Enjoy eggnog and dazzle your family and friends with words!
A writer of many letters & recipient of a few, 826LA Volunteer J. Ryan Stradal will guide you through this popular expression of yuletide one-upmanship with real-world examples and sincere Minnesota-bred holiday cheer.
Plus! Get 50% off on holiday cards for all workshop attendees who donate $10 or more!
J. RYAN STRADAL is from the second-oldest town in Minnesota. His writing has appeared in Hobart, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Nervous Breakdown, Facsimilie, The Faster Times, and NFL.com, among other places. His longest running pen-pals are a dancer in Bolivia and his great-aunt in North Dakota.
When & Where
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 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 drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, 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.