Ray Bradbury Biographer to Speak April 11

Lecture: “Life and Legacy of Ray Bradbury”
Thursday, April 11
7:00 PM
Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for Fine Arts

The Big ReadGalesburg Public Library and Knox College Library present “The Life and Legacy of Ray Bradbury” with biographer Sam Weller in Kresge Recital Hall on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. This event is part of the Galesburg area “The Big Read” project of Fahrenheit 451.

Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury and a three-time Bram Stoker Award nominee. His book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury was a Los Angeles Times best-seller and winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography. Weller is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly magazine. He has written for the Paris Review, the National Public Radio Program All Things Considered, and Slate magazine. His short fiction has appeared in numerous books and journals. He is currently an associate professor in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College, Chicago.

This event is free and open to the public. Free copies of Fahrenheit 451 are available at Seymour Library and the Galesburg Public Library while supplies last. For more information on this or any other The Big Read events, call the Galesburg Public Library at 343-6118 or visit the Galesburg Public Library website. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.