The Three Michaels poster, designed by The M-Line.

As you may have heard, Berkeleyside is organizing what promises to be a hugely entertaining evening on Monday Dec. 10. The “three Michaels of Berkeley” — Michael Chabon, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan, all Berkeley residents — will come together for the first time to talk place, politics, people and, no doubt, writing. The event is a benefit for 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.

We are delighted to announce today that “The Three Michaels: A Berkeley Conversation” is sold out. Clearly many people are as eager as we are to support a great cause and to hear from three of the country’s best writers, all of whom do fascinating work in their fields.

There is one last chance to snag tickets, however.

Berkeleyside has donated four pairs of tickets to WriterCoach Connection, the Berkeley-based nonprofit that trains and coordinates volunteer writing coaches who work with high school students in the East Bay. WriterCoach is putting the tickets (worth $200 per pair) into a raffle and every donation to WriterCoach through November 14 is entered to win a pair.

Learn more at WriterCoach Connection. All donations to the online raffle will support the ongoing work of WriterCoach Connection: helping kids gain skill and confidence in their writing. Good luck and hope to see you on Dec. 10!

To find out about more events in Berkeley and nearby, check out Berkeleyside’s Events Calendar. We also encourage you to submit your own events.

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