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Induction Ceremony (Class of 2021)

Thursday, November 3, 2022
6:30-7:45 p.m.

Poster by Hannah Jennings

CLHOF formally inducted Carol Shields, Ethel Payne, and Ray Bradbury. Presenters included Jason Aukerman, Tammy Gibson, Anne Collins, Paul McComas and Susan Swan. Shields’ niece, Natalie Beglen, as well as Payne’s niece, Sylvia Peters, were among the family members on hand to participate in the ceremony. Partners included the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, the Ray Bradbury Center, the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum, and Greater Reach Consulting. The event was free and open to the public.

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The three statues await to be awarded on behalf of Ray Bradbury, Ethel L. Payne, and Carol Shields (Photo by Don Seeley).
CLHOF Founding Executive Director Donald G. Evans prepares to start the ceremony. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Ray Bradbury Center Director Jason Aukerman speaks to a full City Lit Theatre audience. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Jason Aukerman delivers his remarks. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Actor and writer Paul McComas performs a Ray Bradbury selection. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Sylvia Peters ackowledges the large family group in attendance to support the induction of Ethel L. Payne. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Educator Sylvia Peters talks about her aunt, Ethel L. Payne. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Journalist and activist Tammy Payne discusses the trailblazing career of journalist Payne. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Carol Shields Prize for Fiction Co-Founder Susan Swan reviews the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize winner Shields. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Random House editor Anne Collins reads a selection from Shields' final, unpublished novel. (Photo by Don Seeley).
Natalie Belen accepts the statue on behalf of her aunt, Carol Shields. (Photo by Don Seeley).
The presenters get together for a group shot. (Photo by Don Seeley).

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