826LA Presents: McSweeney's Quarterly #37 Release Party
Monday, May 9, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
Please join 826LA and McSweeney's as we celebrate the release of
McSweeney's Quarterly #37!
Pick up a copy of the McSweeney's Quarterly #37, and enjoy an evening full of drinks, readings by Quarterly contributors, and a special musical guest.
Guests for the evening include Kevin Moffett, Edan Lepucki, Laraine Newman, and a special musical performance by Tristen. The evening will be hosted by Joshuah Bearman.
Tickets are $26 with pre-purchased copy of the McSweeney's Quarterly #37, or $10 for general admission (without McSweeney's #37). Both tickets include drinks and a special musical performance.
McSweeney's will be available for purchase for $26, plus tax.
Please join us!
Monday, May 9th
8 PM, doors at 7:30 PM
826LA in Venice
685 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
About McSweeney's Quarterly #37:
Our return, after four issues, to pure hardcover bookness features Jonathan Franzen on Upper East Side ambition, Jess Walter on the men who ride children's bicycles in Spokane, Washington, Joe Meno on women who want to be eaten by lions, Etgar Keret and Joyce Carol Oates on murder and language in a restaurant called Cheesus Christ and at Gate C34 of Newark International Airport, respectively—and ten more stories besides, five of them strange and beautiful pieces from Kenya that will tell you, indelibly, what it's like to be drunk for seventy-two hours straight in Nairobi or to smuggle contraband jam into the girls' dormitory of the Precious Blood Riruta Secondary School or to fly over the Kalacha Goda oasis in a small plane, at sunset, with your brother in a coffin next to you. Other topics covered include unemployment, drumming vs. painting, and Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square car-bomb attempter. As if that wasn't enough, this one is our first full-color issue in quite a while, too, with illustrations on every page—order yours today!
When & Where
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
With this in mind, we provide after-school and in-school tutoring, creative workshops, field trips, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.
All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.