This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store.
Anthony Marra, Kyle Boelte, and student contributors Isaac Schott-Rosenfield, Sian Ee, and Emma Hardison join us to celebrate the 12th annual installment of the annual Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology.
About The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016
If you need to fall in love with reading again or just want a reminder that high school students deserve a lot more than their reading lists give them then this is the book for you. "Best" Guest editor Rachel Kushner, author of "The Flamethrowers, " works with a group of high school students out of 826 Valencia to select "The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016." The BANR Committee gathers weekly in the basement of a small publishing house in San Francisco to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, blogs, transcripts, and anything else that strikes their fancy. They are assisted by a group of 826 students that meet in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In a small but comfortable conference room, in a publishing house in San Francisco, a group of high school students met weekly over the past year to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. They had some good times. There was a whiteboard in the conference room, and often cartoons were drawn on this whiteboard. The cartoons were of varying quality.