Don’t miss last day of Bradbury Storytelling Festival Today! 10th Anniversary

Continues Today – Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in Waukegan

by Tina Johansson

Get into the spirit of the spooky holiday by experiencing stories from Waukegan’s native son Ray Bradbury, during the 10th Annual Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival which continues today for FREE at the Waukegan Public Library.

The second day of the festival (it was held at Genesee Theatre on Friday)  kicks off a four-month-long community-wide program called The Big Read, focused on Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.”

The library event today will be filled with activities including workshop sessions led by Bradbury scholars and professional storytellers. These events are supported by an $8,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Activities at the library include:

  • 1 p.m. – Jonathan Eller of Purdue University will present a workshop focused on “Fahrenheit 451.”
  • 3:30 – actor Bill Oberst Jr. will present a theatrical reading of Bradbury’s short story “Pillar of Fire.”

Waukegan Public Library is at 128 N. County Street. For more information call 847.782.2366 or go to


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