826 Benefit Screenings of Where The Wild Things Are

Published August 27, 2009 by Spike

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There are screenings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, New York and Ann Arbor, Mich also. Everywhere there is an 826.

826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in seven cities across the country. Our goal is to assist students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our work is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

After the founding of 826 Valencia, the flagship center in San Francisco, educators around the U.S. joined in to pursue the same goals in their local communities. Now 826 Valencia also serves as the headquarters of 826 National, an umbrella organization that coordinates the adaptation of 826’s tutoring and mentorship model in other cities. Already, 826 has sister centers in New York, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Seattle, and Boston. Through volunteer support, each of the seven 826 chapters provides drop-in tutoring, class field trips, writing workshops, and in-schools programs—all free of charge. 826 chapters are especially committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.

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10 comments so far

  1. Ryan says:

    i will definitely have to take a day off work and try to make the SF showing. that would definitely make my whole month.

  2. jamin paul says:

    bought my tickets immediately after reading this. see you in chicago!

  3. allie says:

    how does one get tickets!

  4. Graham says:

    Yes, how does one get tickets? I want to go to the screening in A2, Mi

  5. Melissa says:

    I want to go to the San Francisco screening! Now time to find ticket…

  6. lester says:

    come to ohio, spike!!!

  7. Alex Deaton says:

    At the Music Box! That’s my favorite theater ever! You have no idea how thrilled I am to be seeing this September 20th, at the music box, then Q&A’ing it up with Jonze and Eggers afterwards. I will be center front.

  8. Jeff says:

    Can’t wait.

    Boing Boing posted some interesting party favors.

    http://www.boingboing.net/2009/08/27/where-the-wild-thing-1.html

  9. caitlin says:

    i’m super excited for the ny showing but i can’t find any info on purchasing tickets. :(

  10. 826 National says:

    Hi everyone,
    Tickets for all of the screenings are going on sale last week and this week. Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle are already on sale, and San Francisco, Ann Arbor, New York and Boston will be up soon. You can get info on tickets for all screenings here: http://www.826national.org/article/191/the-wild-things-are-coming-to-your-city
    Hope to see everyone in their respective cities!

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