For those who might be in the Chicago area at the time, the Illinois Reads Book Festival will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Ray Bradbury's hometown of Waukegan, Illinois. The event will be held at the Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside Avenue. The Festival begins at 10 am. Two events at the Festival relate directly to Ray. First, there will be a production of Ray's play of FAHRENHEIT 451, performed by the Waukegan Drama Club, at 2:30 pm. Secondly, Professor Jonathan Eller of Indiana University, author of BECOMING RAY BRADBURY and RAY BRADBURY UNBOUND, is scheduled to appear at the Festival. (It should be noted that the date of Friday, March 15, 2019 appears on the IU website. Since the Festival is scheduled to be held at Waukegan High School on March 16, 2019, I suspect this may be a typo, but I cannot be sure.) Here are links relating the Festival and these events.
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From today's Chicago Tribune: the City of Waukegan will designate Literary Landmark status to that city's Ray Bradbury Park on March 16, 2019 (the day of the Illinois Reads Book Festival) at 4:51 pm. (What better time of day?) Professor Jonathan Eller is scheduled to be one of the speakers at the event. Here is a link to more information:
For those who might be interested in viewing it, here is a link to the Ray Bradbury Park Literary Landmark dedication ceremony held in Waukegan, Illinois last month. It lasts a little over an hour:
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