About 826 Boston
826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. Founded by writer Dave Eggers and educator Ninivé Calgari, 826 Boston is one of eight chapters of youth writing centers across the country. Since its founding in 2007, 826 Boston has provided high-quality writing support and publishing opportunities to 25,000 students. 826 Boston programs are offered free of charge to students and families and include after-school tutoring, storytelling and bookmaking field trips, in-school writing and publishing projects, and creative writing workshops. 826 Boston is currently expanding by opening Writers' Rooms inside Boston Public Schools. 826 Boston publishes books of student writing that highlight the often overlooked voices in Boston. Now more than ever, we feel it is important to lift up, honor, and listen to what young people have to say.
About Night of 1,000 Stories
Join 826 Boston for the never-boring, always story-worthy Night of 1,000 Stories gala on May 2nd, 2019. Special guest Stephen King will be joined by 826 Boston students for an evening of showcases and surprises. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 PM, followed by an action-packed dinner at 7:00 PM. Tickets start at $500. All of the funds raised at the event will support 826 Boston's free youth writing and publishing programs. The event will start at 5:30 PM with a cocktail reception; formal program starts at 7:00 PM. A limited number of individual tickets are available for purchase online.