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The Bradbury Chronicles

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Bradbury Chronicles
Bradbury Chronicles
At Noon on June 15 in Meeting Room A of the Central Library, the Literature and Fiction Department hosts "The Bradbury Chronicles", a talk by Sam Weller, a top Bradbury scholar who worked for 12 years as his authorized biographer.  
 
Mr Weller will speak about Ray Bradbury-- the man, his amazing relationship with Bradbury, how he became Bradbury’s authorized biographer, and Bradbury’s long connection to the Los Angeles Public Library.  
 
Weller wrote The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury; Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews; and co-edited Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury.   Weller is also the Associate Chair of Columbia College’s Department of Creative Writing in Chicago, where he is also a professor.  
 
Weller spent hundreds and hundreds of hours in conversation with the Ray Bradbury, in discussion at his home and  during many drives around Los Angeles, including visits to his boyhood haunts near Hollywood.  Weller also traveled to the White House with him in 2004 when he was awarded the Medal of Arts.  
 
Among Bradbury’s favorite topics was his love of books, reading and libraries.  He was a longtime fervent supporter of the Los Angeles Public Library in particular.  
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the man and the icon behind the many masterpieces so well known and beloved.

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