REALM Charter School presents:
February 2, 2013, 6-10pm
Berkeley High School Little Theatre
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
$40 General Admission
$250 VIP includes books, reception, and priority seating
In Conversation: Michael Chabon and Junot Diaz
In Conversation is an annual, unmoderated discussion between brilliant people. Hosted by Realm Charter School, In Conversation is a fundraisier and a forum to encourage and celebrate critical conversations around topics important to all of us.
On Februay 2nd at Berkeley High School’s Little Theatre, join us for an evening of literary genius between Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Michael Chabon and Junot Diaz. The two will read from their latest works, “Telegraph Avenue” and “This is How You Lose Her,” followed by an unscripted conversation around creativity, writing, and education. For VIP ticket holders, a reception with the authors will follow down the street at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza. VIP attendees will also receive a copy of each book and priority seating (limited to 100 tickets).
About Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves in Their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps and Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, and the middle grade book Summerland. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
About Junot Diaz
Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; as well as This is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist; and the critically-acclaimed Drown. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, and numerous Best American Short Stories anthologies. He is the recipient of a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship and PEN/O. Henry Award among other accolades. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About REALM Charter School
The mission of Realm Charter School is to cultivate resiliency, develop critical thinking skills, advance knowledge through rigorous studies, and equip students to serve our communities and the world in the 21st century. Realm Charter School will serve diverse urban students in grades 6-12 using a student-centered model that features project-based learning, an emphasis on technology, research and action on concerns in the community and activities that develop emotional resiliency.
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