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Catching Dave Eggers's Pitch

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Some guy named Dave Eggers was in town recently. We think he's a writer or something.

Literary blog The Elegant Variation has published Katherine Darnell's report of Tuesday's Book Soup event. She enjoyed the show but was a bit dissatisfied with Eggers & Co's hard sell. According to Ms. Darnell, Eggers plans to open an LA-branch of his nonprofit writing center, 826 Valencia, which provides tutoring and writing skills workshops for kids. They're seeking volunteers.

If Eggers et al. do open a tutoring center in LA, we wonder if their version of The Store will become Los Angeles's only independent pirate supply store?