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Our mission is to encourage the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing. To empower students with the skills to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance. To support new and exciting approaches to writing and inspire student engagement. And to foster generations of creative writers and thinkers, who together will define a better future.



    The Adventures of Nutriman and Junkster

    September 2017

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    I Am From

    August 23, 2017

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    If I Could Transport Anywhere

    July 2017

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    Thunder God

    June 2017

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    Candy Galaxy

    May 2017

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    A Quick Loan

    March 2017

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    December 2016

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    My Neighborhood Looks Like a Jungle!

    November 21, 2016

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    The Crazy Pasta

    September 27, 2016

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    For Some

    June 8, 2016 in Bright Blue Sky and Gray Silence

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      Back to School in the Writers’ Room

      The Writers' Room at PS/MS 7 and Global Tech Prep is back in action this fall!...

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      Meet our October Volunteer of the Month: Joanne Ramadani!

      October 2017

      So far this year, Joanne has come in two days a week and stepped up as a leader in AST, helping to orient and support new tutors and following up with...

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      Welcome Our CUNY Service Corps Members!

      September 2017

      CUNY Service Corps Members join 826NYC!...

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      826NYC Welcomes Our First-Ever Teaching Artist Cohort


      826NYC hired a cohort of dynamic and experienced Teaching Artists for in-school residencies in New York City public schools. Meet them here!...

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      David Zwirner Books x 826NYC Literary Prize Reading

      August 8, 2017

      Isiah Tamar, age 17, reads work at David Zwirner Books pop-up shop...

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      Meet Our Volunteer Committee!

      August 1, 2017

      Our Volunteer Committee plans appreciation parties, recruits and trains new volunteers, and supports ongoing volunteer professional development. Learn...

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      William Peter Blatty Award


      826NYC is pleased to announce the William Peter Blatty Award for outstanding writing by a young author. The $1,000 award will be given to an 826NYC st...

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      David Zwirner Books x 826NYC Literary Prize

      June 21, 2017

      First annual prize awarded to Isiah Tamar, age 17...

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      Science Fiction and Food Justice from 826NYC


      Time Travel is Nerve Wracking and Food Defenders, two new books from two programs....

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      Super Kids, Serious Authors 2017

      May 17th, 2017

      Join us in a celebration of 826NYC featuring readings of student work by authors and actors on May 17th at McNally Jackson Books!...

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