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Writer-in-Residence: Dave Eggers (Dates TBD)

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Humanities Research Institute and the Creative Writing Program, Department of English
Date
Oct 1, 2021   All Day
Contact
Humanities Research Institute
E-Mail
info-hri@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
A Year of Creative Writers

Please note that the specific dates are to be determined. Check back for details closer to October 2021!

 

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.


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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