Date: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:00 pm

Hailed as the J.D. Salinger of this generation, the New York Times recently called Eggers “the magnetic center of a literary counter establishment.” His books—from his first, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, to How We are Hungry, and his most recent, Zeitoun— put him in a sphere unlike any other modern writer. He has also written Hollywood, screenplays for Away We Go and Where the Wild Things Are. Eggers is also the founder and Editor of McSweeney’s which is both one of the country’s best-read and widely-circulated literary journals and a small publishing house committed to finding new voices.


Ticket Information

Purchase tickets for an interview with Dave Eggers.


Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, to be held February 27-29, 2012, is an annual event designed to inspire both the writer and the reader. The evening interviews, conducted by symposium founder Dean Nelson, feature lively conversations about the stories behind the author’s stories. The audience gets to eavesdrop on these exchanges and even interact with the writer during a Q&A session that follows. Specialized afternoon workshops, conducted by published writers, provide tips and insight into the writing process. You are invited to join us and listen in on what some of today’s cutting edge writers have to say!

Sponsored by the Point Loma Nazarene University Department of Literature, Journalism and Modern Languages, and partially funded by the estate of Mery Olive Bangs.

Contact Event Coordinator, Edie Chapman, at (619) 849-2297 with any questions.