Sunday, July 15, 2012

Live Forever: Ray Bradbury Celebration & Reading

For those within striking distance Tuesday evening, July 17th, there will be a celebration of the life and work of Ray Bradbury at Awesome Books, Downtown, 929 Liberty Ave, at 6:30 pm.  The reading is free, the bookstore is awesome, and Ray Bradbury touched us all often and deeply.  See the above for a list of who is reading what.  

On the day he died, there was a touching tribute to Ray by a fan on Harlan Ellison's webpage that said it all:

"Mars seems unbearably far away today."

Join us for the celebration.

Ray Harryhausen, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, & Julius Schwartz

my stars--
a gang of old men
in the Milky Way
translated by David G. Lanoue


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Conrad DiDiodato said...


Bradbury deserves to be among the venerable stars. If I was in your town, I'd be at the celebration. I've taught him for years in my high school English classes: the writings never get 'old' and the kids loved it. He's one of the few writers who can compete with the 'smartphones'.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Glad to hear he is still connecting - the books still flying off our library shelves, of course.

I'm reading the Prologue to The Illustrated Man at the Tuesday reading and reflecting on what a tattoo meant to those of us growing up in the 50s and what it means now.

We have come a long way in a short time, but I believe I'll be mentioning Melville, too, for those who think it has changed all that much.

Ed Baker said...

and WHO can forget what Rod Steiger
et al did
with some of the "staff" out of

The Illustrated Man

as far as I am concerned
one of our three TOP actor/artists !

Marlon Brando
Charles Laughton
Rod Steiger

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, I would so like to go to that. I think I feel better just knowing it's happening though.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Yes, Steiger was excellent, and well cast, if against Hollywood type for a lead role. Bradbury's description of the illustrated man fits Steiger well.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Cheers, Charles. It should be fun.