Dave Eggers: INFORUM's 21st Century Award


Dave Eggers, Founder and Editor, McSweeney’s; Co-Founder, 826 Valencia; Author, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius;

In conversation with Dan Moulthrop, Co-author, Teachers Have It Easy; Co-founder, The Civic Commons; Former Public Radio Host

Having charmed the literary world at the age of 30 with his best-seller, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Eggers immediately lent his commercial success to the enlightenment of our youth through literature and education. Infusing his personal passions and writing talents into the community, Eggers has taken on numerous philanthropic efforts including 826 Valencia, ScholarMatch and onceuponaschool.org. INFORUM is pleased to award this Bay Area humanitarian with our 21st Century Visionary Award. Eggers has got a way with words, so you won’t want to miss out on this sharp discussion, which is sure to expand your appreciation for the scholastic prospects of our youth and the value of fair access to higher education.

Location: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. reception
Cost: $25 standard, $15 members; Premium seating: $45 standard, $30  members, $10 students for all categories (with valid ID)
Tickets available via City Box office. Order online or call 415-392-4400
Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation as part of The Good Lit series. Wine sponsor: Thanks to The Right Blend and Russian River Vineyards for donating the wine for our Premium Reception.