The Big Read: "Fahrenheit 451"
Release date: October 30, 2007
Goucher College is hosting a panel discussion of Ray Bradbury’s classic Fahrenheit 451 as part of The Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts program that brings people together to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The event is being held Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Buchner Hall of the Alumnae/i House.
This event is free and open to the public and is hosted by Goucher College President Sanford J. Ungar and presented in partnership with Towson University and other local libraries. For more information, call 410-337-6362 or 410-337-6364.
Goucher’s Big Read event begins with a staged reading of "The Pedestrian," a one-act play by Ray Bradbury. This play is based on a 1949 short story of the same title — a story that a year later would inform Bradbury’s writing of Fahrenheit 451.
Following the play, President Ungar will moderate a panel discussion among English Professor Jeff Myers and Librarian Jim Huff — both from Goucher College — and Communications Professor Richard Vatz and English Professor Marlana Portolano, from Towson University.
Light refreshments will follow this event, and a limited number of copies of Fahrenheit 451 will be given away.
The NEA is presenting The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.
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