The 826 Quarterly, Volume 15 by Oscar VillalonThe 826 Quarterly, Volume 15 by Oscar Villalon

The 826 Quarterly, Volume 15

Foreword byOscar VillalonEditorJustin Carder, 826 Valencia 826 Valencia Writing Center

Paperback | August 31, 2012

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The 826 Quarterly is the outcome and chronicle of 10 years' success in grassroots education, It contains work by students aged 6 to 18 of 826 Valencia, an educational nonprofit co-founded by TED award winner Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari.This edition of the826 Quarterly contains fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by authors ages 6-18. The pieces are selected from all the 826 programs (drop-in tutoring, workshops, in-schools, projects, field trips) and at-large submissions. Pieces are chosen in a traditional literary journal style by an editorial board comprised of students and volunteer tutors.In this issue, readers will find cats named after major retail chains, the uncomfortable side of good deeds, haunted middle schools, prosthetic animal parts, tales of leaves gone astray, letters to dead people, stories of immigration, and, of course, mermaids.Like all writing coming out of 826 Valencia, this is by kids for kids, in a language that doesn't talk up or down to the readers, but straight across. Some of the pieces are straightforward, some unusually experimental. The writing is advanced and the themes explore issues that kids are actually interested in and that adults are sure to enjoy as well. This edition of the826 Quarterly contains fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by authors ages 6-18. The pieces are selected from all the 826 programs (drop-in tutoring, workshops, in-schools, projects, field trips) and at-large submissions. Pieces are chosen in a traditional literary journal style by an editorial board comprised of students and volunteer tutors.In this issue, readers will find cats named after major retail chains, the uncomfortable side of good deeds, haunted middle schools, prosthetic animal parts, tales of leaves gone astray, letters to dead people, stories of immigration, and, of course, mermaids.Like all writing coming out of 826 Valencia, this is by kids for kids, in a language that doesn't talk up or down to the readers, but straight across. Some of the pieces are straightforward, some unusually experimental. The writing is advanced and the themes explore issues that kids are actually interested in and that adults are sure to enjoy as well.
Oscar Villalon is a longtime 826 Valencia supporter and volunteer. He is the managing editor of the fantastic literary journal, ZYZZYVA and the former books editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. His writing has appeared in The Believer, VQR, and the Los Angeles Times, to name a few. Villalon is the undefeated champion of the 826 Valen...
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Title:The 826 Quarterly, Volume 15Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.88 × 5.38 × 0.53 inPublished:August 31, 2012Publisher:826 BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934750298

ISBN - 13:9781934750292

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