WBEZ’s Podcast Passport series is proud to host LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! on March 23rd, 2018 at the Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Hosted by the legendary actor, director, and children literacy advocate, LeVar Burton self-selects a compelling short story and reads it to audiences. Previous works featured on the podcast have included stories by Elmore Leonard, Laura Chow Reeve, and award-winning novelist, Neil Gaiman.
We all know LeVar Burton from his roles in Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, but perhaps most iconically as the host and executive producer for PBS’s Reading Rainbow. For 23 years, LeVar graced the public television with his signature voice, kind personality, and his passion for connecting with and teaching young readers to also become passionate about reading. Now, LeVar Burton continues to read to a new type of audience: adults! LeVar himself has said how “it really does prove what we’ve all known our entire lives—that we all love to be read to.” (The New Yorker).
Join us with LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! at the stunning Fourth Presbyterian Church on a night full of storytelling, curiosity, and connecting to the inner-kid inside of us.
About the Host:
LeVar Burton is an award winning actor, director, producer, author, and lifelong children’s literacy advocate.
About the Series:
WBEZ’s Podcast Passport brings podcasts from across the country to Chicago audiences who love seeing their favorite shows outside of their headphones! This series also provides an opportunity for WBEZ fans to engage with their favorite podcast hosts, as well as introduce new people to the exciting work WBEZ is doing in their communities. For more information, visit wbez.org/events.
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