Dave Eggers: INFORUM's 21st Century Award

Event has passed (Thu Mar 22, 2012 - Thu Mar 22, 2012)
Herbst Theater
7 pm
$10 - $45
City, Literary


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

In conversation with a surprise guest...

Having charmed the literary world at the age of 30 with his best-seller, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave 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 broader community, Eggers has taken on numerous philanthropic efforts, including 826 Valencia, an SF-based writing laboratory for young voices, and The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, dedicated to increasing access to schooling in post-conflict Sudan. 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 witty discussion, which is sure to expand your appreciation for the prospects of our youth and the value of the human potential.

For the official event listing visit: http://bit.ly/EggersINF

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.


  1. Herbst Theater
    401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA