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What are we up to around 826michigan? A lot! From Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair updates to program closures to news and views from our students and volunteers, our blog chronicles it all.

WednesdayNovember 2013

We’re pleased to present 826michigan volunteer and School of Public Health student Jessi Carrothers with the inaugural Robotier of the Year award. Click here to learn more about her!

MondayJuly 2013

  Hello and welcome to the Month of the Designer at 826michigan! All July, we’ll be celebrating design at 826michigan and the people who bring it to life. Check back throughout the month for these features: A Grand Design: July’s Volunteer of the Month is Nick Mitchell! The Art of…

TuesdayMay 2013

Greetings readers! We know it has been a while — too long — since we published an essay on this blog, The Staple. Fortunately, staples don’t go bad. (As we can attest, given the state of our supply shelves.) And this essay will, we hope, be worth the wait. Magdalena…

WednesdayApril 2011

Several years ago, one of our favorite workshop leaders, Chris Hiltz, came up with the ingenious concept behind Michigan Science Theater 826. The workshop requires students to develop and record the soundtrack to a video clip where their amazing creativity usually results in gut-splitting hilarity. It was so popular that…

WednesdayMarch 2011

Workshop leaders Jane Hayes and Ami Walsh taught a fantastic 826michigan workshop in Nichols Arboretum in February of 2011, right in the middle of a glorious snow shower! After Jane led us through the Arb, Ami recorded our students reading the poetry they composed for the occasion (and some of…

MondayNovember 2010

One thing’s for sure at 826michigan. We know a good thing when we see it. Which is why, among other reasons, we’ve offered our Superhero World of Words workshop, taught by Ami Walsh and Cynthia Smith, for the last three autumns. We are THRILLED, then, to present our Feature of…

WednesdayJune 2010

Every spring, Ben Curran lets us take over his class at University Prep in Detroit. This year we did a pretty ridiculous social justice workshop. Watch the video to find out what happened!

SaturdayMay 2010

Last semester, Jonathan Schwartz taught a two-session workshop on comedic writing. We here at the 826michigan lab put together a video of the students performing their pieces. Enjoy!

ThursdayApril 2010

Thursday, April 1 We decided to kick off this event with one of our all-time favorite poems, written by Ypsilanti High graduate Keenan Wilson. This poem was featured in our in-school publication How to Rise or, I Put My Heart into the Close and the 826michigan OMNIBUS, Volume 2. Enjoy!…

ThursdayApril 2010

As you may know, April is National Poetry Month. As part of NPM, poets are challenged to write thirty poems in thirty days, one for each day of the month. To that end, we’ve decided to devote our Feature of the Month to just that. Check back here every day…

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