826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. View their website.
Visiting Authors In-School Program
Presented by: 826DC
826DC's Visiting Authors Program, made possible by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, provides local writers and authors an opportunity to collaborate with DC students and facilitate discussions and activities to complement and enhance classroom learning. The Visiting Authors Program also seeks to create a lasting relationship with our authors and writers. Our Visiting Authors become genuine partners in our work, helping to disseminate literature, serving as mentors, and inspiring youth to write through dynamic curricula. At least one teacher and one school staff member are needed to take part in our workshops. 826DC work directly with each teacher and school partners to schedule visits. This is programis fully funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Dates: 826DC will provide 30 independent funded in-school workshops to be scheduled between March and June. Please indicate your date and time preferences in the reqest form.
Length of Event: 4 one-hour visits (or however long your class periods last)
Location: IN SCHOOL
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Supplementary Materials: Flyer