Printers Row and the Chicago Tribune Welcome Judy Blume on June 17, 2015

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Judy Blume, literary icon and beloved author of “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” “Forever” and “Summer Sisters,” discusses her latest book, “In the Unlikely Event” with Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. Blume, honored in 2013 with the Chicago Tribune’s Young Adult Literary Award, returns to Chicago for this event, which is presented by the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row series and the Chicago Humanities Festival.

The event is being presented by the events arm of the Chicago Tribune newsroom, Trib Nation, and will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 at Francis W. Parker School in the Diane and David B Heller Auditorium (2233 N. Clark St.).

Judy Blume, literary icon and beloved author of “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” “Forever” and “Summer Sisters,” discusses her latest book, “In the Unlikely Event” with Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. “In the Unlikely Event” is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times, and finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Blume, honored in 2013 with the Chicago Tribune’s Young Adult Literary Award, returns to Chicago for this event, which is presented by the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row series and the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

Trib Nation & Printers Row present Political Strategist David Axelrod at Venue SIX10, Wednesday, March 3rd!

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Political strategist David Axelrod will join Tribune Editorial Board member and author Clarence Page in discussion about Axelrod’s new book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” From New York to Chicago to the White House, “Believer” chronicles Axelrod’s evolution from young journalist to political strategist to senior adviser to the president.
At the same time, it looks closely at the 20-year friendship with Barack Obama that ultimately took both of them from Chicago to the White House. Books will be available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow the discussion.

EVENT DETAILS

Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.

Location: Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago


About David Axelrod

David Axelrod served as senior adviser to President Barack Obama and as senior strategist in Obama’s two presidential campaigns. Today he serves as director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and as a senior political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

Before entering politics in 1984, Axelrod spent eight years as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he covered national, state and local politics. In 1981, he became the youngest political writer and columnist in the paper’s history. He also served as the Tribune’s City Hall bureau chief.

Axelrod was born in New York City, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and the University of Chicago. He is married and has three children.


About Clarence Page

Clarence Page is a syndicated columnist and Washington-based member of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board. Among other awards, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1989 and lifetime achievement awards from the Chicago Headline Club, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the National Association of Black Journalists. An aspiring bass player, Page also enjoys entering stand-up comedy contests, which he tends to lose. Page lives outside Washington DC, with his wife and son.

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Printer’s Row and the Chicago Tribune Present Veronica Roth, Author of the Divergent Series, and Garth Nix

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On Monday, Oct. 20, best-selling author of the “Divergent” Series Veronica Roth, fellow best-selling young adult fantasy author Garth Nix and Chicago Tribune columnist and author Jenniffer Weigel will discuss Roth and Nix’s latest books and their experiences writing for adventurous young readers around the world.  Fans of Roth’s “Divergent” Series will also enjoy exclusive access to “Divergent Collector’s Edition,” which features 72 pages of bonus material, one day ahead of the rest of the nation.  A book signing with both authors will follow the speaking program.  This author talk is presented by Trib Nation Events and the Printers Row, Chicago Tribune’s literary membership program.

“Four: A Divergent Collection” and “Divergent Collector’s Edition” as well as Nix’s “Clariel” are available for a special discounted pre-sale price with tickets now.  Roth’s dystopian “Divergent” books have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.  “Four: A Divergent Collection,” which was released in July, includes four prequel stories and three scenes to accompany the three-book series.  Nix’s “Clariel,” a prequel to the “Old Kingdom” trilogy, will be released one week before the event. The Australian author of award-winning young adult fantasy novels will join Chicago-native Roth in a rare appearance together.

When
:  Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 6 p.m.

Where:  Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.

Tickets:  Individual tickets are $20 each if purchased in advance or $22 at the door. Ticket plus discounted pre-sale book bundles are also available now. For tickets, please visit Eventbrite.