Tell Me A Story

16th June 2015

This memorable evening, which included the first Letters Live show to be put on outside of the UK, celebrated ten years of 826LA inspiring students to write. 826LA is all about creativity, and in that tradition, creative people – writers, musicians, comedians, and other special guests, including a number of 826LA alumni – took to the stage to show the power of the written word. And the whole evening was hosted by the legendary talk show host Jimmy Kimmel who also did a brilliant job introducing each of the letters and performers.

Letters Live was the entertainment for this gala dinner event which raised over $350,000 for 826LA, the LA branch of the remarkable charity that Dave Eggers founded in San Francisco in 2001 and which now operates in over a dozen cities in America.

Readers included:

  • JJ Abrams
  • LeVar Burton
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Brad Hall
  • Miranda July
  • Thandie Newton
  • BJ Novak
  • Matt Stone
  • Sergio Perez

Music by:

Aimee Mann and Emiliana Torrini