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Writer/editor Dave Eggers to speak, April 12-13

Fiction writer and editor Dave Eggers will make two presentations at 185 Nassau St. Wednesday and Thursday, April 12-13.

He will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Stewart Film Theater. He also will speak on independent publishing at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 207.

Eggers is the author of the books "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," "You Shall Know Our Velocity!" and "How We Are Hungry."

In his second presentation, Eggers will talk about the vital role small publishers play in the world of American fiction and poetry. Drawing upon his own experience, he will discuss the process of starting and running a small magazine.

In 1998, Eggers founded McSweeney's, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that publishes a quarterly literary journal, novels, translations and books of nonfiction as well as the monthly arts publication, The Believer. He also will discuss other journals, past and present, that play a significant role in the literary landscape, and which serve as an inspiration to him and other editors of small magazines.

The events are sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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