Friday, February 19, 2010

The Striking Viking Story Pirates... Best Benefit Ever

We absolutely LOVE The Striking Viking Story Pirates and their commitment to inspire kids to love creative writing, reading and to tell their stories. Its time for the Second Annual After School Special, (and for the second annual homage-to-the-stupendous-Striking Viking Story Pirates CAKE)

Last year's cake: Puppets & Vikings...what will this year's be??? Tickle Monsters? Cats Flying??
John Oliver! will host the After School Special on March 21st, featuring Jon Stewart in a new story! YES, that's right...Jon Stewart will appear live in a story by a young author in the audience-- Whoo-hoo!

2010 After School Special

Sunday, March 21, 2010
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

Story Pirates is a nationally respected arts and creative writing organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. Our goal is to promote literacy as a vital part of education and to preserve the spark of youthful creativity often lost in the transition to adulthood.

The cornerstone of the company is the Play/Write Program, a series of creative writing and drama workshops that lead to a musical sketch comedy show acted by adults and comprised entirely of stories written by kids.

The Story Pirates work with children at over 100 schools and community organizations from all neighborhoods, races, and socio-economic backgrounds. The majority of our programs serve children from low-income, culturally diverse populations.

Proceeds from the After School Special, chaired by Tracey and Jon Stewart, will be used to bring more high quality arts education to children who need it the most.

2 comments:

  1. omg! I love them both, how fun is that going to turn out?!?!?

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com

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  2. My family LOVED these guys! I have 2 boys and a girl, 4,7, and 10, and they couldn't get enough. This is such a fun and creative way to keep kids engaged, and watch their own work come to life. (my wife and I loved it too!!) I did a little research, and also came up with this little documentary that shows you a little more about them. Pretty neat stuff. http://watch.workbookproject.com/video/4232877-radar-30-story-pirates

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