You're invited to a special evening launching a unique space for literacy and learning in New Orleans.

Join Walter Isaacson, Chef Donald Link, 826 National co-founder Dave Eggers, some amazing young writers, and a special group of friends and supporters in helping Big Class open a one-of-a-kind space for cultivating literacy in New Orleans.

Since 2010 Big Class has created opportunities for over 3500 New Orleanians ages 6-18 to express themselves with skill and confidence, preparing them for extraordinary futures. In the 2017-2018 school year we will write a monumental new chapter when we open our Youth Writing Center in the 7th Ward and become the first southern chapter the acclaimed 826 National network.

Event guests will enjoy dinner by Chef Link and have an opportunity to preview plans for the building, meet Big Class’s leadership and students, and learn about the exciting ways to support this inspiring project. We hope you’ll join us in launching an innovative, supportive space for young people to learn, think, and write.

Space is limited, and by invitation only, so please RSVP below by April 28.

Contact Doug Keller, Big Class Executive Director, at or 504.450.4706

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May 18, 2017

6:00 PM

Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine

300 North Broad St.

(inside the ReFresh Project)

New Orleans, LA, 70119