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The Sounds The Stories: EMÆL – Teardrop

In preparation for our first episode of The Sounds The Stories, we invited EMÆL, our first guest, to record some music during the final stages of construction on the 1888 Center. Inspired, they decided to cover Teardrop by Massive Attack.READ MORE

Why We Write: Orange County Tour

We are taking our Why We Write project on the road with an Orange County Tour. Live events will be produced throughout the diverse cities of Orange County and feature author readings from curated essay submissions. Each event will be recorded for audio podcast and video documentary.READ MORE


Donating without spending any extra money may sound too good to be true but if you’re already an Amazon shopper, then welcome to AmazonSmile. Anyone with an Amazon account can shop through and Amazon will donate .5 percent of their purchases to 1888 (Eighteen Eighty Eight).

Shop this season at and support our mission. You shop. Amazon gives.READ MORE


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.READ MORE

The How, The Why: 184 – Taryn Tilton

A live recording of our educational podcast The How The Why with Taryn Tilton, the winner of The Plaza Literary Prize 2017. This event celebrates the release of her novella Cherry Cherry with a panel discussion featuring Michael Dean Clark who was on the 2017 Jury and her editors Julianne Berokoff and Hunter Moreno.READ MORE

The Hero’s Journey Podcast: Episode 0

In Episode 0, hosts Jeff Garvin and Dan Zarzana introduce the concept of The Hero’s Journey using examples from Star Wars and Harry Potter.READ MORE