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Fahrenheit 451 featured during 2014 One Campus One Book One Community event

Author: Communications

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

Category: Events , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage

UNB Saint John is holding its annual One Campus One Book One Community (OCOBOC) event on September 17.

The purpose of OCOBOC is to provide a common experience for all first-year students and to strengthen the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive at UNBSaint John.

Following the success of the first OCOBOC initiative, this year the program has been expanded to include more events,multi-media programming, and tie-ins with the Saint John community.

The book selected is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

This best-selling masterpiece will be discussed in light of its powerful impact on North American culture and thought, and its exploration of the controversial issues surrounding censorship and intellectual freedom.
 
Sam Weller, Ray Bradbury’s authorized biographer, will be on campus and available to students, faculty, staff and current fans to meet, to have books autographed and discuss the series.
 
Students have already received a free copy of the book to read.
 
The public is invited to attend both a campus event at 3p.m. at Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre and a reading of Fahrenheit 451 by Sam Weller on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Hall (corner of Charlotte Street and King Square North).