David Eggers, Jane Smiley, Daniel Handler Form PAC, Raising Money For Progressives...

03/28/2008 02:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dave Eggers, Jane Smiley and Daniel Handler, aka "Lemony Snicket," are among those involved with the newly formed LitPAC, a coalition of authors that plans readings around the country to register voters and raise money for liberal candidates in this year's congressional elections.

"We feel we can raise $75,000 in hard money for congressional candidates, at $5,000 apiece," says LitPAC executive director Stephen Elliott, who has written four novels and a political memoir, "Looking Forward to It."

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