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January 24, 2007: David Lawton

David Lawton

Called "Burning to Read," Lawton's talk will center on the modern classic Ray Bradbury novel, Fahrenheit 451, which is the book chosen for the metro-wide Big Read project. Billed as "the nation's largest book club" and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the WUSTL grant provides resources to encourage the entire community to participate in an array of discussions, lectures, exhibitions, readings, films, and theatre performances (NOTE: Please visit the web site, bigread.wustl.edu, for information on Washington University's community project, and www.neabigread.org to learn about the national literacy program.)

Public Affairs article: "Burning to Read" Assembly Series lecture kicks off area-wide Big Read project