Over 100 people packed into the writing lab at 826 Valencia on October 13 for Phase II of Lit Crawl. One of our favorite nights of the year, Lit Crawl brings thousands of literary fans to Valencia Street and gives us a great occasion to celebrate the release of a new 826 Quarterly, our literary magazine of writing from all our student programs.
This time, we celebrated the 826 Quarterly, Volume 16, which features a foreword by writer/editor Isaac Fitzgerald and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton in addition to the pieces of sixty-five students ages 6-18. Isaac kicked off the reading by sharing his foreword, and then nine student authors gave the crowd a hint of what they would find in the anthology. From eighteen-year-old Marshon Darden Smith’s mystery story about a missing mummy to ten-year-old Jessica Berrios’s three-person play called “Darkness Helping,” the selection delighted the crowd.
If you’d like to read a poem called, “An Average Dirt Bike,” or “Love, Blah, Blah, Blah,” or if you’ve been looking for honest journalism on the topics of chickens, parakeets, or how to build golf courses, or if you’re just interested in some fresh fiction, the 826 Quarterly, Volume 16 is for you. You can pick up a copy at the Pirate Supply Store.