Our 2023 Write the Future Celebration

News —— April 28, 2023

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On April 20, 2023 826NYC’s staff, board, and community of supporters gathered for our fourth annual Write the Future Celebration. We celebrated 826NYC’s young authors alongside our honorees Andrea Davis Pinkney and Mahogany L. Browne. Teen Writers’ Collective members Aleyah Elder and Jordan Mayers introduced Andrea and Mahogany respectively as well as read their own work.

We are deeply grateful to Aleyah and Jordan for sharing their words with our community and for making the night so special. It was also a treat to have Keith Nelson of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus join us as host and entertainer extraordinaire.

We’d like to thank our sponsors Cerberus Capital Management, Scholastic, Richard & Tara Kando, Amanda Lipitz & Gregory Smith, David Schnadig & Lori Roth, Ted Wolff & Anne Clarke Wolff, Penguin Random House, the Brunswick Group, CastleOak Securities, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Nixon Peabody, Runner Music, SESAC Music Group, Baker Botts, BCW Global, Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation for supporting the evening and the work of 826NYC’s young writers.

We look forward to seeing everyone again for our 20th Anniversary Celebration in 2024.

Photo by Aslan Chalom.