Journalist Sam Weller, authorized biographer of author Ray Bradbury, will visit Wichita on Saturday as part of this year’s Wichita Big Read.
Weller will speak and sign books at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Wichita State Hughes Metroplex, 5015 E. 29th St. North.
Earlier in the day, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas, Weller will lead a session on creative writing.
Both events are free, though the creative writing session is full, according to organizers.
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Weller’s book, “The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury,” was a national best-seller and winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for best biography. A companion book, “Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews,” was published in 2010.
A creative writing professor at Columbia College Chicago, Weller teaches the only college class in the country that focuses on the works of Bradbury.
“Fahrenheit 451,” Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel about a society where books are outlawed, is the selection for this year’s Wichita Big Read, an annual celebration of reading.
For more information on the Big Read and a full list of events, visit www.bigreadwichita.org.