Add the city of Pomona, California to the long list of places that have selected a Ray Bradbury book for their Nation Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. Participants will be reading the classic sf novel Fahrenheit 451 between October 8 and November 13.
The goal of the Big Read is to restore reading to the center of American culture and highlight the importance of literature in daily life. The Big Read aims to directly address the decline of reading for pleasure by providing citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their community.
Pomona’s Big Read kicks off with an appearance by the author and his biographer at An Evening with Ray Bradbury and Sam Weller on October 8, 6 p.m., in the Western University of Health Sciences, Health Education Center, 701 East Second St., Pomona, CA 91766.
Sam Weller will discuss his books The Bradbury Chronicles and the newly released Listen to the Echoes: the Ray Bradbury Interviews. Both authors will sign books afterwards.
[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]