CA – Literary Power Couple

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Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman – December 7

Acclaimed columnist Jon Carroll will host an evening in conversation with the literary power house married couple, Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon and New York Times best-selling author Ayelet Waldman.  Chabon, author of novels including and The Yiddish Policemen’s UnionWonder Boys received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001 for his internationally celebrated novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.  His newest book, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son (release date October 6, 2009) is a collection of slyly interlinked essays based on personal reflections, regrets, and reexaminations, and is his first major work of nonfiction.  Ayelet Waldman is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace.  A film based on Waldman’s novel, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits starring Natalie Portman recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.  Chabon and Waldman will talk about the tough choices they, and other parents, face today in this lively and humorous candid conversation.

Berkeley Rep Theater, 2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704

Doors Open 6 PM with No Host Wine & Cheese
Events Begin at 7 PM

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Each event: $30 per person

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CA – In Conversation

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Brad Bird is the first guest in a series of conversations that S.F. Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll will host this year. Other guests will include authors Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Dave Eggars and Scott Rosenberg.

November 9:  Brad Bird from Pixar

Brad Bird is the director of the Academy® Award-winning films Ratatouille and The Incredibles, from Pixar Animation Studios. Prior to joining Pixar, Bird wrote and directed the critically acclaimed 1999 animated feature, The Iron Giant, which won the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature.

Bird began his first animated film at the age of 11, and finished it nearly three years later. The film brought him to the attention of Walt Disney Studios where, at age 14, he was mentored by Milt Kahl, one of a distinguished group of Disney’s legendary animators known as the “Nine Old Men.” Bird eventually worked as an animator at Disney and other studios.

Bird’s credits include acting as executive consultant on The Simpsons and King of the Hill, the two longest running and most celebrated animated series on television. He also created, wrote, directed and co-produced the Family Dog episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, and co-wrote the screenplay for the live-action feature *batteries not included.

Brad is currently preparing his next project, 1906, a live-action film.

Berkeley Rep Theater, 2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704

Doors Open 6 PM with No Host Wine & Cheese
Events Begin at 7 PM

TICKETS

Each event: $30 per person
The series of four: $100 per person

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