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826 Boston celebrates ‘Night of 1,000 Stories’

From left: writer Luis Alberto Urrea with 826 Boston students Stevelyn Desire, Julia Teixeira, and Agnes Ugoji at the benefit.

Anne Haggerty

From left: writer Luis Alberto Urrea with 826 Boston students Stevelyn Desire, Julia Teixeira, and Agnes Ugoji at the benefit.

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The Roxbury writing center for young people, 826 Boston, had its fifth annual “Night of 1,000 Stories” benefit at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge on Tuesday. The featured speaker was writer (and former Boston resident) Luis Alberto Urrea , who was a Pulitzer finalist for his nonfiction book “The Devil’s Highway: A True Story.” VIPs included 826 cofounder Dave Eggers, and students Stevelyn Desire, Julia Teixeira, and Agnes Ugoji, who helped with the night’s presentation.

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