I’m pleased to announce that actor Seamus Dever will be one of our celebrity readers at the Ray Bradbury Read August 22 in Maguire Gardens, just off Ray Bradbury Square in downtown Los Angeles (subject to availability).
Seamus is well known for playing Detective Kevin Ryan for the past eight seasons on ABC’s popular show, Castle.
Seamus will join actor Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds") and Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Huizar,
and members of the public in reading excerpts from the novels, stories, poems, and essays of the American literary master in celebration the ninety-sixth anniversary of his birth.
The multi-talented Dever -- he’s a singer as well as an actor -- also participated in Ray Bradbury Week in 2010, a week-long series of events honoring Bradbury on his 90th birthday. Dever performed in a stage reading at the Writers Guild of America of Bradbury’s one-act play, The Better Part of Wisdom, along with James Cromwell and Jeff Cannata. The one-act was one of Bradbury’s favorites, and he was greatly moved by the reading and the performances.
It’s wonderful to have Seamus with us for another tribute to this great American author whose novels, stories, poems, and essays -- not to mention his presence in millions of lives -- have meant so much to so many.