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Chad Harbach The Art Of FieldingLakeland College recently received a $3,000 grant from Kohler Foundation, Inc., to help fund the college's inaugural Community Book Read, which debuts next spring with Wisconsin native Chad Harbach, author of the best-seller novel "The Art of Fielding."

Harbach will be at Lakeland on April 15, 2014, as part of the book read. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lakeland's Bradley Theatre.

Harbach will read excerpts from the novel and answer questions about the work and his life as an author and magazine editor. Guests are encouraged to read "The Art of Fielding" prior to the event.

"The Art of Fielding," Harbach's debut novel, was named one of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of 2011. Born is Racine, Harbach is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Virginia, and he is a cofounder and editor of n+1, a magazine journal of literature, politics and culture based in New York.

The Kohler Foundation is a non-profit, private foundation that supports arts and education through grants, scholarships, and preservation initiatives in Wisconsin and beyond. Celebrating 70 years of its Distinguished Guest Series, Kohler Foundation brings world-class entertainment to the Village of Kohler at accessible prices.

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