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Writer-In-Residence | Dave Eggers

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Humanities Research Institute and the Creative Writing Program, Department of English. Supported by the Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and Humanities.
Apr 12, 2023 - Apr 13, 2023   All Day
Humanities Research Institute

This residency will consist of two events:

Authors in Conversation: Dave Eggers & Daniel Gumbiner Talk about Things in a Room
Wednesday, April 12, 6:00
i-Hotel Ballroom

Join UIUC alum and author, Dave Eggers in conversation with Daniel Gumbiner, editor of the Believer Magazine and author of The Boatbuilder. 

Authors in Conversation: On Working with Community Organizations and Nonprofits
Thurs. April 13, 2:00 
Levis Faculty Center Room 210

Eggers, who founded the educational nonprofits 826 Valencia and ScholarMatch, and the publishing imprints McSweeney’s and Voice of Witness, talks about how you can pursue your creative endeavors in the nonprofit realm.

Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, What is the What, A Hologram for the King, and The Lifters. He is founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a humor website, and a journal of new writing, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. McSweeney’s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centers around the United States and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. Eggers is winner of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Education, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the TED Prize, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Northern California with his family.

Daniel Gumbiner's first book, The Boatbuilder, was nominated for the National Book Award and a finalist for the California Book Awards. He is the Editor of The Believer and a 2022-23 Hermitage Fellow. He lives in Oakland, CA.

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