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Postponed: Writer-in-Residence: Dave Eggers

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Humanities Research Institute and the Creative Writing Program, Department of English
Date
Oct 4, 2020 - Oct 8, 2020   All Day
Contact
Nancy Castro
E-Mail
ncastro@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
A Year of Creative Writers

Please note that this is postponed. Watch for updates later this year.

Dave Eggers is the author of twelve books, including The Monk of Mokha; The Circle; Heroes of the Frontier; A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award; and What Is the What, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France’s Prix Médicis Etranger. He is the founder of McSweeney’s and the cofounder of 826 Valencia, a youth writing center that has inspired similar programs around the world, and of ScholarMatch, which connects donors with students to make college accessible. He is the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and is the cofounder of Voice of Witness, a book series that illuminates human rights crises through oral history. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. He lives in Northern California with his family.

Part of A Year of Creative Writers at Illinois. Supported by the Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities.

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