The 826 Quarterly, Volume 6 Summer 2006: Poetry, Fiction, Essays by Authors Ages 8-18 by Various, Erika Lopez


The 826 Quarterly, Volume 6 Summer 2006: Poetry, Fiction, Essays by Authors Ages 8-18 by Various, Erika Lopez

The 826 Quarterly draws from the student writing workshops and tutoring at 826 Valencia, a San Francisco educational nonprofit cofounded by author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari. Like any literary journal, this one sets its standards high, choosing only the best submissions. This issue s themes offer a peek at what tomorrow s acclaimed authors will be writing about: humor, mystery, boredom, family, blockbuster movies, madness, enchiladas, graffiti, and death. These poems, short stories, and nonfiction pieces delve into such disparate subjects as living in Africa and being a Cajun daughter. Elementary school students describe an R-rated dinner party and pen poems about hats, trees, and sounds; middle-schoolers meditate on insomnia and the theft of a sparkly Hello Kitty pen. Taken together, the works in 826 Quarterly form a striking composite portrait of young people's issues, interests, and concerns.

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22nd November 2006



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