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An Evening with Ray Bradbury

The Athenaeum is proud to present Ray Bradbury, who has been dubbed "the World's Greatest Literary Writer." In the literary field, however, he is also emerging as an equally gifted poet, and it is in this capacity that he will speak at CMC. He is the second in the Athenaeum's American poets series.

Mr. Bradbury has published 23 books-novels and collections of stories, poems, and plays. His books include The Martian Chronicles (1950), Fahrenheit 451 (1953), The Golden Apples of the Sun and Other Stories (1953), and Long after Midnight (1976). He has written screenplays for It Came from Outer Space (1953), The Picasso Summer (1957), I Sing the Body Electric (1969), and Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983).

In 1964 Mr. Bradbury founded the Pandemonium Theater, which has produced many of his plays, including Falling Upward (1988), a comedy about working in Ireland, and for John Huston on the screenplay of Moby-Dick (1956).

Please join us for his talk in the Athenaeum at 7:00, preceded by a reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.