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B.J. Novak and Tom Perrotta Discuss Finding Their Voices Through Writing

“Novels need two ideas — two centers of gravity,” said Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children, Election, and The Leftovers, and one of two featured speakers at 826LA’s Partners in Time literary salon on March 9th. These two centers of gravity play off … read more

Volunteers of the Month: March 2014

From 826LA in Echo Park: Bill Adelson is a native of New York City, where he received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. He started writing short stories when he was in high school, and he hopes to pass … read more

What’s it really like to intern at 826LA?

Hey there! We’re Andrea and Chelsea, two of 826LA’s interns, and we interviewed each other about what it’s actually like to come to work through the doors of the Time Travel Mart. First of all, interning at 826LA is fun. … read more

Worlds collide on a field trip to 826LA

Up to four times a week, classes of elementary, middle, or high-school students come to 826LA for unforgettable field trips. These classes come from all over the Los Angeles Unified School District, but, occasionally, we see some familiar faces from … read more

Recognizing dedication and creativity with the Young Authors Award

On Thursday, February 27th, 826LA had a lot to celebrate. We unveiled the Young Authors Wall, a public display honoring the literary accomplishments of our Young Author award winners. We also cheered on the writers of our latest student chapbook, … read more

After-School Tutoring is full of centaurs

Four afternoons a week, volunteer tutors fill up our writing labs to work with students on their homework, reading, and writing. Without these volunteers, our After-School Tutoring program simply would not succeed. At the core of this amazing team of … read more

Super Teddy Is Very Brave

I wanted to intern at 826LA because of the organization’s commitment to engaging students in unique projects and then positively affirming students’ results. I think this is the most effective way to motivate lifelong, enthusiastic learners. Last Thursday, I really … read more

Mentoring Young LA: 826LA in Long Beach Union Weekly

“Mentoring Young LA” Long Beach Union Weekly by Marco Beltran March 3, 2014 As students, our minds are constantly focused on one thing: advancement toward the goal of reaching an ideal sense of self. Whether that be socio-economical or professional, … read more

Students think about what it means to be successful

Since January, sixty sophomores from Manual Arts Senior High School have taken on a new challenge: becoming published authors. As part of this year’s Young Authors’ Book Project, students have met with 826LA volunteers twice a week to write and … read more

Visit Your Intergalactic National Parks

In February 826LA offered a workshop led by volunteer Jayne Kennedy where students created their own national park in less than two hours! Students exercised their wild, creative license in naming their national park XLLVIDARNYDNEKOJ, which has a letter from each … read more