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Anna Quindlen And Chad Harbach In Two New Printers Row Live Events!

By Maggie Hellwig in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 20, 2012 4:00PM

May is already shaping up to be a big month for book releases and some exciting events. On the forefront are two new Printers Row Live events with Trib Nation.

On Friday, May 4, Pulitzer Prize journalist and author Anna Quindlen will be in conversation with Tribune Associate Editor Joyce Winnecke. As if two powerful female journalists in one room wasn't intriguing enough for us, they'll be discussing Quindlen's latest memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. The book contains reflections on the events of her life: from childhood through middle age. With five bestsellers on her resume and seven nonfiction books to boot (not to mention that little Pulitzer), her reflections on life and career are entirely worth sharing. Here's an inkling of what to expect from the event, and if you want more of a taste here's a link to Random House's brief excerpt.

"It's odd when I think of the arc of my life, from child to young woman to aging adult. First I was who I was. Then I didn't know who I was. Then I invented someone, and became her. Then I began to like what I'd invented. And finally I was what I was again.

It turned out I wasn't alone in that particular progression."

This event takes place on May 4, 7 p.m., Tribune Tower: 435 N. Michigan Ave., tickets are $15 and available for purchase here.

The next event is a big one for all baseball fans. On Monday, May 7, Chad Harbach will be reading and discussing his bestselling novel The Art of Fielding. Harbach is an editor and co-founder of n+1 Magazine and worked on Fielding for about nine years before its release in 2011. The novel has rave reviews from The New York Times and NPR, and has been received by many as the next big baseball book. Harbach cultivates from his love of the game and reflects on how a team, much like a family, contains the strong bonds and tribulations which mold adolescents into adults.

Chad Harbach will be at The Latin School of Chicago: 59 W. North Blvd. on May 7, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase here.