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Archived News Release from 2007

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World-Renowned Authors Featured in The Big Read’s “Meet the Author” Events

Redwood City, CA - March 12 , 2007 - Redwood City and Montalvo Arts Center offer an incredible opportunity to join three of the world’s most-read science fiction authors as part of The Big Read! All events are free and open to the public.

    A New York Times and London Sunday Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. He is the author of the "Otherland" series among other great books – a favorite among sci fi fans!
    Live and in person , Wednesday March 14, 7:30 pm - City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road

    Robinson is a contemporary giant in sci fi writing, and a winner of the coveted HUGO, NEBULA, and LOCUS awards. He is the author of the bestselling Mars trilogy and many others.
    Live and in person , Wednesday March 21, 7:30 pm - Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road

    Bradbury is an absolute legend, authoring more than five hundred published works -- short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse. His writing has changed the way people think, during a career spanning more than six decades. He is of course the author of Fahrenheit 451 – the book featured in The Big Read.
    Live via satellite, Friday, March 23, 4:00 pm - Carrington Hall, Sequoia High School 1201 Brewster Ave.

The Big Read offers the classic book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, which is available in English and Spanish throughout the community – at City libraries, community centers, book stores, and other locations. The community is invited to read the book, and then join in any of the incredible number of community events throughout March - movies, book discussions, “meet the author” events, kids’ story times, book-making workshop, panels, seminars, and more! The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Montalvo Arts Center. For details and a calendar listing of all events for The Big Read visit or

This event is part of The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

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Rosalind Kutler
Redwood City Public Library

Leslie Zane
Montalvo Arts Center

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