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Author Sam Weller to kick-off UNB Saint John s 2014-15 Lorenzo Reading Series

Author: Communications

Posted on Sep 8, 2014

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media

Journalist and author Sam Weller will kick-off UNB Saint John’s 2014-15 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451 on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall at 40 Charlotte Street.

This novel was chosen as the 2014 One Campus One Book One Community for UNBSJ, which is a reading program that provides a common experience for all first-year students and strengthens the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive on campus.

Sam Weller, Ray Bradbury’s authorized biographer and the established authority on the famous science fiction writer, is best known for his 2005 book The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, and for his 2010 collection, Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews. His newest book, Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview and Other Conversations, is due for publication on December 2, 2014.

Sam Weller also co-edited Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, winner of the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. He teaches fiction writing at Columbia College in Chicago. He is a former correspondent for Publishers Weekly magazine and has written for the Paris Review and National Public Radio.

Sam Weller is well known for pop culture articles in numerous books and journals, including the anthology Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories.

The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. 

For more information contact Alison Hughes at (506) 654-3753 or email aehughes@unb.ca.