Writing Gallery

This is what we are all about! We are so very happy to share with you some of the best student writing from workshops, field trips, and tutoring sessions at 826 centers across the country. We also accept submissions by any students age 6-18. All writing can be emailed to submissions [at] 826national.org for consideration. Read on and enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Work from the Young Authors of 2012!

We have fiction, poems, and plays from the next generation of storytellers! Students from 826 chapters across the country have put pen to paper to create these new, riveting books. Here’s a sneak peek for you.

Smacked with Some Sense, a monologue

by Tavana Faatavi from 826 Valencia

Ay, wassup witchu, bruh? Wuss goin’ on witchu? You smoove, bruh? Wuss wrong? Oh yeah, I been meanin’ to get you about that ‘cause I really think this thang is getting out of hand. Check this out. I know you might not wanna hear what I’ve got to day, but juss know I’m sayin’ all this with love. Them dudes you runnin’ with ain’t safe. Read the entire piece...


by Leo Lion from 826NYC

Orithian received a prophecy, predicting a monster so fierce and destructive that it would bring about a new age and destroy the Olympians.
He knew that such a monster could only be a child of Echidna. He set out to battle and destroy the beast. He passed over mountainous lands and over many rivers, facing many difficulties. Read the entire piece...

Martial Artist: David Shim

Interview by Jacoby Myers from 826 Boston

David is a martial artist. He is also a college professor at Boston University and a psychologist who works with kids who have anger problems. He is Asian-American, very strong, and very calm.
Jacoby: What made you want to be a fighter?
David: Well, when I was about eleven years old, I saw a Bruce Lee movie. He was beating up everybody—a little Asian guy beating up everybody, right?—and I though, that’s what I want to do! But as I trained more, I realized martial arts is about more than just beating people up. But that’s how I got into it. Read the entire piece...

My Mother’s Shirt

by Tiana Minter-El from 826DC

My favorite shirt was handed down to me From my mother dearest.

She said it came from the year 1996.
I was ten at the time.
From the moment I got it,
I felt everything my mother felt.
Like the time I was in her belly,
And she was wearing the shirt
To the supermarket,
So she could pick up our food. Read the entire piece...

We Miss Him So Much

by Tiney Nash from 826CHI

Have you ever lost someone in your life who was special and who, every time you looked at his obituary, you thought of old, fun memories you shared together? Last year, when I was only thirteen, I lost a real good friend who was like a brother to me. Dantril was the funniest guy you could ever know. He was a handsome, dark-skinned gentleman -- tall, bowlegged, and skinny, and caring toward others. We would laugh and then wait on his next words so we could laugh even more. Read the entire piece...


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