The ASC Fahrenheit 451 Project

as funded by
The National Endowment for the Arts' The Big Read
and Adams State College

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." ~ Ray Bradbury

The themes and issues addressed in Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” connected college students, faculty, and community members, including K-12 teachers and students.

Free speech in a democratic society was examined through readings, debate, productions, and art.

“In my 23 years at ASC, this project is the most successful such effort in which I have witnessed.” Adams State President David Svaldi

Celebrating the act of reading

Alyssa Mitson-Salazar, said: “Fahrenheit was the first book we analyzed in Mrs. Chavez's room this year, and since then, it has become my absolute favorite novel.”

Justin Garoutte, said: “The entire Fahrenheit 451 project was definitely worthwhile.”

For more information on this project contact Dr. Taylor or visit the Adams State Theatre Department.