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826 Seattle throws itself a party

Greenwood’s nationally-recognized youth writing and tutoring center, 826 Seattle, is throwing a party on Sunday to celebrate its recent award from the White House and its just-released anthology, “What to Read in the Rain.”
The community celebration is from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co., 8414 Greenwood Ave. N.
The anthology is a collection of writings from well-known Northwest authors and the best of 826’s student’s work. Dave Eggers, Barbara Thomas and David Lasky will read their work, along with several student authors. Of course, the books will be available for purchase, and featured authors will be happy to autograph them for you.
Two weeks ago, 826 Seattle was awarded the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. 826 Seattle Executive Director Teri Hein and student mentor Meron Kasahun traveled to Washington, D.C. to receive the award from First Lady Michelle Obama.