Dave Eggers is the man who started 826 Valencia in San Francisco and inspired lots of other creative writing centres in the world- including the Sydney Story Factory in Redfern. He was in Sydney. I missed the special volunteer’s session with him, but managed to get 2 tickets to hear him talk at the carriage works on 3rd September. I took my teacher friend Donna. Cath Keenan did an outstanding job interviewing Eggers and I came away feeling inspired. He is one clever man with a host of interesting ideas. We need more creative thinkers like him in our world.