Eight weeks of Big Read events culminate with a capstone presentation by Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Homer’s Big Read this year is Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451.” The authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury, Weller wrote “The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury,” a Los Angeles Times best seller and winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography.
Weller has written for the Paris Review and Slate magazine. His short fiction has appeared in numerous books and journals. He is an associate professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.