Dave Eggers, best-selling author and philanthropist, to speak at WSU's Van Dusen Lecture Series

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, best-selling author Dave Eggers will give a lecture entitled "Buccaneers, Robots, Yetis and Other Agents of Social Change" at Wayne State University as a part of the Van Dusen Lecture Series. Eggers is the author of 10 books, including his 2000 memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and the 2013 distopian novel "The Circle." He is also the founder of 826 National, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that offers one-on-one after school help to kids in cities around the country in tutoring centers located behind whimsical storefronts.

Eggers recently announced his latest project, a book of stories written by students at Detroit's Boggs School featuring his own illustrations, in an Oct. 13 interview with Model D. The book, "Where Is It Coming From?", is available exclusively from Literati, an independent bookstore in Ann Arbor.

Eggers' lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Wayne State’s Community Arts Auditorium (450 Reuther Mall, Detroit). The event is free and  open to the public, and will be followed by a reception at 7:30PM. RSVP and view event details here.

A smaller half-day workshop will take place Wednesday November 5, 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Golightly Education Center in Detroit. Participants will team up with the creators of 826michigan's Detroit locale to shape their new Robot Factory. Participation is free, though space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your space.
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