Signature Showcase: Sam Weller

English and Creative Writing Associate Professor and Ray Bradbury's authorized biographer will lecture on Bradbury's legacy.

“You must infuse your fiction with an emotional experience you have lived through—a death, a loss, a love, a joy, a sorrow, an epiphany—to infuse it with authenticity, truth, and feeling.”

Weller, on what he learned from working with Ray Bradbury

As part of the library’s semi-annual Friends of the Library Signature Showcase, English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Sam Weller will lecture on science fiction author Ray Bradbury. He will sign copies of the new edition of his book Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews, which includes interviews, photographs of Bradbury’s home, and essays by The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood and film director Frank Darabon.

As Bradbury’s authorized biographer, Weller has chronicled the life and works of the beloved writer. Alongside Listen to the Echoes, Weller is also the author of The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview: and other Conversations, and the 2015 Stoker Award-winning Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury. He is a former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly, and often blogs for Huffington Post. He is currently at work on his debut novel, “an existential love story filled with Oz-ian magic and wonder.”

Signature Showcase: Sam Weller
Monday, April 9
6:30-8:30 p.m.
624 S. Michigan Ave.
Library, 3rd Floor North Reading Room