The free literary tutoring center 826 Seattle is having a party at noon on Saturday to celebrate the publication of their latest student-created book, “In Our Hood (52 Short Plays You Can Perform in Any Place).” It was written by students from Hamilton International Middle School and students from one of 826’s Saturday workshops. 826 Seattle’s director, Teri Hein, says:
As you might imagine, the plays are hilarious and strange and wonderful. Please come buy the book and and have it signed by the authors! At the party, there will be actors doing a dramatic reading of a few of the plays and Rocky Votolato will sing us, among other things, a rousing version of “Happy Birthday” as December also happens to mark 826 Seattle’s third trip ’round the sun. There will also be cake.
Teri also points out the party is a good opportunity to purchase holiday gifts in the Greenwood Space Travel Supply store, which is the “front” for 826 Seattle. And all of the profit goes to supporting their writing programs.
December hours for the store, located at 8414 Greenwood Ave. N., are Monday and Tuesday 3-6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 12-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
By the way, 826 Seattle’s recent Mustache-A-Thon raised more than $13,000 to support the center’s programs.