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Posted on Thu, May 30, 2013 : 12:50 p.m.

Storymakers Dinner at Zingerman's Roadhouse to benefit 826michigan

By Ann Dwyer

Zingerman's Roadhouse will host the Fourth Annual Storymakers Dinner, a benefit for 826michigan.


A student gets tutored through 826michigan. Courtesy of 826Michigan

Courtesy of 826Michigan

Acclaimed author Deb Olin Unferth will lead an evening of great stories and great food to aid the organization that helps over 2,500 students find their inspiration and skill in writing.

Unferth has written "Vacation" and "Revolution: The Year I Fell In Love and Went to Join the War," a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a two-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize and currently teaches creative writing at Wesleyan University.

Former 826michigan student Saif Ghanem will also be a special guest for the evening. His essay, "The Story of My Life," was included in the 826 National publication "Be Honest, And Other Advice from Students Around the Country."

The dinner will feature a Venezuelan-inspired menu by Chef Alex Young.

Advance reservations can be made by calling 734-761-3463 or emailing Executive Director Amanda Uhle at You can also purchase online at

Wednesday, June 5, 2013. 6:30 p.m. $100 per person. Zingerman's Roadhouse is located at 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-663-FOOD.