A Fundraiser for Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute 

Join Kate DiCamillo and Dave Eggers as they talk about writing, education, 826 National, books, current events, and life!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of an unforgettable conversation. 

It will be a night to support the writers of the future. Students from MOI's five arms of creative writing programming will read selections of their original work. Also, you'll have a laugh! Local improv troupe BLACKOUT will bring to life one of MOI's student publications from our Storytelling and Bookmaking Field Trips program.


March 31, 2017

VIP Reception - 6:30 p.m.

Program - 8:00 p.m.


Illusion Theater

528 Hennepin Ave, 8th Floor

Minneapolis, MN

**Only the $60 and $150 ticket levels include a signed book from Dave Eggers and Kate DiCamillo. Limited $30 tickets do not include books.



Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most beloved storytellers. She was the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and is a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week. Her books include Because of Winn- Dixie, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, and The Tale of Despereaux.

Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, The Circle, and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of seven tutoring centers around the country.