888 Love and the Divine Burden of Numbers with Abe Chang ’94

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Stuyvesant Alumni from all class years are invited to join author Abe Chang ’94 for a virtual book talk of his latest book, 888 Love and the Divine Burden of Numbers, on May 29, 2024. The discussion will be co-moderated by Cyd Oppenheimer ’94 and Annie Thoms ’93.

A Q&A will follow the discussion.

We are glad to extend this book talk opportunity to Stuyvesant alumni, students, and friends. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at 7PM (ET) via Zoom. (Zoom Link to be provided upon RSVP.)

Please note, this event requires a ticket. Your registration confirmation will serve as your ticket.







  • SHSAA Members: $5
  • General Alumni and Guests: $10*
  • Event Ticket + SHSAA Membership: $25
  • Stuyvesant Students & Faculty/Staff: FREE

Your registration confirmation email will serve as your ticket(s).

Current Stuyvesant students and faculty/staff can join this event for free. Please select the appropriate ticket above (under “General Alumni and Guests”) or email us at [email protected] for details on how to attend.

*If you are experiencing financial hardship but still want to attend, please email [email protected] and we will make accommodations.



Abe Chang ’94

Abraham Yu-Young Chang ’94 is an award-winning, published poet with an MFA in creative writing from New York University. He has worked in the publishing industry since 2000 and currently manages Special Sales for Simon & Schuster. He lives in Forest Hills, Queens, with his wife.



Cyd Oppenheimer ’94

Cyd Oppenheimer ’94 graduated from Stuyvesant High School, where she was a devoted acolyte of Judith Kocela and Dr. Shapiro. She is currently an attorney with The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. Over the course of her legal career, Cyd has represented defendants in criminal court and children in special education and disciplinary proceedings and engaged in research, data analysis, and legislative advocacy on issues related to child welfare, juvenile justice, early care and education, and K-12 education. In her spare time, Cyd likes to cook, play with her dogs, and read to herself and her children. She is currently reading Babbitt to her 13-year-old, A Swiftly Tilting Planet to her 10-year-old, and Harry Potter (Book 3) to her 5-year-old, and is open to suggestions for what to read next.

Annie Thoms ’93

Annie Thoms ’93 graduated from Stuyvesant High School and has taught English there since 2000, with a few breaks to care for her three children and to work as a Teacher Consultant with the NYC Writing Project. At Stuyvesant, her courses have included Freshman Composition, American Short Stories, Writers’ Workshop, Women’s Voices, Writing in the World, and her current selective, Writing to Make Change. She is the editor of the play with their eyes: September 11th–the view from a high school at ground zero. Annie began to talk about books with Cyd when they were classmates at Stuyvesant High School, continued the conversation at Williams College, and plans to keep it going until they are both doddering old ladies swapping titles in the nursing home.


If you have any questions about this event, please reach out to [email protected].