PA – Telegraph Avenue Signing

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Author Michael Chabon signs at Barnes & Noble on Monday September 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM!

Author Event
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, Summerland and more. Telegraph Avenue is a large-scale novel that brilliantly captures the nuances of race, commerce and class.

Special Instructions
Please present your original Barnes & Noble receipt (or BN.COM receipt) of Telegraph Avenue to receive a wristband for entry into this event. Wristbands will be given out beginning at 10:00 am Monday, September 16. Please call store for additional details: 412.462.5743.

Barnes & Noble
The Stacks at the Waterfront, 100 West Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120
412-462-5743

SF – Nerdist Writers Panel

nwpMichael Chabon, Erik Larsen, Glen David Gold, and Joshua Davis join host Ben Blacker for a special edition of the Nerdist Writers Panel at Wired Magazine on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Click here for tickets ($30)

Press Release:

Join Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; Telegraph Avenue), novelist Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil; Sunnyside), comic book writer/artist/publisher Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), and journalist and Wired contributing editor Joshua Davis (The Underdog) as they talk with moderator Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) about the process and business of writing.

Proceeds from the live panel benefit 826Valencia, the non-profit tutoring program founded by Dave Eggers.

The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you’d care to hear.

The Nerdist Writers Panel podcast is available via Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist network and is consistently a top TV/Film podcast on iTunes. Previous panelists have included Vince Gilligan (creator, Breaking Bad), Matthew Weiner (creator, Mad Men), Damon Lindelof (co-creator, Lost), Bob Odenkirk (co-creator, Mr. Show), and many, many more.

The Kitchen at Wired Magazine
520 3rd Street #305, San Francisco, CA 94107

MA – Telegraph Avenue Signing

Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh) returns to the Booksmith on Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 6:00pm with his long-awaited new novel. In Telegraph Avenue, he explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland families—one black, one white—through the world of pop culture.

SOLD OUT Tickets $5.00; order via Brookline Booksmith

A standby line will be forming at 5:30pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA) in the case that there are unclaimed tickets. Unclaimed tickets will go for sale at 5:55pm. They are $5 each and we will only accept cash sales at that point.

The book signing, which will take place at approximately 7pm at the Booksmith (279 Harvard St., Brookline) is open to all.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

SF – An Evening with Michael Chabon

Author Michael Chabon appears in conversation with Adam Savage at the Herbst Theatre on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Press Release:

An “immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times), Michael Chabon is celebrated for his remarkable ability to transport his readers. His first book, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, began as his thesis project at UC Irvine and became a coming-of-age novel about sexual identity. Published when he was just 25, the novel was a New York Times bestseller and catapulted Chabon into literary stardom. Chabon’s other novels include Wonder Boys, which was made into a critically-acclaimed film featuring Michael Douglas; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer-Prize; and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. His most recent non-fiction work, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son, was published in 2009. Chabon’s forthcoming novel, Telegraph Avenue, is the story of two intertwined Oakland, California, families, one black and one white. It is an exploration of friendship, race, and secret histories.

Adam Savage is an industrial special effects designer, actor and co-host of The Discovery Channel series Mythbusters. His acting resume includes early work as voices for Sesame Street characters created by his father. Savage has also taught advance model making at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has previously interviewed Michael Lewis, Chef David Chang and actor/musician Fred Armisen for City Arts & Lectures.

Buy tickets here.

Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

NYC – Telegraph Avenue Signing

Michael Chabon signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday September 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

About this Author
Although his novels and short stories have varied in setting — from the 1940s New York of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay to the contemporary Pittsburgh of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh — all of Michael Chabon s witty and understated books feature memorable, deftly-drawn characters trying to find their place in the world.

Barnes & Noble - Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NYC – CBLDF Book Expo Member Party

Press Release:

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is having a membership party to kick off Book Expo America, and we want you to be a part of it! Sponsored by IDW, the CBLDF Book Expo Welcome Mixer happens this Tuesday, May 24!

The CBLDF is inviting the book industry out for a welcome mixer on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Publishing professionals, booksellers, librarians, and creators are all invited to kick off BEA. The party is free for all BEA attendees and NYC comics and book professionals and retailers!

CBLDF will be soliciting memberships and donations to support its current work protecting comics and graphic novels. Please join us, and invite your colleagues!

The attacks on books and comics are becoming more frequent and more insidious, so CBLDF needs your help to spread the word. Currently, comics and graphic novels are being targeted by customs agents in the US and Canada. Individuals are having their books and digital devices searched and seized. Meanwhile, CBLDF continues to fight laws that would affect the sale and display of comics in brick and mortar stores and online.

CBLDF is fighting to protect your content, creators, and readers in the face of these and other threats. We can’t do it without you! Come to the party and support the cause! Together, we can ensure that CBLDF protects the First Amendment rights we all depend upon to do business.

There will be a raffle over the course of the evening with great prizes, and many local comic artists and writers will be in attendance, including Paul Pope (Batman Year 100, Heavy Liquid), Jessica Abel (Writing Words and Drawing Pictures, La Perdida), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Agnes Quill), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, The Babysitters Club), Paul Levitz (75 Years of DC Comics, Legion of Superheroes), Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle, The Escapist), Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press), and Michael Buckley (N.E.R.D.S., The Sisters Grimm)!

What: CBLDF’s Book Expo Member Party
Where: The Village Pourhouse, Restaurant Row, 366 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Ave), New York, NY
When: Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Why: To welcome BEA attendees to NYC and to help support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important First Amendment work!

CA – Empire State Launch Party

Meet inventive cartoonist Jason Shiga as he launches his new book, Empire State, at Escapist on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 from 7:00-9:00PM!

The Escapist
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

CA – Literary Power Couple

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

TICKETS

Each event: $30 per person

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Manhood for Amateurs Tour

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Michael Chabon (The Escapist, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) goes on a book tour for his latest novel.

Tuesday, October 6
7:00pm Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2705 E Carson St Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Wednesday, October 7
7:00pm New York, NY

Barnes & Noble, Union Square, New York, NY 10003

Thursday, October 8
7:00pm Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238

Friday, October 9
7:00pm Washington, DC

Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008

Monday, October 12
7:00pm Los Angeles, CA

Borders, Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Public Library

Wednesday, October 14
7:00pm Portland, OR

Powell’s Bookstore, 1005 W Burnside Portland, OR 97209

Friday, October 16
7:30pm Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Monday, October 19
7:30pm Denver, CO

Tattered Cover Books, 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO

Tuesday, October 20
7:00pm Kansas City, MO

Rainy Day Books/Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Wednesday, October 21
7:00pm Chicago, IL

Chicago Public Library, 400 S State ST Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, October 22
7:00pm Durham, NC

Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth ST Durham, NC 27705

Friday, October 23
7:00pm Miami, FL

Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL

Tuesday, October 27
7:00pm Oakland, CA

Diesel Books, 5433 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618

Wednesday, October 28
7:00pm Corte Madera, CA

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera, CA 94925

Thursday, October 29
7:00pm Menlo Park, CA

Kepler’s Books, Ste 200 1010 El Camino Menlo Park, CA 94025

Tuesday, November 3
7:30pm Sonoma, CA

Readers Book 130 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA

Wednesday, November 4
7:00pm San Mateo, CA

M Is For Mystery, 86 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA

Monday, November 9
8:00pm San Francisco, CA

Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, November 10
7:00pm Stanford, CA

Stanford University – Taube Center for Jewish Studies

Thursday, November 12
7:00pm Oakland, CA

A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 Lasalle Ave, Oakland, CA