. Running for Kid President? We can help a student craft her winning platform. From the serious to the silly, we're ready to create with you.
In my city, Washington D.C., the buildings that crowd our streets are often colored. They have been, at times, temporarily decorated in the bright colors of Shepard Fairey’s famous stencil of President Obama; or otherwise come to be part of the very fabric of the city – John Bailey’s mural of Marilyn Monroe in Woodley Park comes to mind, as well Byron Pecks’ icon image of Duke Ellington on the True Reformer building overlooking the U-Street corridor.Read More
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Featured News, Press and stories from 826DC
Anja Kuipers recently joined 826DC as our Public Programs Coordinator! She’s the magic behind the lowercase, 826DC’s monthly open mic night for local writers, authors, and poets.Read More
826DC is trying to raise $30K by June 30, 2019 to help fund all of our free writing programs for DC students, including this year’s 826DC Summer Camp!Read More
826DC is getting ready for our WHOSE GARDEN WAS THIS? summer writing intensive in July, a free two-week program designed for students in third through sixth grade and all about conservation!Read More
The third-grade authors behind THIS TIME THEY HEAR YOU, their families, their teachers, and their illustrators all had a blast celebrating this new title with 826DC!Read More
On a sunny Saturday afternoon earlier this year, students ages 6-18 and their families joined 826DC for our Tivoli’s Astounding Urban Legend Writing workshop.Read More