Show & Tell: Pirate Shop & Student Writing Center 826 Valencia

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If the pirate store marking the entrance to writing nonprofit 826 Valencia isn’t enough to pull you in for a peek, its collection of impressive student-produced publications and calendar of workshops surely will. Thanks to founders Dave Eggers and star educator Ninive Calegari, the now-nationwide organization is celebrating their 10th anniversary – and boy, they have a lot to be proud of!

About Laura

With a passion for events, interviews, and her pet aloe plants, Laura strives to live in a world where writing poetry evokes celebrity status. When she's not planning her apartment's next face-lift, she's either befriending strangers or admiring maps. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, is a member of ModCloth's Charitable Giving Committee, and is an avid appreciator of funky hairstyles and too-hot sauces.


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