Youth Writing Nonprofit to Host Celebration of New Orleanian Writers Featuring Sarah M. Broom and Jami Attenberg
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Monday, Feb. 3, youth writing and publishing nonprofit 826 New Orleans hosts “Origin Stories: A Discussion with New Orleanian Writers” at 6 p.m. in their Youth Writing Center located at 1750 St. Bernard Ave.
National Book Award winner Sarah M. Broom (The Yellow House) and New York Times-bestselling author Jami Attenberg (All This Could Be Yours) alongside two members of the 826 Young Writers’ Council, a group of select high schoolers from across the city that serve as the writers and editorial board for two publications each school year.
The event features questions for the writers written by 1st-4th grade students in 826 New Orleans’s After School program, facilitated by one of the 4th grade students.The event is inspired by the organization’s second annual origin story workshops, a collaboration with the Made in New Orleans (MiNO) Foundation and Gracious Bakery. Students wrote fictional origin stories describing the traditional Carnival treat. Select origin stories from the workshop will grace the cover of king cake boxes from Gracious Bakery the week leading up to Mardi Gras.
The Feb. 3 event features king cake, beverages, and small bites from Chef Barbara Rodriguez, provided by Gracious Bakery and the MiNO Foundation.
Tickets are $50 and all-inclusive. All proceeds from the event benefit the free creative programs at 826 New Orleans.