Perhaps you heard Michael Lewis talking to Terry Gross on Fresh Air Wednesday  about his epic article in Vanity Fair about Obama’s Way. Or you could have listened to Michael Krasny’s interview with Michael Chabon about his new novel, Telegraph Avenue. Or maybe you were lucky enough to nab one of the 300 public seats for Michael Pollan’s Edible Education at UC Berkeley.

One of the wonders of today’s Berkeley is the presence of three of the country’s best writers, all named Michael, doing fascinating work in their respective fields. Berkeleyside is proud to announce that we’re bringing together the three Michaels for the first time, at 7:30 p.m. on December 10, at Berkeley Rep’s the Roda Theatre.

Chabon, Lewis and Pollan will talk about Berkeley, about their work, about whatever strikes their fancy. It’s an opportunity to gain insights into food culture, politics, the state of literature, and what makes Berkeley such a magnet for interesting people. The Three Michaels’ Berkeley Conversation will benefit 826 Oakland, a new youth writing program for the East Bay, inspired by Dave Eggers’ pioneering 826 Valencia. The event is sponsored by One PacificCoast Bank.

Tickets for the Three Michaels are available through Brown Paper Tickets. General admission is $100, and tickets for a pre-conversation champagne reception with Chabon, Lewis and Pollan are $175. We’re excited about the evening. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating conversation, supporting an important initiative for the young people of our community.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...