Meet authors, aspiring authors and other lovers of literature as the Wilkes University Department of English hosts public readings courtesy of the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund.
Join these distinguished artists as they read from their work and discuss the creative process:
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
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.
All readings are in the Kirby Hall Salon, 202 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Free parking is available behind the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St.
These events are free and open to the public.
Dr. Mischelle B. Anthony
Associate Professor/Chair Department of English
Kirby Hall. Rm. 201
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 4529