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Author’s Notes from “When Duty Calls”

Meet some of the sixth-grade Brookland Middle School authors—and their characters—from When Duty Calls, the newest 826DC book!

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Young Writer Showcase June 12 4-6 PM at MLK Library

Young Writer Showcase

On June 12th, join us downtown at the MLK Library from 4-6 PM to celebrate, support, and hear from young local writers!

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Foreword to “When Duty Calls”

Get a sneak peek at reporter and author Kat Chow‘s foreword for When Duty Calls, the latest book from 826DC’s Young Authors’ Book Project!

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826 Partners with Paramount Pictures

"826 is a beacon of creativity and exploration like no other," says John Krasinski.

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826DC on WUSA9

826DC’s tenth Paddlestar Galactica was featured on WUSA9 this weekend!

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826DC’s Having an Open House

Come check out 826DC at our free, all-ages open house event on Saturday, May 11th, 2024! Drop in anytime between 11 AM and 2 PM.

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Paddlestar Galactica X

Paddlestar Galactica, the ping-pong tournament supporting 826DC’s youth writing programs, is back for YEAR TEN! This beloved event returns on April 27th, 1 PM to 4 PM at SPIN DC.

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You're invited to 826DC's trivia for cheaters, January 25th at the William & Mary Washington Center

Trivia for Cheaters 2024

On January 25th, DC journalists, politicos, industry leaders, and other local movers and shakers will battle for trivia glory at this popular fundraiser.

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Panda Prompts with 826DC

DC said goodbye to giant pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and Xiao Qi Ji yesterday! As they make their way back to China, here are some writing prompts that you might want to try…

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November Donations: Matched!

It’s #GivingNovember, and 826DC’s board has generously offered to match up to $20K of donations that come in before 11:59 PM on November 30th, 2023!

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Meet the Staff: Conor Murphy

Meet Conor Murphy, 826DC’s new After-School Writing Lab Assistant! Conor helps our After-School Writing Lab run smoothly, both working with students and helping out behind the scenes.

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Meet the Staff: Sara Jackson

We’re delighted to introduce Sara Jackson, 826DC’s new School Residency Coordinator! Sara’s here to lead our Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP) as well as other in-school residencies throughout the school year.

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