Two award-winning authors, Dave Eggers and Marlon James, will be hosting an on-stage conversation. Eggers is the author of The Circle, The Wild Things, A Hologram for a the King, Zeitoun, A Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius, and more. He is also co-founder of 826 National. James is the author of A Brief History of Seven Killings and The Book of Night Women, as well as the 2015 Man Booker Prize winner. He is a professor at Macalester College.
Eggers and James will be discussing topics related to recent books, education, 826 National, Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI), and more. 826 National is a seven-city network of nonprofit creative writing, tutoring, and publishing centers. Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute is a chapter-in-development with the national network. There will also be a VIP pre-party and a post-party before and after the discussion.
The pre-party reception will include food from Common Roots Cafe and drinks. Also, there will be an opportunity to mingle with Dave Eggers, Marlon James, and other guests. Eggers and James will be signing books. Each guest will leave with MOI swag and head to the event, where VIP seating will be reserved for them. The post-party will be held at the Turf Club and will be a larger get-together. Each guest will receive one drink ticket and snacks. Eggers and James will also be signing books at the post-party.
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All proceeds from the event supports Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute’s creative writing and academic programs.
Sponsors include: MPR, Rain Taxi, 826 National, The Loft Literary Center, Knock, Wise Ink, First Avenue & 7th St Entry, Central Presbyterian Church, Pollen, Common Roots Catering, House of Mercy, Kate DiCamillo, Zamansky Professional, Riley & Sarah Davis, and Lamprey Pass Workshop.