"On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Each Fall, City Arts & Lectures presents “On Arts,” a series benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarships. The events feature conversations with writers, artists, comedians, actors, and other cultural figures. Proceeds help six deserving students attend college.

826 VALENCIA is a non-profit dedicated to supporting students age 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The center includes a writing lab, a street-front retail pirate store, and satellite Writers’ Rooms at Everett and James Lick middle schools. 826 offers after-school tutoring, bookmaking, field trips, creative writing workshops, in-school tutoring, college essay help, and assistance for English language learners. There are now seven other 826 chapters across the country. This eight-event series benefits the 826 Valencia College and Career Readiness Program, which funds annual scholarships to six outstanding college-bound Bay Area students.

Miranda July & Sheila Heti

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Sarah Vowell

Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Yotam Ottolenghi & David Lebovitz

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Orhan Pamuk

Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Isabel Allende

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Dan Savage

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Jesse Eisenberg

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

W. Kamau Bell

Monday, November 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Jonathan Franzen

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Mary-Louise Parker

Monday, December 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Past Events