September 22, 2008

Extraordinary American Novelist Ray Bradbury to Headline the Seventh Annual West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, September 28, 2008

Famed novelist Ray Bradbury, who is widely considered to be one of the most important American writers of fiction during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, will headline the award-winning West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West Hollywood Park, 647 North San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood. The West Hollywood Book Fair is free. (Free parking is available at the Pacific Design Center at 8687 Melrose Avenue. Enter the structure at Melrose Avenue. Free shuttle service is also available.)

Ray Bradbury is a literary, fantasy, science fiction and mystery writer who has authored more than five hundred works of short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts and verse. He is most known for his 1953 classic novel Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, a book which has been described both as a short story and a novel. His timeless appeal to audiences young and old has proven him to be one of the truly classic authors of the 20th and 21st Century.

The West Hollywood Book Fair, hosted by the City and LA Weekly, will feature 12 stages with more than 400 celebrated authors and artists appearing in more than 100 panels and book signings, storytelling, poetry and theatrical performances and writing workshops. The West Hollywood Book Fair is one of Southern California's largest, most eclectic literary events attracting more than 25,000 readers and writers of all ages and interests. Numerous book sellers and literary non-profit organizations will exhibit at the West Hollywood Book Fair.

Other celebrated authors to participate include legendary actor Robert Wagner appearing on behalf of his memoir Pieces of My Heart; Len Wein, editor and video game writer of Watchman; poet Eloise Klein Healy whose six books of poetry include the highly-acclaimed anthology Passing; Maryum "May May" Ali, daughter of Muhammed Ali and author of the children's book I Shook Up the World: The Incredible Life of Muhammed Ali; noted attorney Vincent Bugliosi, author of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder; best-selling mystery author of the Eve Diamond mystery series, Denise Hamilton; actor and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr., author of Living Like Ed; and Lambda Literary award winning author Nina Revoyr, author of the current bestseller The Age of Dreaming.

The West Hollywood Book Fair will also feature diverse programming for all ages and interests including teens performing poetry and readings and young adult panels; Senior readings; LGBT panels and exhibitors; the Target Kids' Stage with performances and storytelling including Media City Ballet's debut performance of "The Four Musicians;" activities and crafts for children; Russian-speaking author readings; three poetry, theatre and performance stages; a Comics Scene with panels, live comic book art demonstrations and a manga fashion show; a People, Places & Politics stage; entertainment, environmental and mystery panels and panels for new writers such as preparing for publishing and getting a literary agent.

The complete schedule of appearances, panels, performances, book signings and exhibitor hosted activities will be posted on the West Hollywood Book Fair web site at

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