A colorful chef reads from a classic book to kick off this year's Big Read in The Bronx.

Baron Ambrosia, the quirky host of BronxNet’s Bronx Flavor and star of the Cooking Channel’s The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, will read aloud from 'Fahrenheit 451' at the launch event in Westchester Square.

Attendees get a free copy of Ray Bradbury's novel about a future where books are burned (available in English or Spanish). Snacks will be served.

The event begins the Bronx Writers Center's annual Big Read, an 8-week celebration of that Bradbury and his landmark novel that includes writing, reading, bookmarking and discussion.

For more information about The Big Read in the Bronx, contact Maria Romano at 718-931-9500 x21 or bronxwriters@bronxarts.org, or visit www.bronxarts.org and click on The Big Read.

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