Wilkes University

Current Speaker

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers

Founder of McSweeney’s and author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and What is the What.

  • Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts

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Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, The Circle, A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine (The Believer). 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 seven tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. He lives in Northern California with his family.

 

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Video Transcript

Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools. With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference.

Dave Eggers

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.

Online Portfolio

McSweeney's Internet Tendency

McSweeney’s is a publishing company based in San Francisco. As well as operating a daily humor website, we also publish Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and an ever-growing selection of books under various imprints.

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Contact:

Dr. Mischelle B. Anthony
Associate Professor/Chair Department of English
Wilkes University
Kirby Hall. Rm. 201
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 4529
mischelle.anthony@wilkes.edu


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