Evening with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Michael Chabon Set for Berkeley Tonight


Oakland's Park Day School will host an evening in conversation with literary luminary and Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon, tonight, October 2, 7:00pm, at the beautiful Julia Morgan Theatre (2640 College Avenue, Berkeley.)

The venue's intimate setting will allow for a personal and authentic experience for those in attendance to hear from the accomplished author on a variety of topics and ask questions of their own. This incisive and candid conversation with Chabon and Park Day School's Zach Wyner will benefit the school's academic and financial assistance programs.

Tickets ($24 advance, $20 students) can be purchased online at www.parkdayschool.org or by calling 510-653-0317, ext 103.

Michael Chabon is known for continually reinventing conventional genres and entertaining readers while gently provoking self-reflection. His writings are widely considered the "cutting edge" of conventional fiction, with Time Magazine declaring "you can almost see the future of literature coming." Called "An amazingly rich, emotionally detailed story" by the New York Times, his newest book, Telegraph Avenue, is a big-hearted and exhilarating novel that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California families, one black and one white, delivering a bravura epic of friendship, race, and secret histories. His first novel, a hilarious and poignant coming of age story titled The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, was published when he was just 25 and catapulted him to literary celebrity. He followed it with novels includingWonder Boys (later converted to a film starring Michael Douglas), The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Summerland, and Gentlemen of the Road. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001 for his internationally celebrated novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Moderator Zach Wyner has worked as a playwright, actor, and tutor and has spent the past four years teaching at Park Day School. He earned his MFS in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco in 2009 and splits his free time between tutoring math and writing, volunteering at 826 Valencia, and writing a collection of short stories.

The conversation will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:00pm in the Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Ave, Berkeley. Tickets: $24 each ($45 per pair) advance tickets, $25 at the door, $20 students (under 18). Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.ParkDaySchool.org or by calling 510-653-0317 x103.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Chaney

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