826 Valencia: Food Talk and Letters to Obama
Our officemate Chris Ying is hosting a Food Writing workshop at 826 Valencia (which resides just across the street from our SF store). Chris is an editor at McSweeney's and manages the Voice of Witness series (Lart C. Berliner did the cover art for this book and a few others in the series). The books give voice to human rights issues through first-person oral histories and are worth checking out if you get a chance.
In other 826-related news, their Programs Director and one-half of the Big Stone Head team (purveyor of tees, mini comics, postcards, and Lincoln pillows at our store), Jory John, has edited a new McSweeney's book of kids' letters and drawings titled Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country. You can get them at the Pirate Store or pick one up from us if they're closed.