2005_07_artssedaris.jpgTonight David Sedaris is hosting an evening at 826NYC (we know, we know...you don't like Dave Eggers, but 826 is a great place none-the-less). The evening will be made up of a selection of readings from the book of short stories Sedaris edited called Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules. The book and the evening are both in support of the Writing Lab at 826NYC.

The Writing Lab is a free lab and tutoring center for children in Brooklyn. It helps students, ages 6-18, develop their writing skills in the realm of creative and expository writing. Or, in other words, it's creating an army of tiny little Eggers. Check out some of the kids writing here, they also help run the blog.

The evening will be co-hosted by Sarah Vowell, and will include readings by Lorrie Moore, Charles Baxter, Akhil Sharma, Joyce Carol Oates, and a few surprise special guests.

Details: 8pm at The Great Hall at Cooper Union [7 East 7th Street] // $20 (Tickets available at the door and also online)